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Jun 28, 1998
| ISBN 9780449001721
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Oct 29, 2014
| ISBN 9780804152853
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Jun 28, 1998 | ISBN 9780449001721
Oct 29, 2014 | ISBN 9780804152853
He died beneath the Statue of Freedom, clutching a 9-mm pistol in his hand. But as dawn rose, the politician would die again–in a hail of rumor and character assassination.Now one man suspects the shattering truth: that the congressman’s suicide was a carefully planned murder. In the heart of the free world, a furious struggle begins: to reclaim a man’s innocence, expose a woman’s lie, and stop a chilling conspiracy of murder that reaches halfway around the world. . . .
Congressman Latham has maintained an impeccable record in Washington, and so he seems the logical choice when nominated by his friend, President Scott, to become the next secretary of state. His confirmation hearings appear to be a formality until rumors emerge of sexual misconduct and influence peddling. Then, early one morning, he is found shot to death, an apparent suicide.Nobody close to Paul Latham believes his demise a suicide; there are just too many questions left unanswered. Why would he kill himself, and why would he do it in a public place? Why was there no suicide note? Where did he get the gun? Where is Latham’s appointment secretary, Marge Edwards? So Latham’s close friend lawyer-professor Mackensie Smith goes about uncovering the truth. In the process he unearths connections to the CIA, businessman Warren Brazier, Russian communists, and a shady private detective. Eventually Smith’s own life is threatened, leading him to a dramatic and shocking truth.Murder in the House is a story about the webs of influence people weave to protect their interests, and about those innocent people who, by accident or design, get caught in these webs. It is the story of the abuse of power for personal gain, and of the increasing influence that the global economy has on the way our nation is being run. Margaret Truman, with her intricate know-ledge of the political, social, and practical workings of Washington, masterfully explores these connections in this highly suspenseful tale of intrigue, deception, and murderous intent.
Margaret Truman won faithful readers with her works of biography and fiction, particularly her ongoing series of Capital Crimes mysteries. Her novels let us into the corridors of power and privilege, and poverty and pageantry, in the nation’s capital. She… More about Margaret Truman
The never-ending fascination with our nation’s capital has made Margaret Truman’s novels bestsellers everywhere, including in my territory in Southern California. She always is in the top 15 on the lists. And I’m looking forward to selling her new mass market paperback, MURDER IN THE WATERGATE, which we publish next summer.–Nanci Andersen, Ballantine Sales
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