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Capitol Murder LP: A Novel of Suspense (Dana Cutler Series) Paperback – Large Print, April 3, 2012

3.9 out of 5 stars 152 customer reviews
Book 3 of 4 in the Dana Cutler Series

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“Several plots converge in this political thriller, each driving toward the last suspenseful page. . . . CAPITOL MURDER is as frightening as any election. Grade: A” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

“Like the preceding books in this trilogy, CAPITOL MURDER offers its readers an exciting story focused on topical events. Margolin expertly unravels each of the threads of his complicated plot only unite them again in a consistently developed conclusion.” (Examiner.com)

“A killer follow-up. . . . Phillip Margolin’s CAPITOL MURDER is like a cold shower—it grabs our attention and gets our adrenaline running.” (New York Journal of Books)

“Margolin delivers another slam-bang political thriller. . . . A nonstop read. ” (Library Journal)

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Bestselling author Phillip Margolin returns to Washington, D.C., with an electrifying race to track an escaped serial killer and cut off a major terrorist attack.

Convicted serial killer Clarence Little has escaped from death row in Oregon, and his former attorney Brad Miller receives threatening messages in Washington, D.C., where he is now working for Senator Jack Carson, a high-ranking member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. A dead body, murdered according to Little's M.O., is found in the senator's Georgetown home, and Carson has disappeared. While Brad's friend and private investigator Dana Cutler is in Oregon digging into Carson's shady background, a terrorist cell is poised to destroy a packed professional football stadium in one of the biggest attacks on American soil. As the senator's personal life begins to dovetail with the cell's evil plan, Brad and Dana will risk it all to uncover the truth and save their country.

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Product Details

  • Series: Dana Cutler Series (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: HarperLuxe; Lgr edition (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062107216
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062107213
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,406,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By michael a. draper VINE VOICE on March 5, 2012
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Some fighters use a one, two punch to win their matches.

In "Capitol Murder," Phillip Margolin delivers an interesting and well executed one, two, three pronged approach to his story.

First we have convicted serial killer, Clarence Little. He murders and mutilates young women. However, one of the cases where he was found guilty shows faulty evidence, resulting in the case being overturned. Due to this, Little's other convictions must be reviewed.

Brad Miller is an attorney who was active in overturning Little's conviction. Brad is living in Washington, D.C. and begins getting notes from Little boasting about the trophies he took from his victims.

A second layer of the plot involves a terrorist plot to blow up a professional football stadium while packed with fans watching a Monday night football game. Since this game is shown around the world, it would be a blow to the U.S. and demoralize the U.S. servicemen.

The final segment of the story has to do with Brad Miller. He is currently working for Senator Jack Carson of Oregon. Carson is an influencial public official but has unusual sexual behavior and will do anything to keep this a secret.

The story comes together nicely but perhaps a bitt too conveniently. It does have a number of interesting plot twists but there is the question of how realistic the plot would seem to the reader, in addition, the packed football staduim as a target of the terrorists has been done before.

The two central characters are Brad Miller and P.I. Dana Cutler. They are very likable and people who the reader will want to succedd in their actions.

The book is an easy read and I felt myself nodding in agreement with the satisfying ending.
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I've read virtually all of Phillip Margolin's books and have enjoyed all of them to varying degrees; although my degree of enjoyment has been steadily lessening with each new Margolin book. This downward trend continues with Capitol Murder, the third book featuring lawyer Brad Miller and private investigator Dana Cutler.

Without going into detail, Capitol Murder is set in Washington D.C, where Brad Miller is working for Oregon's senior senator. When the senator inadvertently puts national security at risk, Miller and Cutler begin looking into the senator's shady dealings. Two other plot lines involve Miller being stalked by an escaped serial killer (who appeared in an earlier Margolin book), and a terrorist cell that puts into motion a plan to destroy the city's football stadium during a sold out game.

On the plus side, Capitol Murder is a fast-paced, suspense-filled thriller. Margolin packs the book with scenes that will most likely make you want to keep turning the pages to see what happens next. It is these types of qualities that make me a big thriller fan and (though as I said to a decreasing degree) a long-time fan of Margolin.

However, with this said, I consider Capitol Murder to be perhaps the weakest of Margolin's books that I've read for two primary reasons. One reason is that each of these plot lines, while generally entertaining, are too far-fetched; requiring me to stretch my ability to believe to the limit (and probably then some). Further, the plot lines involving an escaped prisoner stalking the person that helped put him there and about a terrorist plan to destroy a fan-packed stadium are not very original.
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Brad and Dana are back for another adventure. This time though we have Brad's new wife Ginny involved as well as a brief appearance at times from Dana's significant other, Jake. Life is just getting back to normal for everyone after the adventure of dealing with a serial killer and the corruption of an American President. So, Brad, Dana and Ginny all would like to just have 'normal' for a little while.

Unfortunately that is not going to happen. Margolin weaves three different plot lines through the novel and keeps you moving along at a very good clip. He then brings all the stories together and ties them up nicely at the end. My only disappointment? I think he could have gone on for another couple of hundred pages and developed each of the story lines a bit more, but then again, I'm not the writer and he might tell me that would be 'over the top.'

Our serial killer from the previous book, Clarence Little, is back on the scene as he seeks to get new trials for two of the murders that he is in prison for. He is grateful to Brad for his work on getting him cleared in the third murder that he didn't commit, but he is still in trouble on the two others. But his new lawyer believes she can get him new trials and an acquittal. Brad hopes not, but it's not his problem.

Then we turn to Brad and Ginny, now living in the Washington D.C. area and starting new jobs. Ginny with the Department of Justice and Brad as a legal staff member for a U.S. Senator. These should be fairly simple jobs (yes they take up a lot of time) that don't have to high degree of adventure to them. But wrong, just went Brad thought his life could be simple it get's complex again.
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