By Robert Ellis
It used to be a fresh kill -- the attractive blonde with the damaged neck submerged underneath the murky, churning waters of the Potomac. however it wouldn't finish there...
Three weeks earlier than a vital senatorial election, a guy is gunned down execution-style in a D.C. place of work. Police are speedy to name it a case of theft long gone undesirable, yet Frank Miles suspects anything way more sinister at the back of the homicide of his company partner.
Washington's such a lot feared snapshot maker, Frank's ruthless media manipulation has earned him numerous admirers...and simply as many enemies. Now, for the 1st time in his lifestyles, Frank's met his fit in a shadowy schemer as smart as himself--but way more lethal.
As the physique count number rises, Frank turns into the U.S. Attorney's leader suspect--and a crafty killer's subsequent objective. From the underground tunnels networking Capitol Hill to the dome excessive above, Frank's race for the truth--and his life--will deliver him face-to-face with strength at its deadliest extremes--where successful isn't everything...it's the one thing.
With his debut novel, L.A. occasions bestselling writer Robert Ellis increases the stakes in a heart-pounding mystery set in Washington that feels so inside of and so twisted it reeks of the darkest fact.
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