Here is the 8th genre winner for the category of Thrillers in the Book Talk Radio Club Awards.
There are a lot of questions in this book, which I think is a sign of a good mystery. Can a self-described suave toxicologist and a slovenly private investigator find out how and why a woman’s body was found at Camp David? There are small tangents in the story that takes us into the history of politics, areas, and people that enhance the tale. Those under 40 may appreciate the insights into the recent past, those of us over may appreciate the reminder. The attention to detail was well presented.
While I found the main character vein with a large ego, it worked for this story. I would have enjoyed more dialogue between the characters as the lightness of the mystery would have benefited from it. However, this is the author’s first book, and with some polish, I think he has the potential to be a great author.
If you like political intrigue and murder mysteries this might be your cup of tea. Find out more about this author who is also a consultant and expert witness in toxicology HERE.
A Death at Camp David is a novel of political intrigue and murder mystery set against the backdrop of the election of a woman for president of the United States.
Dr. Bob Kramer, a forensic toxicologist with the air and suave demeanor of a James Bond, is recruited to identify the cause of a womans death. The body was found on the grounds of Camp David the morning after a White House sponsored Fourth of July celebration. The woman attended the event as an impostor, a result of political dirty tricks. Morgan Baker, an obese and unkempt private investigator from Louisiana, is hired to sleuth and assist in the investigation. Unbeknownst to the president, her husband and the vice president, Eric Bunting, are lovers and are implicated in the death. But who was that woman? How did she die? Was she a woman? How will her death affect the upcoming presidential election of Jessica Worthing, who is running in her own right after the sudden death of her male predecessor, Leslie Breckenridge?