Capitol Murder

Capitol Murder

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by Phillip Margolin
     
 

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Deadly intrigue, breathtaking twists, and exhilarating suspense await in the third book of Phillip Margolin’s New York Times bestselling Washington Trilogy. Hot on the heels of Supreme Justice, Margolin delivers another heart-pounding thriller featuring private investigator Dana Cutler and lawyer Brad Miller, who are forced by a terrorist attack

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Deadly intrigue, breathtaking twists, and exhilarating suspense await in the third book of Phillip Margolin’s New York Times bestselling Washington Trilogy. Hot on the heels of Supreme Justice, Margolin delivers another heart-pounding thriller featuring private investigator Dana Cutler and lawyer Brad Miller, who are forced by a terrorist attack on a football stadium—and by the escape of Executive Privilege’s convicted serial killer Clarence Little—to follow a sinister trail of lies, treachery, and betrayal into an unexpected new arena: the U.S. Congress.

“Phillip Margolin knows how to pack in the thrills.” —Tess Gerritsen

Editorial Reviews

“A killer follow-up. . . . Phillip Margolin's CAPITOL MURDER is like a cold shower—it grabs our attention and gets our adrenaline running.”
Publishers Weekly
PI Dana Cutler and attorney Brad Miller, now working as a congressional legal aide, contend with sex scandals, an escaped murderer, and a looming major terrorist attack on U.S. soil in bestseller Margolin’s busy third Washington, D.C., thriller (after 2010’s Supreme Justice). Cutler is dispatched to Portland, Ore., where Miller’s boss, Sen. Jack Carson, has gotten involved with a Middle Eastern seductress, Jessica Koshani, who possesses a DVD showing Carson in a compromising position. Koshani blackmails Carson into returning to D.C., where he’s to report to her on what the authorities know about a suicide bombing her employers are plotting. Meanwhile, Miller must keep track of Clarence Little, a serial killer and former client sent to prison in 2008’s Executive Privilege, who’s been sending Miller cryptically threatening letters since escaping custody in Oregon. Some readers may struggle with the large cast and many scene shifts, but Margolin manages to pull everything together in the end. Agents: Jean Naggar and Jennifer Weltz, Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency. (Apr.)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Several plots converge in this political thriller, each driving toward the last suspenseful page. . . . CAPITOL MURDER is as frightening as any election. Grade: A”
Examiner.com
“Like the preceding books in this trilogy, CAPITOL MURDER offers its readers an exciting story focused on topical events. Margolin expertly unravels each of the threads of his complicated plot only unite them again in a consistently developed conclusion.”
New York Journal of Books
“A killer follow-up. . . . Phillip Margolin’s CAPITOL MURDER is like a cold shower—it grabs our attention and gets our adrenaline running.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062069900
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/26/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
222,619
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Phillip Margolin has written nineteen novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, including his latest novels Woman with a Gun, Worthy Brown’s Daughter, Sleight of Hand, and the Washington trilogy. Each displays a unique, compelling insider’s view of criminal behavior, which comes from his long background as a criminal defense attorney who has handled thirty murder cases. Winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award, he lives in Portland, Oregon.

Brief Biography

Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A. in Government, American University, 1965; New York University School of Law, 1970

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Capitol Murder 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
GrantH39 More than 1 year ago
I have read seven of Mr. Margolin's novels and enjoyed them all including Capitol Murder. I have rated this below average because it read as if it were a "rush to market/publish" piece when compared to the other two in this series: Executive Privilege and Supreme Justice. The characters were not developed well. This book could not stand on its own if the narrative develop from these to previous books were unknown. The misuse of adverbs is annoying, e.g. "She held it tight." Tight modifies how it was "held" and should be an adverb with the addition of -ly (tightly). This is an occurrence that happens 100-200 times in each book. Yes, I know. All the mystery and suspense writers butcher English. Also, all firearms mentioned have the ammunition in magazines, not clips. These are two entirely different pieces of hardware. But back to the story, it began slowly, meandered somewhat with multiple threads, and concluded abruptly. Entertaining but not satisfying. I will continue to purchase and read all of Mr. Margolin's published works and trust this is a one-time aberration. GW Hiesterman
KenCady More than 1 year ago
Three stars means good, and this book is a good read for a lazy day or a crowded flight. The time will quickly pass. Capitol Murder will not challenge you much. You'll forget about it minutes after you are finished with it, but no harm will be done. No animals will be hurt, and, if you get the e-book, no trees will have suffered needlessly.
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GMony61 More than 1 year ago
Overall I liked the book because it held my interest from start to finish. I thought the ending was realistic but left some items hanging (that may be addressed in the next novel, but it could have been wrapped up more cleanly). Still a very good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like nonstop action, this the book for you! A page turner I could not put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series--great book--must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great page turner. I would gladly read anything by this author.
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This book is for mystery read fans like myself. The characters are well-developed, the plot is fantastic. I did not anticipate the ending, but it was quite a surprise. This is the second book by this author with familiar characters from Executive Privilege. I look forward to reading more by Phillip Margolin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author describes his characters so well, the pace is great, the plot is good too! Although many characters are continuing, this book stands alone too! You can get into the characters and what's happening without feeling you have to go back to the book before. Although I think you might find, as I did, that you want to! This was a Nook Free Friday as I recall and I liked the author's style so much, I've bought others. Recommended!
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite Fans of Phillip Margolin will be thrilled with the return of two of their favorite characters: Brad and Dana Miller. However, they are not the only characters fans will recognize: serial killer Clarence Little is back along with Brad’s wife Ginny and Dana’s friend, Jake. The plot of "Capitol Murder" mimics life. Rarely do we concentrate solely on one thing. Usually we have many things happening at once as happens in the plot of this book. "Capitol Murder" offers three major plot lines at once. Phillip Margolin skillfully weaves the plots together to create a smooth yet fast paced read. Plot 1. Clarence Little: In "Capitol Murder", Clarence Little is seeking new trials on two of the murders for which he was convicted and sentenced to prison. Although Brad helps with overturning one conviction he hopes Little is never released from prison. Plot 2. Terrorist: Ginny begins working for the Department of Justice. She discovers a vital piece of information as she collates paperwork on a terrorism case. Terrorists are planning an attack on the US, this time during a sporting event. Plot 3. Senator Jack Carson gives information to a lover who is blackmailing him. Brad is the Senator’s aid. Dana is investigating the Senator. All three of the plots are intertwined to create a memorable tale. The prologue quickly grabbed my attention. The pace is fast and steady. The plot is interesting although at times a little unrefined. Some scenes are not for the faint of heart. There are twists and turns that will keep the reader eagerly turning the pages. Plan to stay up all night reading this one; you will find it impossible to lay it down.
bybs54 More than 1 year ago
This is the first one of his books I have read...all I need to say is I am hooked and have already ordered more of them! Love the character development...I no KNOW these people. :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read other books by Margolin that I liked more than "Capitol Murder". I figured out every plot line well before they were revealed. This book just didn't have any gripping drama. Ending was rather abrupt and dull at that.
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I just wanted to point it out. Can you take me prisoner? Im bored...
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
The fact that the author long served as a defense attorney in 30 murder trials permeates this tale of terrorism, murder and treason. It is the third novel featuring Brad Miller, an attorney, his wife, Ginny, also an attorney, and Dana Cutler, a dogged private investigator and sometime reporter for a sleazy Washington supermarket scandal sheet. In previous books their investigation revealed the role of a President in a series of murders and saved the life of a Supreme Court justice while preventing a CIA plot to fix a case before the Court. Now Brad is serving as the legislative assistant to the U.S. Senator from Oregon and Ginny is working at the Department of Justice. Murders in Oregon and the District of Columbia seem to implicate an escaped serial murderer, one of whose previous convictions Brad helped to overturn. But, of course, nothing is what it appears to be. A terrorist plot surpassing the Twin Towers destruction completes the story, uniting all the elements. The plot is pretty much humdrum, and the characterizations less than fully developed, but Mr. Margolin certainly knows how to spin a narrative. In the end, he makes sense out of the diverse elements in an interesting manner. It is, perhaps, a light read, but still one that is recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it several weeks ago and it was ok.
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ITISI More than 1 year ago
I READ ALL OF THE BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR AND THIS PARTICULAR ONE DID NOT DISAPPOINT ME. YOU CAN COUNT ON THIS AUTHOR TO INTRIGUE AND ENTERTAIN YOU IN EVERY BOOK HE WRITES. IF YOU ARE A MYSTERY READER BE SURE TO READ THIS ONE. ONCE YOU DO, YOU WILL BE HOOKED ON MARGOLIN.
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