As such things are measured in Washington, Denise Burke has everything a woman of wit could want: two hip kids able to look after themselves; a marriage constructed to allow maximum mutual leeway with a husband smack in the center of Clinton's inner circle; and a high-profile lover, the most eligible bachelor on Capitol Hill. Plus, she's a best-selling author of several true-crime books.When her lover urges Denise to look into an old murder in his district - and then just as urgently begs her to drop the whole thing, her stubborn streak kicks in. And when he dies in flagrante with a D.C. callgirl, her bullshit detector goes on red alert: the good congressman didn't have to pay for sex.But when death strikes even closer to home, Denise becomes a woman with a big-time problem. Someone is very serious about getting her to drop the old case - serious enough to make her the target of the next hit.More
"Fans of Smith's four literary novels... may be surprised by her segue into the suspense genre, but the good news is that she succeeds admirably in this lively and absorbing novel." (Publishers Weekly)
"Susan Ericksen's energetic yet thoughtful reading plays up the humanity of the three female leads...her enthusiastic, well-acted narration keeps us engaged." (AudioFile)
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