Murder at Ford's Theatre [electronic resource] : a capital crimes novel / Margaret Truman.
- ISBN: 9780345458704 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 0345458702 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader)
- ISBN: 9780345458704 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
- ISBN: 0345458702 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader)
- Physical Description: 326 p. ; 25 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2002.
|Summary, etc.:|| When the body of congressional intern Nadia Zarinski turns up outside the stage door of Ford's Theatre, D.C. police detectives Mo Johnson and Rick Klayman, who happens to be a Lincoln buff, are assigned the case. Nadia worked in the office of Senator Bruce Lerner, ex-husband of Clarise Emerson, head of Ford's Theatre and nominee for chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. Once Clarise determines with Klayman's help that her son, Jeremiah, was the last to see Nadia alive, she appeals to former attorney Mackensie "Mac" Smith to represent him. But there are other suspects as well: theater controller Bernard Crowley; aging, past-his-prime British actor and artistic director Sydney Bancroft; and Senator Lerner himself. Mac and his police cohorts find these ambitious power seekers an unpleasant lot. As usual, the location takes center stage, and the fun lies in seeing how the author uses the national landmark in the service of the drama. In this case, the Lincoln theme pulls the plot threads together and brings weight to the proceedings.
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2002. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 755 KB) or Mobipocket Reader (file size: 410 KB).
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