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By Robert Ellis

It used to be a fresh kill -- the gorgeous blonde with the damaged neck submerged underneath the murky, churning waters of the Potomac. however it wouldn't finish there...

Three weeks prior to a vital senatorial election, a guy is gunned down execution-style in a D.C. workplace. Police are fast to name it a case of theft long past undesirable, yet Frank Miles suspects whatever way more sinister in the back of the homicide of his enterprise partner.

Washington's so much feared photo maker, Frank's ruthless media manipulation has earned him numerous admirers...and simply as many enemies. Now, for the 1st time in his lifestyles, Frank's met his fit in a shadowy schemer as shrewdpermanent as himself--but way more lethal.

As the physique count number rises, Frank turns into the U.S. Attorney's leader suspect--and a crafty killer's subsequent objective. From the underground tunnels networking Capitol Hill to the dome excessive above, Frank's race for the truth--and his life--will convey him face-to-face with strength at its deadliest extremes--where successful isn't everything...it's the single thing.

With his debut novel, L.A. occasions bestselling writer Robert Ellis increases the stakes in a heart-pounding mystery set in Washington that feels so within and so twisted it reeks of the darkest fact.

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Sooly whooped as the air rushed out of her lungs, rolled over, gathered the small boy in her arms and playfully massaged his scalp with her knuckles through a shock of cotton-white hair. "Let's go swimming, Sooly," her cousin, Bill, gasped through his laughter. "Twim, Tooly," said young Anne, coming up to join in the roughhouse. "In you go," Sooly said, tossing Bill into the creek. He went out of sight, came up blowing and kicking energetically. Sooly lowered Anne by the arms to let her stand on the lower lip of the dock, which was under water on the mid-tide.

Sooly whooped as the air rushed out of her lungs, rolled over, gathered the small boy in her arms and playfully massaged his scalp with her knuckles through a shock of cotton-white hair. "Let's go swimming, Sooly," her cousin, Bill, gasped through his laughter. "Twim, Tooly," said young Anne, coming up to join in the roughhouse. "In you go," Sooly said, tossing Bill into the creek. He went out of sight, came up blowing and kicking energetically. Sooly lowered Anne by the arms to let her stand on the lower lip of the dock, which was under water on the mid-tide.

The growing incidence of something so simple as a smile was reward for her work. The job was not an easy one. It was a stunning challenge, in fact. A lot of time and energy had been expended on the outward blink in a transferral of certain materials from the cargo wells to their designated places, but as paint was applied to dull walls and bulkheads in pleasing brightness, as soft hangings muted the harsh contours of the quarters, she could see the improvement. She would have to justify the expense of tossing perfectly good but unattractive hard metal furniture out the jettison hatch to be replaced by soft-hued, rich woods from the decorator colony on Ankan II, but she was not concerned.

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