By Robert Ellis
It was once a fresh kill -- the gorgeous blonde with the damaged neck submerged underneath the murky, churning waters of the Potomac. however it wouldn't finish there...
Three weeks prior to a vital senatorial election, a guy is gunned down execution-style in a D.C. place of work. Police are quickly to name it a case of theft long gone undesirable, yet Frank Miles suspects whatever way more sinister in the back of the homicide of his company partner.
Washington's so much feared photo maker, Frank's ruthless media manipulation has earned him numerous admirers...and simply as many enemies. Now, for the 1st time in his existence, Frank's met his fit in a shadowy schemer as shrewdpermanent as himself--but way more lethal.
As the physique count number rises, Frank turns into the U.S. Attorney's leader suspect--and a crafty killer's subsequent objective. From the underground tunnels networking Capitol Hill to the dome excessive above, Frank's race for the truth--and his life--will convey him face-to-face with energy at its deadliest extremes--where successful isn't everything...it's the single thing.
With his debut novel, L.A. instances bestselling writer Robert Ellis increases the stakes in a heart-pounding mystery set in Washington that feels so inside of and so twisted it reeks of the darkest fact.
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Sally’s patrol car pulled away. When I saw Lavinia still in the doorway, I approached her. We settled into her office, a small room off the front foyer. I’d never seen Lavinia in casual clothes. She habitually wore a dark pantsuit, conservative and businesslike, her makeup always fresh, her short hair always brushed. She looked like a corporate executive, which is what she considered herself. The quickest way to get on Lavinia’s shit list was to call her a madam. “Poor sonofabitch,” said Lavinia.
I was lucky. She wasn’t checking out until morning. She offered me a drink as soon as I stepped into the room, and I accepted. Bourbon, neat. “Gil told me about the autopsy,” I said. “It doesn’t prove a thing. If she died from suffocation, so what? ” “Anything could have happened. Something was slipped in her drink. ” She had a point. But I wasn’t interested in pursuing this possibility any more. I had another idea. “This may sound a bit strange,” I said, “since I really didn’t know your daughter very well.
Yes, she did. She could make anyone talk about anything. People would tell her their deepest secrets. ” I didn’t stay long after that. Anita was emotionally exhausted and had a long drive ahead of her in the morning. I left her to her private grief. On the way home I stopped for a nightcap at Danny’s but stayed for several. I probably shouldn’t have driven home but I had a short drive and Sogobia had no traffic after six in the evening. I made it all the way to the turn into my apartment before the flashing lights came on behind me.