Executive Privilege (Dana Cutler Series #1) (Mass Market)
Harper, 9780061236228, 480pp.
Publication Date: April 28, 2009
When private detective Dana Cutler is hired to follow college student Charlotte Walsh, she never imagines the trail will lead to the White House. But the morning after Walsh's clandestine meeting with Christopher Farrington, President of the United States, the pretty young coed is dead—the latest victim, apparently, of a fiend dubbed "the D.C. Ripper."
A junior associate in an Oregon law firm, Brad Miller is stunned by the death row revelations of convicted serial killer Clarence Little. Though Little accepts responsibility for a string of gruesome murders, he swears he was framed for one of them: the death of a teenaged babysitter who worked for then-governor Farrington.
Suddenly nowhere in America is safe for a small-time private eye and a fledgling lawyer who possess terrifying evidence that suggests the unthinkable: that someone at the very highest level of government, perhaps the president himself, is a cold and brutal killer.
About the Author
Phillip Margolin has written nineteen novels, many of them New York Times bestsellers, including his latest novels Woman with a Gun, Worthy Brown’s Daughter, Sleight of Hand, and the Washington trilogy. Each displays a unique, compelling insider’s view of criminal behavior, which comes from his long background as a criminal defense attorney who has handled thirty murder cases. Winner of the Distinguished Northwest Writer Award, he lives in Portland, Oregon.
Praise For Executive Privilege (Dana Cutler Series #1)…
“Margolin has mastered all the elements of a successful suspense mystery. The action moves quickly. His prose is compelling: nothing is what it seems, and there are surprises even after the reader has been fooled into thinking the mystery is solved.”
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Page-turning...a rip-roaring conclusion...more twists than the Columbia River Gorge. Is it fun? A helluva lotta.”
— Washington Post Express
“A sexy summer read--the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Mixing crime and politics may make for a bad career, but it sure as hell makes for some good reading.”
“Just the kind of sizzling mystery needed for this long, hot summer. Margolin is the master of the successful suspense mystery. He gives you liberal doses of danger and evil villains, and keeps the action moving. Believable characters and compelling writing…another exciting trip through one of Margolin’s fast-paced plots.”
— Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers
“Story lines collide in this pulse-pounding thriller . Expect plenty of buzz for this one as a result of both the intriguing premise and the well-wrought narrative.”
“Sizzle factor: .38 Special hot.”
— USA Today
“The story is fast-paced and features many engaging characters.”
— Library Journal
“(A) thrilling page-turner.”
— National Examiner
“Margolin is the master of the successful suspense mystery. With believable characters and compelling writing, EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE adds up to another exciting trip through one og Margolin’s plots [and] is just the kind of sizzling mystery needed for this long, hot summer.”
— Pittsburgh Tribune
“Phillip Margolin [is] a crafty storyteller who keeps you on the edge of your seat with frighteningly real scenarios. EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE is a must read this summer.”
— Brunswick News (Georgia)
“Reckless, fast, with no-holds-barred action and suspense, EXECUTIVE PRIVILEGE will have you glued to your reading corner with a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on the door.”
— Madison County Herald, MS
“Phillip Margolin has surprises up his sleeve for readers right to the end of this shocking thriller.”
“Looking for summer reading? Gather your hammock, some iced tea and this page-turner of a book, one of Margolin’s most absorbing and richly textured to date.”
— Portland Oregonian