Of course, given the scandals of the current actual Presidency, this is a timely book. This is the first book in Philip Margolin's Dana Cutler series. I enjoyed it immensely and read all but the last few pages in one sitting. Dana Cutler, an ex-policewoman is now a private detective who is asked to follow a young college student, Charlotte Walsh, and to report her travels and actions back to the person who asked her to take the case. The young woman is working for the competitor of the President of the United States, who is up for re-election, Charles Farrington.
Dana follows her to a dark corner of a mall where she sees her meet, of all people, the President himself. To Dana's horror, the next morning Charlotte Walsh's mutilated, dead body is found, and Dana becomes a suspect since she was seen there the night before. Farrington was governor, a similar murder happened to a teenage girl who worked with him.
The awful question crosses Dana's mind that what if the president could be a serial killer? The murder of Charlotte is attributed to the D.
Executive Privilege (Dana Cutler, book 1) by Phillip Margolin
The question arises why did the president have such young girls working for him? Across the country in Oregon a young lawyer is taking the case of a man who is on death row for a series of murders, but is trying to exonerate himself of one he declares he didn't do. Even though he will still be executed, he doesn't want to die for one that he didn't commit. Clarence Little swears he didn't kill the young girl who was working for then governor Charles Farrington but has been framed. Young lawyer, Brad Miller has a difficult case on his hands just as Dana Cutler does when all fingers point to the highest position in the land.
This is a fast-moving book with a lot of characters that I tend to get mixed up. Thus the four stars. However, it is an excellently written legal thriller that is fast paced and one I liked a lot.
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This book has been waiting patiently on my bookshelf for quite a while and it's about time that I read it. I'm very glad I did!
Chris Farrington is the president of the United States and the most powerful man in the free world. Dana Cutler, an ex police woman who became a private investigator had an assignment to follow the young intern right before she was brutally murdered. She was also targeted to be eliminated because of what she saw and photographed. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. View or edit your browsing history.
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But then the unexpected happens. The following morning, Walsh's dead body shows up and Cutler has to run for her life. In Oregon, Brad Miller, a junior associate in a huge law firm is working on the appeal of a convicted serial killer. Clarence Little, now on death row, claims he was framed for the murder of a teenager who, at the time of her death, worked for the then governor, Christopher Farrington.
Suddenly, a small-time private eye and a fledgling lawyer find themselves in possession of evidence that suggests that some one in the White House is a murderer.
And thank you for mentioning Lost Lake. I really do recommend Margolin if you get the chance to read his work. Then I was wrapped up in a book, and the first chapter ended with someone opening up a freezer, and a pair of eyes was looking back at him. I closed the book, and never picked up any others. Thanks too for the suggestion of the Ellis book. I should look into it.
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