When private detective Dana Cutler is hired to follow college student Charlotte Walsh, she never imagines the trail will lead to the White House. But the morning after Walsh's clandestine meeting with Christopher Farrington, President of the United States, the pretty young coed is dead—the latest victim, apparently, of a fiend dubbed "the D.C. Ripper."
A junior associate in an Oregon law firm, Brad Miller is stunned by the death row revelations of convicted serial killer Clarence Little. Though Little accepts responsibility for a string of gruesome murders, he swears he was framed for one of them: the death of a teenaged babysitter who worked for then-governor Farrington.
Suddenly nowhere in America is safe for a small-time private eye and a fledgling lawyer who possess terrifying evidence that suggests the unthinkable: that someone at the very highest level of government, perhaps the president himself, is a cold and brutal killer.
The U.S. president becomes a murder suspect in this over-the-top political thriller from bestseller Margolin (Proof Positive). Young Oregon attorney Brad Miller stumbles on wrongdoing in high places while engaged in a routine pro bono case--the filing of an appeal for convicted serial killer Clarence Little. When Miller visits his client in jail, Little insists he's innocent of one murder, that of Laurie Erickson, a babysitter then in the employ of Oregon governor Christopher Farrington, who's since moved on to the White House. Miller finds evidence that someone killed Erickson to cover up her relationship with Farrington. Meanwhile, on the East Coast, PI Dana Cutler suspects that the latest victim of a serial killer known as the D.C. Ripper was also one of Farrington's mistresses. Some readers may wonder why someone trying to protect the president would dispose of his mistresses in a manner sure to attract plenty of attention. (June) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
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1 . Awesome
Posted June 15, 2010 by L.G. Beal , hillsdaleI love when I down load a book in the bargain section and it ends up being amazing. It is the best way to find a new author. I will definitely read Phillip Margolin again. Really kept you guessing. I just had one unresolved question at the end but I won't tell or I'd give away the ending!
2 . Great Read
Posted May 31, 2010 by Terri , Missoula, MTNever read a Margolin book before but would definitely read another. Story held together well with no unbelievable leaps. Enjoyed it very much.
3 . Shades of Baldacci
Posted May 26, 2010 by kw , LaGrangeI enjoy suspense stories that involve areas that we think we know about - church, politics, volunteer groups. After reading all of Baldacci's books I thought I would never be so entertained again. Then I found Mr. Margolin. I'm in love. This story was a page turner, and was good enough where the dishes were left in the sink and the laundry in the dryer because I couldn't tear myself away from the story. I shudder to think what this author's imagination can come up with, but I will certainly be looking for his other books.
June 08, 2008
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