This was really a fun read. I have lived and worked in dc and have really felt the presence of the city as an additional character in the book. All the "usual" DC types were included probably because it was based on a true story. The J Edgar Hoover figure was especially well drawn, but I loved the women in the House the most. It was fun to experience the unravelling and re-knitting of all the various threads of the story and the great irony and wit of the moral dilemma faced by the characters was a fun twist. It's a great summer read.