By Robert Ellis
It was once 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 an important senatorial election, a guy is gunned down execution-style in a D.C. workplace. Police are speedy to name it a case of theft long past undesirable, yet Frank Miles suspects anything way more sinister in the back of the homicide of his enterprise partner.
Washington's so much feared photograph 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 shrewdpermanent 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 goal. From the underground tunnels networking Capitol Hill to the dome excessive above, Frank's race for the truth--and his life--will convey him face-to-face with energy at its deadliest extremes--where profitable isn't everything...it's the one thing.
With his debut novel, L.A. instances bestselling writer Robert Ellis increases the stakes in a heart-pounding mystery set in Washington that feels so within and so twisted it reeks of the darkest fact.
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