By Margaret Truman
Rosalie Curzon, a Washington, D.C., name woman, is located bludgeoned to demise in her Adams-Morgan condominium. on the homicide scene a video digital camera is stumbled on nestled excessive on a bookshelf. Had the sufferer taped a few of her consumers in the course of their sexual liaisons? because the research proceeds, so does enterprise contained in the Beltway. President Burton Pyle is heatedly working for reelection opposed to consummate flesh presser Robert Colgate, who's anticipated to win. Colgate, although, isn't really with out cracks in his slick external: Rumors swirl approximately his failing marriage and numerous dalliances. yet nobody is ready for the explosive improvement that erupts whilst the daughter of Colgate’s closest buddy is abducted and Detective Mary corridor and rookie cop Matthew Jackson discover a stunning connection among the kidnapping, the Curzon case—and a killer not anyone will see coming.
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Yeah, I gotta cross in. We stuck a murder final evening in Adams Morgan. humans to interview this day. ” “I’m sorry you ignored dinner. I made lasagna how you love it. ” He swung his legs up and about and scratched his abdominal. “Sorry approximately that. by the point I bought off final evening I figured I overlooked dinner. ” He laughed. “Hell, I knew I ignored it. i ended in at Tommy G’s position for a drink and anything to consume, obtained concerned speaking to Tommy and a few others. I received the decision there. We introduced in a few Chink foodstuff once we got here again from the scene. ” “I’ll make you a few eggs. ” “That’d be great, Mae. thank you. ” He took an abbreviated bathe, wear clean shorts, socks, and T-shirt, obtained again into the wrinkled, stained, grey pin-striped go well with, white blouse, and tie he’d worn the evening ahead of, and went to the kitchen. He got here up at the back of his spouse and kissed her neck. “Thank you, sir,” she stated, carrying on with to scramble eggs in a frying pan. He sat within the breakfast corner and became on a small television. The neighborhood information used to be being reported—two drive-by shootings in Southeast, an immense drug bust in Alexandria, a gay knifed to dying by means of a jealous companion in a DuPont Circle house. He clicked off the set. “Nothing yet undesirable news,” Mae stated because the toaster oven dinged. “So what else is new? ” he grumbled. “It’s a rotten global, Mae, with too many rotten humans. ” “You see the worst of it,” she stated, taking halves of an English muffin from the toaster oven and buttering them. She added his breakfast and joined him. “I spoke with Christina at the present time approximately we all getting jointly on the Florida apartment. She enjoyed the assumption. ” “Yeah, that’d be okay,” he controlled among bites of egg and muffin. He comprehensive what was once at the plate, wiped his mouth, and sat again. “You recognize what i feel, Mae? ” “What? ” “You’ve been after me to pack it in at MPD for a very long time now. I—” “Only simply because I fear approximately you, Walt. You’re aging and—” “Just me? ” “You recognize what I suggest. ” “Yeah, I do. besides, I’ve pretty well had it. This city’s being became over to the scum—the entire kingdom is, for that topic. You can’t discover a shop clerk who speaks English anymore. The government’s run via a host of morons who in simple terms care whether or not they get reelected, great cash from lobbyists deciding to buy their votes, and that i turn out taking part in nursemaid to a rookie detective who can’t locate his personal rear finish with either palms. might be it’s time I grew to become within the gold badge and we headed for Florida, like you’ve been eager to. ” She beamed. “You suggest that? ” He patted her leg and nodded. “Yeah, I suggest it. It’s unlikely to ensue the next day, yet probably we should always begin making plans for it, huh? i'd even drag out the golfing golf equipment, if i will locate them, and become—” He gestured widely and intoned, “A guy of relaxation. ” She giggled and squeezed his hand. That used to be one of many issues that had attracted him to her twenty-five years in the past, her fresh-scrubbed naiveté, and the truth that she discovered virtually every thing he stated to be humorous. “Gotta run,” he acknowledged. “I’ll see if i will be able to go away at the present time at a good hour, possibly seize whatever out this night.