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Mar 22, 2011
| ISBN 9780307741431
Mar 22, 2011
| ISBN 9780307742728
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Mar 22, 2011 | ISBN 9780307741431
Mar 22, 2011 | ISBN 9780307742728
In Death Before Bedtime, dashing P.R. man Peter Sargent is invited to the home of a venerable senator to help strategize his imminent run for president. On the night before he’s to announce, though, the senator is murdered in his bed. No longer needed as a political publicist, Sargent finds himself helping the police find the killer. He deftly navigates an eccentric cast of characters, all of whom are suspects: the rebellious daughter; the sycophantic aide; the grieving widow; and the power-hungry governor with his eye on the senator’s job. Somehow, between charming the senator’s daughter and glad-handing Washington’s elite, Sargent still manages to methodically put the pieces into place and sees that politics truly is a cut-throat business.
Gore Vidal (1925–2012) was born at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, Williwaw, written when he was 19 years old and serving in the army, appeared in the spring of 1946. He wrote 23 novels, five plays,… More about Gore Vidal
“Clever and lively.” —Anthony Boucher, Los Angeles Times“The case of the missing author is over. Gore Vidal has emerged from behind the facade of Edgar Box.” —The New Republic
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