By Stephen L. Carter
Bestselling writer Stephen L. Carter grants a gripping political mystery set opposed to the backdrop of Watergate, Vietnam, and the Nixon White House.
Philmont fortress is a guy who has all of it: wealth, recognize, and connections. He's the final individual you'd count on to fall prey to a assassin, yet then his physique is located at the grounds of a Harlem mansion by means of the younger author Eddie Wesley, who besides the lady he loves, Aurelia Treene, is pulled right into a twenty-year look for the reality. The disappearance of Eddie's sister June makes their research much more troubling. As Eddie and Aurelia discover layer upon layer of intrigue, their odyssey takes them from the rich drawing rooms of recent York in the course of the shady corners of radical politics the entire solution to the Oval place of work and President Nixon himself.
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The flashlight beam did not quiver on the mahogany floor. In the sidelights that flanked the front door, the panes of glass were nearly as dark as the wooden muntins that separated them from one another. The sun had sunk far down the gullet of the storm. John could not be sure that the sound had been real. He might have summoned it from memory, from twenty years in the past. He went to the living room, from where the ringing might have come. The double doors—added to the archway after Sandra’s accident, to convert this space to a ground-floor bedroom—stood wide open.
Longer than you would believe, Johnny. ” “It matters to me,” John Calvino said. Pulses of lightning brightened the windows, and fat beads of rain quivered down the panes, leaving a tracery of arteries that throbbed on the glass with each bright palpitation. “I killed my mother first, in her wheelchair in the kitchen. She was getting a carton of milk from the refrigerator. ” Billy stopped rolling his head, but he continued to face the ceiling, eyes still closed. His mouth hung open. He raised his hands to his chest and slid them slowly down his torso.
John could not be sure that the sound had been real. He might have summoned it from memory, from twenty years in the past. He went to the living room, from where the ringing might have come. The double doors—added to the archway after Sandra’s accident, to convert this space to a ground-floor bedroom—stood wide open. Bedclothes had been neatly turned down, but Sandra had died before retiring for the night. No one, with or without bells, waited there. John had no interest in any remaining ground-floor rooms.