Margaret Truman's Murder on the metro

Jon Land

Book - 2021

"The nation's first female vice president is dead. The public, including international investigator Robert Brixton, believes it was natural causes, complications related to a long-hidden heart condition. Kendra Rendine, head of Vice President Stephanie Davenport's Secret Service security detail, covertly approaches Brixton to look deeper into Davenport's death. Brixton discovers that a rumored affair between Vice President Davenport and President Corbin Talmidge was actually ...very much true. Because of this closeness, Davenport saw the devastating deterioration of the President's mental health. She was preparing to invoke the 25th Amendment when she died. Was her death natural causes, or was it murder? Brixton is determined to find out"--

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Series
Truman, Margaret, 1924-2008. Capital crimes series ; 31.
Subjects
Genres
Detective and mystery fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Political fiction
Mystery fiction
Published
New York : Forge 2021.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Sequel to: Margaret Truman's Allied in danger / by Donald Bain.
Physical Description
286 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781250238870
1250238870
Main Author
Jon Land (author)
Other Authors
Margaret Truman, 1924-2008 (creator)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

This strong relaunch of the Margaret Truman franchise from Land (the Murder, She Wrote series) opens with a drone attack on Caesarea, Israel, that kills dozens of beachgoers. A week later, in Washington, D.C., Vice President Stephanie Davenport dies of an apparent heart attack at her official residence. The next morning, former State Department agent Robert Brixton narrowly escapes a suicide bombing in the Metro. Brixton, moved by his daughter's death in a similar attack five years earlier, sets out to solve the mystery of the subway bombing. In the process, he meets Secret Service agent Kendra Rendine, who believes Davenport was murdered. As their two investigations start to overlap, Brixton and Rendine come across an ex-Mossad agent whose search for the perpetrator behind the drone attack seems to connect with their own. The trail eventually leads to villainy in the ranks of America's upper political hierarchy. The suspenseful plot and well-developed characters will keep readers turning the pages to the satisfying ending. Land is a worthy successor to Truman. Agent: Robert G. Diforio, D4EO Literary. (Feb.) Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"The nation's first female vice president is dead. The public, including international investigator Robert Brixton, believes it was natural causes, complications related to a long-hidden heart condition. Kendra Rendine, head of Vice President Stephanie Davenport's Secret Service security detail, covertly approaches Brixton to look deeper into Davenport's death. Brixton discovers that a rumored affair between Vice President Davenport and President Corbin Talmidge was actually very much true. Because of this closeness, Davenport saw the devastating deterioration of the President's mental health. She was preparing to invoke the 25th Amendment when she died. Was her death natural causes, or was it murder? Brixton is determined to find out"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Quietly informed by a Secret Service agent that the recently deceased Vice President may have been murdered, international investigator Robert Brixton uncovers disturbing clues that suggest that the victim and the President had been having an affair. 30,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In Margaret Truman's Murder on the Metro, Jon Land's first thrilling addition to the New York Times bestselling Capital Crimes series, Robert Brixton uncovers a sinister plot threatening millions of American lives!"A roller coaster of a novel." —David Baldacci, New York Times bestselling authorIsrael: A drone-based terrorist attack kills dozens on a sun-splashed beach in Caesarea.Washington: America awakens to the shattering news that Vice President Stephanie Davenport has died of an apparent heart attack.That same morning, a chance encounter on the Washington Metro results in international private investigator Robert Brixton thwarting an attempted terrorist bombing. Brixton has no reason to suspect that the three incidents have anything in common, until he’s contacted by Kendra Rendine, the Secret Service agent who headed up the vice president’s security detail. Rendine is convinced the vice president was murdered and needs Brixton’s investigative expertise to find out why. In Israel, meanwhile, legendary anti-terrorist fighter Lia Ganz launches her own crusade against the perpetrators of that attack which nearly claimed the lives of her and granddaughter. Ganz’s trail will ultimately take her to Washington where she joins forces with Brixton to uncover an impossible link between the deadly attack on Caesarea and the attempted Metro bombing, as well as the death of the vice president. The connection lies in the highest corridors of power in Washington where a deadly plot with unimaginable consequences has been hatched. With the clock ticking toward doomsday, Brixton and Ganz race against time to save millions of American lives who will otherwise become collateral damage to a conspiracy destined to change the United States forever."Margaret Truman’s Murder in the Metro is a spectacular international thriller of intrigue and conspiracy that I could . . . not . . . put . . . down." —Mark Greaney, New York Times bestselling author