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Capitol Murder Review

Attorney Brad Miller and his good friend Dana Cutler, a private investigator and occasional investigative reporter for a supermarket tabloid, are back with an exciting new tale of intrigue and suspense in the third novel of a trilogy.

Brad has now relocated to Washington, D.C. from his home state of Oregon and recently married Ginny. He is now a legislative assistant on the staff of Oregonís senior senator, Jack Carson. Ginny is beginning a new job at the Department of Justice.

Back in Oregon, lawyer Millie Reston was representing serial killer and sociopath Clarence Little in his quest for post-conviction retrials after he was found innocent in one of the cases. Brad Miller had proved Clarence was framed for that particular murder.

Having fallen in love with the convict, Millie was ecstatic when the judge ruled in favor of her client and the convictions in two other cases were set aside. Before further retrials in the other convictions could take place, Clarence escaped from death row and went on the run.

In the meantime, Brad learned his boss was not as clean as Brad first believed, and there were suspicions that he had indirect connections with a terrorist group. Said terrorist group was planning to blow up the Washington, D.C. area professional football stadium during a game.

Then, Brad realized he was being stalked and that his and Ginnyís lives could possibly be in danger. Enlisting Danaís help, the two went on the defensive in order to sort out the good guys from the bad before further tragedy could take place.

Capitol Murder is the third in the Washington trilogy written by Phillip Margolin following Executive Privilege and Supreme Justice. The storyline is a page-turner that flows smoothly back and forth from one thread to another. The more readers get into the novel, the more ties they will find amongst the threads.

One interesting note was that this novel does not have as much dialogue as found in most books, but that lack did allow for a quick read. Also, while the story was at times disturbing in its detail, it brought a realistic feel to the riveting tale.

Capitol Murder is a tense, engrossing thriller with numerous and often unexpected twists and turns. It was easy to get pleasantly lost in the story as it moved swiftly through the various story lines. Margolin fans will enjoy catching up with old friends in Capitol Murder.

A special thank you goes to Harper Collins Publishers for providing a complimentary copy of Capitol Murder for our review. If you are interested in obtaining any of Phillip Margolinís novels, they are available on Amazon.com.


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