This murder mystery and psychological novel tells of the tangled lives andloves of powerful figures in 1970s post-Watergate Washington.Catherine Lafitte has made peace with her past and with her husband, Hamilton Hap Lafitte, the philandering, hard-drinking US Senator fromLake City, Florida. She has a big house in the country and a lover in town, and has pushed herself to the top level of Washington society.Arthur Bernardi, Catherines lover and famous sculptor, lives in an old housethat overlooks Rock Creek Park with his alcoholic musician friend CalCanoun. At a raucous party featuring the music of 91-year-old jazz musicianBenny King, we meet Harold Smith-Green, Catherines former lover, knownin the media as The Shadow Tycoon, Niki, the beautiful spoiled brat fromhorse country, Chloe the scheming left-wing columnist, Abilene Dooley, Washingtons favorite courtesan, and Buck Reston, psychiatrist to the richand famous.Two days later their world is blown apart by the by the early morningdiscovery of two dead men in Rock Creek Park.Agents Richard Kuprovic and Joe Geraghty, the Mutt & Jeff of the FBI, conduct a frustrating murder investigation lightened by Kuprovics banteringrelationship with girlfriend Cass Alexander, society girl turned fashionphotographer. Two mysterious poisoning deaths occur, a delightful Mayafternoon drive to Marylands Eastern Shore ends tragically andstreetwalker Willa Hodges tells a frightening story.The solution of the mystery, inadvertently given away but unnoticed in themiddle of the book, is bizarre and completely unexpected. *Author: Bannard, Darby *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 336 *Publication Date: 2007/03/07 *Language: English *Dimensions: 9.00 x 6.00 x 0.75 inches
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