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Buffalo West Wing (White House Chef Mystery Series #4)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Breezeflash

    *comes in her white fur glowing ice blue eyes gleaming* hello

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    Nice "Escapist" Reading

    I have enjoyed all the books in this series. They make for great reading when you're looking for a likeable main character, a good little mystery, and a story that's not too intense. Would be a super "beach read."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

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    Love this series!

    I really, really enjoy this series. It's not high literature, but it's really entertaining and very readable. I became invested in Ollie fairly quickly. My only complaint is that the books are too short. But that's okay because they're highly enjoyable.

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  • Posted May 21, 2012

    I liked this book because it involved the White House getting a

    I liked this book because it involved the White House getting a new President as we know happens fairly regularly. However, this President has little children. This puts a whole new perspective on the staff of the kitchen and the White House. Ollie denies the children Chicken Wings and was it the best choice? She does have to explain herself to several other employees and begins to second guess herself.

    The White House also get a chef who cooks for the family. He came from the private household of the President. He knows all about the family and the children like him. Has Ollie met her match? She does butt heads with him, but then gets to fill in for him on several occasions.
    This book doesn’t let down in that Ollie is her true self again. All the antics that followed her in previous books, are new and exciting in this book too. And is there a new man in Ollie’s life?

    Verdict: 4.5 stars. I have thoroughly enjoyed this series. And if you pick up this book in the series, make sure you have some chicken wings to go along with the reading time.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

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    Great series addition

    Upheaval reigns supreme in this book, the fourth installment of the White House Chef series and there is no way that the reader can be disappointed. President Campbell has retired and is replaced by new President Hyden along with a family that includes two small children, Josh and Abby. On Inauguration Day a mysterious box of chicken wings shows up in the kitchen addressed to the children - they are a favorite of theirs. However, Ollie will not allow them to be given to the children because of their unknown origin - procedures. Unbeknownst to her, Cyan, her assistant, gives the wings to the laundry staff and the following morning, not only is the majority of the staff in the hospital, but the hospital is under seige by terrorists.

    The Secret Service is keeping all the details of the Wings under wraps (they turn out to be poisoned). Since the First Lady is unaware of this service that Ollie's given by withholding the wings from the children, the new First Lady is not exactly Ollie's greatest fan and so brings their personal family chef into the White House. Here a new conflict arises because Chef Ballantine (a true prima donna) thinks he is the new Executive Chef and controls the kitchen but is informed that Ollie is still Chief cook and is his boss. Slowly the story and mystery build to its climax which has an edge of your seat conclusion.

    This series is great and the changes that are incorporated because of the election of a new president keep the stories fresh and exciting. The characters are all slowly being revealed to the reader just as you meet and get to know new friends. Love the series!

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  • Posted November 11, 2010

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    engaging amateur sleuth

    The new president of the United States with his wife watching is sworn into office. Back at the White House, executive chef Olivia' Ollie" Paras and her staff prepare to adapt to the First Family whose tastes differ from the previous occupants.

    Ollie notices a box on a counter containing chicken wings meant for President Harden's children Josh and Abby. Since she has no idea who left it, Ollie refuses to allow the First Kids to eat it though Josh and Abby want them. The First Lady is livid with the chef's audacity. When the food is given to the laundry workers, they become ill and are rushed to the hospital where they are held hostage by extremists from Armuston who demand the release of their leader from an American prison. While Ollie is worried about the personal chef Virgil Ballantine who the First Family hired to prepare their meals and apparently wants her job, the extremists are about to perform another action to free their leader.

    Readers will be fascinated with what goes on in the White House where even the kitchen deals with politics as the devoted staff struggle with the change in administration demands on them especially with young kids (previous administration had adult children). The First Lady is hostile towards Ollie for depriving her First Children from eating the wings that were laced with arsenic but the Secret Service and Ollie are not allowed to inform her of that; this animosity and concealment seem inappropriate with international and domestic terrorism a growth industry. Although the workers rarely make it into the limelight, the White House could not function without their support. The whodunit is cleverly devised as Julie Hyzy writes an engaging amateur sleuth starring a heroine with a unique perspective of Eggecutive Orders

    Harriet Klausner

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