Friday, July 18, 2014


Margaret Truman, Donald Bain Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic Murder


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 The next installment in theNew York Times bestselling Capital Crimes seriesMARGARET TRUMAN’S UNDIPLOMATIC MURDERDonald Bain
 “A dazzling series.”—The Atlantic Journal-ConstitutionMargaret Truman’s legacy continues with the latest novel in herNew York Times bestselling Capital Crimes series: MARGARET TRUMAN’S UNDIPLOMATIC MURDER (A Forge Hardcover; $24.99; On-sale July 15, 2014) by Donald Bain. Once again readers are brought face-to-face with the corrupt underbelly of America’s most powerful city.Private investigator Robert Brixton has always hated Washington but, against his better judgment, he sticks around to take a job in a new State Department security agency. An after work meeting with his daughter, Janet, at an outdoor cafĂ© turns into a tragedy when a young Arabic woman blows herself up, killing Janet and a dozen others. Seeking revenge for his daughter, Brixton follows the tracks of the bomber to a powerful senator’s son.
Brixton finds himself digging deep into what turns out to be a small but powerful cabal whose goal is to kill embassy workers from nations involved in the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. Margaret Truman had an insider’s perspective of the powers of Washington, and she used it to craft unique and riveting thrillers. Donald Bain, a long-time friend of the famed author continues her legacy, following the nuanced maze of power and privilege in the dark underbelly of our nation’s capital inMARGARET TRUMAN’S UNDIPOLOMATIC MURDER.Praise for Margaret Truman’s Capital Crimes Series“Truman ‘knows the forks’ in the nation’s capital and howto pitchfork her readers into a web of murder and detection.”—The Christian Science Monitor

“Truman can write suspense with the best of them.”  —Larry King “Truman has produced another knowing look at Washington politics. She, of all people, should know her characters well, and she draws them with style.”
—The Dallas Morning News on Murder at Union Station

“A satisfying tale . . . remarkably fresh in its insights about politics, intrigue, money, and sex in the city by the Potomac.”—The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) onMurder on K Street

MARGARET TRUMAN won faithful readers with her works of biography and fiction, particularly her Capital Crimes mysteries. Her novels let readers into the corridors of power and privilege, and poverty and pageantry, in the nation’s capital. 

DONALD BAIN, the author of 115 books, including forty of the bestselling Murder, She Wrote novels, was a longtime friend of Margaret Truman. He worked closely with her on her novels, and more than anyone understood the spirit and substance of her books.

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  5. The giveaway will end Friday July 25, 2014 (9:00 PM U.S. Central time). The winners will be selected at random, notified, and announced shortly thereafter.

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