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Executive Privilege (Dana Cutler Series) Mass Market Paperback – April 28, 2009
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Cutler is a former policewoman, now a PI living in the DC area and Miller is a new associate at one of Portland, Oregon's most prestigious law firms. Each accepts an assignment; Cutler to due some surveilance on a young college student and Miller to do a pro bono appeal for a serial killer on Death Row. The common denominator that brings them together is Christopher Farrington. Farrington is the President of the United States.
He was elevated to that position while occupying the Vice Presidency when the elected president died. Farrington, as it turns out, has a zipper problem. He also has a close friend who is his top aide, who has been spending a fair amount of his time fixing that problem for quite some time.
How all of this blends into a real pot boiler of a novel is for the reader to discover and more telling of the story in this review would only dilute the fun.
If you are looking for a book to take on vacation, this would be a good choice, however you might lose some sleep.
I believe this is Mr. Margolin's best effort to date.
The book was fast paced, great characters, and a very credible, entertaining plot. If you like books that cover the U.S. from the West Coast to the East, politicians that you love to hate, lawyers, judges and law enforcement heroes that make you root for the home team and a little romance thrown in, then this is the book for you.
I was very sorry to read that Mr. Margolin's beloved wife passed away early last year. I think that it is possible that this great loss has made him a more powerful, gifted writer, and I sure wish that she was able to read this book. It is truly one of his best.
The plot was good, the writing was ok, but there was just something missing from Executive Privilege. I think the problem was the dialogue. It just seemed a bit forced in places. The worst of which was when he was describing the Senators speech about racial profiling. It was just bland, stereotypical and rather pointless. That section actually made me laugh at how horrible the dialogue really was. I hate saying that, but it's true. The entire chapter could've been eliminated, and it would not have taken away from the story in the slightest.
As the title says, I found the resolution to be easily predicted, but it was satisfying nonetheless. I would be happy to read another book from Mr Margolin in the future.
Just when he is starting to feel better, a case is assigned to him that involves potentially appealing the conviction of Clarence Little, the most notorious serial killer Oregon has ever seen. While this may provide the sort of distraction Miller needs to help him forget Malloy, it does not provide much in the way of comfort. Little insists, though, that he has been framed for one of the murders, despite an eerily similar MO.
On the opposite side of the country, in Washington, DC, Dana Cutler is embarking on a new case too, one that will take her places she had never envisioned. An ex-cop with a host of her own bad memories, Cutler now works as a private investigator. She can usually count on high-powered DC attorney Dale Perry to throw business her way at least occasionally. The latest: A simple surveillance of a pretty young college student. Sounds easy. Of course, it isn't. In DC, not much is as it seems. There is always a hidden agenda. And Cutler should have known. The money was just too good.
As the client instructed, Cutler follows Charlotte Walsh and ends up surviving a harrowing evening of jaw-dropping surprises and heart-racing chases. Unfortunately, Walsh does not.Read more ›
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I love Baldacci, Grisham, and Martini. But I started reading Phillip Margolin on the recommendation of a friend and I have really enjoyed the reading. Read morePublished 21 hours ago by joey
Very interesting. Timely at election time.
Well written and a very enjoyable read.
Certainly would recommend. Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Philip Margolin has done it again. Well written, with the correct number of plot twists to keep you on the edge of your seat. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pam McCuistion
I got this as a free ebook download and I would gladly have paid for it. Absolutely loved it. Twists, turns and fast action, I didn't want to put it down. Excellent read!Published 2 months ago by P. Rafferty
Good book, with a bit of mystery and intrigue. Plot was a bit farfetched, but it was well-thought out and interesting. I do love the author.Published 3 months ago by N. Flowers
I finished this book only because of some compulsion that I have to finish a book I've started. Unless it's really bad. This book came close. Read morePublished 4 months ago by H. Hanford