By Margaret Truman
In Margaret Truman's most recent secret, the scene opens with an vague loss of life in Washington's Foggy backside, domestic of the kingdom division, shifts to mass homicide within the downing of plane, after which strikes directly to mayhem within the streets of the recent Moscow.
Leaving an airport close to ny, a D.C.-bound commuter airplane falls to earth. At nearly an analogous time, one other crash happens. And then...
Firmly ruling out twist of fate, investigators search capability and rationale. The ability are quickly obvious: small-scale weaponry with large-scale effect. Their kingdom of beginning? a spot the place approximately everything--hardware, info, love--can be came across for a cost. Max Pauling, a country division investigator, pro, handsome, and difficult to idiot, fast takes to the air on a path nonetheless as hot because the smoking wreckage.
A host of bright characters humans the narrative, together with a beautiful kingdom division analyst who reveals herself interested in undercover kinds; a defense force chief in Idaho who leads his humans into gunfire; a reporter at odds together with his boss yet no longer with a superb tale; and a secretary of country who loves baseball a bit of greater than her job.
Fast-paced and informative approximately flying, nutrition, statecraft, and the violent "wetwork" below the dryly stylish external of international relations, Margaret Truman's Murder in Foggy Bottom is one other winner within the Capital Crimes sequence.