By William Bernhardt
William Bernhardt’s bestselling novels that includes Oklahoma protection legal professional Ben Kincaid trap the bare-knuckles fact of high-stakes legal safety, as lofty beliefs of justice conflict with energy, corruption, and wealth. In Capitol homicide, Bernhardt’s hard-charging hero takes on his so much surprising, headline-making case yet.
Kincaid’s felony luck has earned him a doubtful gift: a trip during the taking a look glass into the Beltway. the following, within the center of the nation’s capital, a robust U.S. senator has been stuck first in a sordid intercourse scandal, then in a case of murder.
Senate aide Veronica Cooper used to be present in a mystery Senate place of work underneath the Capitol development, on Senator Todd Glancy’s favourite sofa, blood pouring from the knife wound in her throat. The younger woman’s dying comes at the heels of the discharge of a sordid videotape depicting her and Senator Glancy in compromising positions.
With the senator’s acceptance in tatters, the facts opposed to him–as a sexual predator and doubtless a killer–mounts. by the point a nationally televised homicide trial starts off, Kincaid and his staff comprehend they’re dealing with the problem of an entire life. based on public opinion, or even in Kincaid’s such a lot inner most recommendations, Glancy is yet another baby-kisser who can't admit his personal culpability.
But whereas a dramatic trial unfolds within the courtroom–loaded with pitfalls, traps, and an incredible betrayal–another trial is happening at the suggest streets of D.C., as Kincaid’s investigator pursues a tender lady who used to be a pal of Veronica Cooper’s, plunging Kincaid right into a weird and wonderful global of Goths, sadomasochists, and a neighborhood of self-proclaimed vampires. someplace during this violent underworld lies the key at the back of Veronica Cooper’s loss of life . . . and the crux of Senator Glancy’s innocence or guilt.
In a case that pits Kincaid and his freewheeling companion Christina McCall opposed to the brutal equipment of Washington politics, the solutions they search are hidden in a murderous maze of lies and hidden factors. And in William Bernhardt’s top novel but, attending to in truth an unprecedented adventure in natural, pleasurable suspense.
From the Hardcover edition.