Monday, April 16, 2012

CAPITOL MURDER: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

CAPITOL MURDER
BY PHILLIP MARGOLIN

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Private investigator Dana Cutler and attorney Brad Miller have overcome more than a few daunting challenges and powerful enemies to see justice done. Against tremendous odds, they successfully unmasked an American president's involvement in a chain of murders. They also saved the life of a Supreme Court justice while foiling a conspiracy by rogue members of the CIA to fix a case headed for the court.

Now wicked threats old and new are about to bring them together once again. Convicted serial killer Clarence Little has escaped from death row in Oregon, and Brad receives threatening messages in D.C., where he is 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 Dana 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 again to uncover the truth and save their country.

Phillip Margolin proves once more that he is a true master of suspense, delivering another high-octane thriller set in Washington's legendary corridors of power. Capitol Murder's breathtaking pace and electrifying twists will have old fans and newcomers racing to the final, stunning page.

PRAISE FOR CAPITOL MURDER:
“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
"Margolin's characters leap off the page and pull you into the action. Besides Brad and Dana, the author populates the book with individuals who are pathetic, terrifying, and foolhardy as well as down-to-earth and smart, but they are all frighteningly human. . . .In a novel peopled with terrorists, spies, and power hungry government officials, "Capitol Murder" is a roller coaster of a book. It brings to light the complicated issues involving laws regarding terrorism, and the challenges faced by lawyers in dealing with cases in which much of the vital information is top secret. "Capitol Murder" is a compelling story, and Margolin has the insight to combine the fiction and fact into one.
-Suspense Magazine, April 2012 issue


OTHER BOOKS BY PHILLIP MARGOLIN--HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?:
                           

                           

                           


                             

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 
I grew up in New York City and Levittown, New York. In 1965 I graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C., with a Bachelor's Degree in Government. From 1965 to 1967, I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, West Africa. In 1970 I graduated from New York University School of Law. During my last two years in law school, I went at night and worked my way through by teaching junior high school in the South Bronx in New York City. My first job after law school was a clerkship with Herbert M. Schwab, the Chief Judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals. From 1972 until 1996, I was in private practice in Portland, Oregon, specializing in criminal defense at the trial and appellate levels. As an appellate attorney, I have appeared before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Oregon Supreme Court, and the Oregon Court of Appeals. As a trial attorney, I have handled all sorts of criminal cases in state and federal court, and I have represented approximately 30 people charged with homicide, including several who have faced the death penalty. I was the first Oregon attorney to use the Battered Women's Syndrome to defend a battered woman accused of murdering her spouse.

Since 1996, I have been writing full-time. All of my novels have been New York Times bestsellers. Heartstone, my first novel, was nominated for an Edgar for best original paperback mystery of 1978 by the Mystery Writers of America. My second novel, The Last Innocent Man, was made into an HBO movie. Gone, But Not Forgotten has been sold to more than 25 foreign publishers and debuted as a miniseries in 2004. After Dark, The Burning Man, The Undertaker's Widow, Wild Justice, The Associate, Ties That Bind, and Sleeping Beauty were also New York Times bestsellers and selections, or main selections, of the major book clubs.

In addition to my novels, I have published short stories and nonfiction articles in magazines and law journals. My short story, "The Jailhouse Lawyer," was selected for the anthology The Best American Mystery Stories 1999.

Since 1996, I've been the President and Chairman of the Board of Chess for Success, a nonprofit charity that uses chess to teach study skills to elementary and middle school children in Title I schools.

MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW FOR CAPITOL MURDER:
CAPITOL MURDER by best selling author Phillip Margolin brings to readers the villainous serial killer Clarence Little to do battle with the popular Attorney Brad Miller and Private Investigator Dana Cutler, as well as the rest of the United States!  Having escaped from prison, Little is the main suspect in a string of murders that are also linked to terrorist threats. The main characters all are part of the volatile Washington, D.C. political scene, each with a distinctive role.  It is ingenious to see how cleverly Margolin has woven their individual stories together with Clarence Little playing a main part in all of them.

With a threat of terrorism aimed at a major venue where a sporting event is to be held, the suspense builds and just when you think you have outguessed Margolin, he adds that twist or makes that turn, which takes the story in another direction. All the layers of the plot intertwine but work so well together, I think, because the characters are so well drawn and charismatic. With great believability thanks to these multi-faceted characters, readers will be holding their breath but also allowing some over-the-top parts to continue because they add to the suspense and thrill of the narrative. I have not read a Margolin book before and I think I might have been better off if I had read the two books before this one for a little more background but overall, I found CAPITOL MURDER to stand well enough on its own to make it one I enjoyed. 



 GIVEAWAY
  
THANKS TO DANIELLE AND THE GOOD
FRIENDS AT HARPER COLLINS, I HAVE 
ONE COPY OF THIS THRILLER BY PHILLIP
MARGOLIN TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE
VERY LUCKY FOLLOWER
 
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE TO
 

COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!


HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU READ ABOVE THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN CAPITOL MURDER AND DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

+1 MORE ENTRY: GO TO PHILLIP MARGOLIN'S WEBSITE HERE AND COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FOUND INTERESTING THERE

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE WAY THAT YOU FOLLOW MY BLOG. IF YOU FOLLOW MORE THAN ONE WAY, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY TO RECEIVE EXTRA ENTRIES

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG AND/OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK HERE WITH THE LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW 

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON ONE OTHER CURRENT GIVEAWAY FROM MY BLOG THAT YOU HAVE ENTERED. IF YOU ENTERED MORE THAN ONE CURRENT GIVEAWAY, YOU MAY COMMENT SEPARATELY ON EACH TO RECEIVE EXTRA ENTRIES
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, APRIL 30

GOOD LUCK! 

105 comments:

lag123 said...

A lot going on in this story. It sounds like a real page turner.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

debbie said...

This is a new author for me. It sounds like a really good suspense novel. I would like to read it.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie said...

I entered the book of madness and cures.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie said...

I entered white horse.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

debbie said...

I entered cookie animals.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

techeditor said...

I see on the author's Web site that he plans to have signing events only out West, none in Michigan.

techeditor said...

I follow this blog by email.

traveler said...

This mystery sounds compelling. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I entered The book of Madness and Cures. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I entered Cookie Animals. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I entered White Horse. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I entered The replacement Wife.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I entered Wishes and Stitches. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I entered Bloom. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I entered The Italian Diet. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

I am an e-mail subscriber. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

He has written numerous best sellers. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

sounds like a page turner with the serial killer
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

email subscriber
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

liked you on fb
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

entered bood of madness and cures
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

enteered white horse
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

entered cookie animals
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

entered replacement wife
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

entered replacement wife
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

entered guilty wives
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

entered wishes and stitches
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

entered Bloom
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

entered Italian diet
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

entered the cat wife and weapon
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

entered toddler classics
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

entered farther away
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

entered long stitch good bye
gkuroda(at)gmail.com

petite said...

I would enjoy this suspense filled novel. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

This author is a great writer and talented. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I am a follower. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

I am an e-mail subscriber. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered Cookie Animals. elliotbencan(at(hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered White Horse. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered Wishes and Stitches. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered The replacement Wife. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered The Italian Diet. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered The Book of Madness and Cures. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

Entered Bloom. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sue Farrell said...

I'm interested in this book because all mysteries set in Washington facinate me.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I was surprised that a movie the author really liked was Days of Summer.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I am an email subscriber.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I like you on facebook where I am Suzan Morrow Farrell.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue farrell said...

I follow on Networked Blogs where I am Suzan Morrow Farrell.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I follow on twitter as @Suekey12.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I follow on Google+ as Sue Farrell.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I entered The Italian Diet.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I entered Wishes and Stiches.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I entered The Long Stitch Goodbye.
suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

Sue Farrell said...

I entered Guilty Wives.
suefarell.farrell@gmail.com

Steve Capell said...

This book looked so familiar to me ... and for life of me I have no idea why. Maybe it's title that is similar to another book that I've read in the past. Your posted review sounds interesting and is genre that always intrigues me ... so thanks for the opportunity.

steven.capell@gmail.com

Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

rubynreba said...

I enjoy suspenseful mysteries and this looks good.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

+5 April facebook
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

+5 April facebook 2
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

+5 April facebook 3
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

+5 April facebook 4
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

+5 April facebook 5
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

email subscriber
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

GFC Follower
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered The Replacement Wife
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered Guilty Wives
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered The Cat, The Wife & The Weapon
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered Cookie Animals
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered The Long Stitch Good Night
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered Wishes & Stitches
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered Bloom
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered Toddler Literature Set
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Becky said...

Would love this book. I am reading a great medical/political thriller right now, The Rx Factor by J. Thomas Shaw, and am absolutely hooked on books that are even remotely related to espionage! Need something new to read. Entered "Wishes and Stitches"

Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love a good mystery.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Bethie said...

I follow on GFC

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Bethie said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Bethie said...

I am an email subscriber

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Always up for a good mystery.
patoct@yahoo.com

Pat L.

Anonymous said...

I am an email subscriber.
patoct@yahoo.com

Pat L.

Anonymous said...

I am a gfc follower.\
patoct@yahoo.com

Pat L.

Anonymous said...

Entered Bloom
patoct@yahoo.com

Pat L.

Anonymous said...

Entered The Replacement Wife.

patoct@yahoo.com

Pat L.

Anonymous said...

Philip grew up in Levittown, NY which is 30 mins from me.

patoct@yahoo.com

Pat L.

Linda Kish said...

This sounds intense! I love a good thriller.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

He had a short story published in 1974 called "The Girl in the Yellow Bikini"...made $65. He said he started writing novels "simply to figure out how people wrote books that were 400 pages long."

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I am an email subscriber

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

I am an RSS subscriber

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

+5 April facebook
1
lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

+5 April facebook
2
lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Linda Kish said...

+5 April facebook
3
lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

+5 April facebook
4
lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Linda Kish said...

+5 April facebook
5
lkish77123 at gmail dot com

rubynreba said...

Entered Heroes for my Daughter
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered Hounds Abound
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered The Cowboy Takes a Bride
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered Heft
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered Piece of My Heart
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered Dread on Arrival
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered The Lifeboat
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Entered A Dog's Journey
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Etered Agent 6
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

rubynreba said...

Enered Pumped for Murder
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

CLICK HERE TO
SEE MY POLICY