In the high-stakes world of Washington politics, hotshot lawyer Andrew Martin is being put to the test. When long-time friend Senator William Jasper calls, it’s with explosive newsand a favor to ask. A sex tryst at Martin’s beach house in Anguilla has gone awry and former model Vanessa Boyd is dead. Just how far will Martin go to protect the chief justice nomination he’s built his entire career on?
Staggered by the sudden death of her twin sister, archeologist Allison Boyd drops everything to fly home to her grieving family. But when she realizes that the pieces to the puzzle simply won’t add up, she is determined to discover the truth behind her sister’s death. Launching an investigation that will unveil a treasonous plot backed by foreign interests and enabled by blackmail, Allison finds herself up against something bigger and more lethal than she could have ever imagined. With Martin’s star associate Paul Maltoni at her side, she uncovers a complex, interconnected web of lies that will expose some of Washington’s most influential power players. And she will not rest until she sees them ruined.
From the best-selling author of the Craig Page series, The Washington Lawyer is a penetrating glimpse into Capitol Hill’s seedy underbelly. High-powered DC lawyer Allan Topol impresses again with this escapade into the intricate underpinnings of Washington’s elite, drawing you into a net of questionable morals, deadly intrigues, and treachery from which there is no escape.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This review is based on a free copy received from the author’s publicist by represents my own opinion. When I saw the title of this book I thought it would be another run of the mill tale of Washington politics and corruption but was totally wrong. The book reeled me in from the start and never let go. It is so well written that the reader can actually believe this to be a real story that could appear on an episode of 48 Hours. Vanessa Boyd is a former super model, now working for a Senator (Jasper), who she is also having an affair with. The two are on a secret vacation in a Caribbean Island and Vanessa is determined to get Jasper to marry her. He says he can’t because of his wife and family and the upcoming election. She then lets him know that she recorded to a CD a very embarrassing conversation that Jasper had with a Chinese Official that she will make public if he doesn’t marry her. Jasper grudgingly agrees to her demands and shortly after Vanessa drowns. Jasper calls his friend in the state, a powerful Washington attorney Andrew Martin and asks for a “favor.” He tells Martin what happened and asks if Martin can arrange for Vanessa’s body be moved and all traces of Jasper’s presence be removed from the scene so nobody would know that he was involved. Martin agrees and calls his connection at the island to “fix” things. He has immediate regrets to having agreed with Jasper and realizes he should have contacted the authorities. Now it is too late because Martin is up for a Supreme Court justice position and if this situation came to light he would lose that opportunity, so he sticks to what he told Jasper. Vanessa’s twin sister (Allison) is working on an Archeological dig in Israel when she gets the call that her sister drowned. Allison immediately flies back to the states to find out exactly what happened to Vanessa. She does not believe the story she is told one bit and is determined to know the truth. As Allison is relentless in her pursuit of what happened, Jasper works with his Chinese connection to keep her in the dark and also to locate the CD that Vanessa had made. The author does an excellent job of giving the reader insights into the motives of all the characters and makes them all interesting. We learn that Allison has tenacity having played injured on an Olympic team and scoring a goal that helped clinch a bronze medal. The Chinese agent that is trying to thwart Allison’s efforts is not really a bad guy but is forced to do what he does or his family will be killed. I highly recommend this one and look forward to more works by this author.