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Publisher's Summary

In Margaret Truman's latest mystery, the scene opens with an obscure death in Washington's Foggy Bottom, home of the State Department, shifts to mass murder in the downing of aircraft, and then moves on to mayhem in the streets of the new Moscow. Leaving an airport near New York, a D.C.-bound commuter plane falls to earth. At almost the same time, another crash occurs. And then... Firmly ruling out coincidence, investigators seek means and motive. The means are soon apparent: small-scale weaponry with large-scale impact. Their country of origin? A place where nearly everything - hardware, information, love - can be found for a price. Max Pauling, a State Department investigator, seasoned, good-looking, and hard to fool, quickly takes off on a trail still as warm as the smoking wreckage.
A host of vivid characters people the narrative, including a lovely State Department analyst who finds herself attracted to undercover types; a militia leader in Idaho who leads his people into gunfire; a reporter at odds with his boss but not with a good story; and a secretary of state who loves baseball slightly more than her job.
Fast-paced and informative about flying, food, statecraft, and the violent "wetwork" under the dryly elegant exterior of diplomacy, Margaret Truman's Murder in Foggy Bottom is another winner in the Capital Crimes series.
©2002 Margaret Truman (P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"A first-rate mystery writer drawing on an I-was-there expertise that makes the Washington scene clang with credibility." ( Los Angeles Times Book Review)
"She can write suspense with the best of them" (Larry King)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Karen on 10-15-09

Great book, okay narration

I've read most of Margaret Truman's books and this one is just a good as the others. It could be happening in real life today and her insight of the inner workings of the government make it even more interesting.
This is my first time listening to one of her books. Alan Sklar's voice just didn't have enough range for me. Many of the characters sounded similar. I noticed my attention wandering and I would even lose track of who was speaking.
I will continue to read Margaret Truman but I'll stick to reading them to myself.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By M. Giorgi on 07-18-15


If you could sum up Murder in Foggy Bottom in three words, what would they be?

Missiles, Russians, FBI

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, the comparison between the two sources of information about the missiles had me going for a while. Good plot and sub-plots.

Have you listened to any of Alan Sklar’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, never. Not a bad job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction just liked the book. Great detail makes you be part of what's going on.

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