It was shortly after he started working as radio master of ceremonies for Martha and her curious coterie of Washington socialites that Alec Pike learned of the drowning suicide in Italy of Harvey Benson, a news analyst and boyhood friend. Alec refused to believe Benson's death was suicide. Oddly enough, the people connected with the death in Italy began to appear on Martha's broadcasting schedule. It couldn't be coincidence. Too many people were bought off, too many stories were killed when Alec came close to real information.
Alec's suspicions of Martha grew stronger after an attack on his life, and he cleverly set the stage to find out just how guilty she was. From that point on, fast-moving events gave the answer to a brutal question.
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