Capital Kill

Capital Kill

by Marc Rainer


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A few short blocks from the safety of the museums and monuments on the National Mall, a ruthless killer prowls the streets of Washington DC. Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask joins a team of FBI agents and police detectives as they try and solve the series of brutal murders. As the body count rises, the investigation leads to a chilling confrontation with the leader of an international drug smuggling ring, and no one is safe, not even the police.

Written by former Washington prosecutor Marc Rainer, Capital Kill is a swirling thrill ride through the labyrinth of a major federal investigation and trial, with a gripping conclusion that no one will see coming.

The first book in the Jeff Trask legal thriller series, Capital Kill is the prequel to Horns of the Devil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468180213
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/31/2012
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 925,543
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Marc Rainer is a former prosecutor in the federal and local courts of the District of Columbia, and a former circuit prosecutor for the US Air Force's Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. He is married to a former Air Force OSI Special Agent, and lives in a suburb of a major American city.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Rainer is another Michael Connelly and more, combining first class detecting (I love Detective Bosch) with  brilliant demonstration of the work of a good prosecutor.  And he does that with a lot of humor too. His narration of the power and ruthlessness of the foreing criminal gangs and Mexican cartels operating in the USA is both eye opening and frightening. And, of course, politicians’ meddling in or interfering with police work  (and the conduct of wars) has been a well  known and “unsolvable “ problem making police and prosecution work often more difficult than it already is. That too is realistically pictured.  That I happen to share some of Mr. Rainer’s views here only increased my enjoyment.   I am impatiently waiting for his next book. Frank S. Mason Anières, Switzerland April 2014
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Capital Kill" is a fiction thriller, but it has procedures and forensics that are correct, or at least I think so from my own experiences  of working with law enforcement and observing courtroom drama. Never in a million years did I ever think I would become a victim of crime, but I know now anyone can become a crime victim. Thank God there is a bond between good police officers and prosecutors. I hope anyone who likes interesting books takes an opportunity to check out "Capital Kill". It has characters and situations that seem real,  and was written by a former prosecutor who knows his stuff. For sure the characters and situations seemed real and kept me turning one page after another.     Jeannie Walker (Award Winning Author) 
ldosch More than 1 year ago
This is the best crime drama I have read in a long time.  I loved the way we are introduced to the characters by just watching them go about their jobs.  Just like in the real world the main storyline here is not the only case being worked on by any of these parties.  By the end of the story, we don’t have to presume that Trask will win his case just because he’s a main character.  We know he will because we have gotten to know that he is hard working and very knowledgeable.   We have seen that Robert Lassiter has integrity and is more interested in doing right by the people of Washington D.C. than just furthering his career.     This has a very Law & Order feel to it, but unlike L&O it isn’t split up into cops and lawyers.  This story shows that to properly take down dangerous criminals you need a task force from the various agencies all working together for the same cause of keeping the people safe.  It also shows that it’s not always about the star, sometimes even the new  guy comes up with an important clue.  I was a big fan of other crime drama authors, but I didn’t like that in those stories the main character drifted away from their respective units and task forces, and were always working solo.  They were following dangerous serial killers with no one backing them up, and eventually I just lost interest.   I am looking forward to see where Book #2 takes us and if we will be meeting new characters as we investigate the next set of murders. Here’s one I finally get to share with Dad.  He’s going to love it.