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Murder at Union Station: A Capital Crimes Novel (Mass Market)
Other Books in Series
This is book number 20 in the Capital Crimes series.
- #2: Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel (Paperback): Email or call for price.
- #3: Murder in the Supreme Court (Capital Crimes #3) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #8: Murder in the CIA (Capital Crimes #8) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #9: Murder at the Kennedy Center (Capital Crimes #9) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #10: Murder at the National Cathedral (Capital Crimes #10) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #11: Murder at the Pentagon (Capital Crimes #11) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #12: Murder on the Potomac (Capital Crimes #12) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #13: Murder at the National Gallery (Capital Crimes #13) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #14: Murder in the House (Capital Crimes #14) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #15: Murder at the Watergate (Capital Crimes #15) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #16: Murder at the Library of Congress (Capital Crimes #16) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #17: Murder in Foggy Bottom (Capital Crimes #17) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #18: Murder in Havana (Capital Crimes #18) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #19: Murder at Ford's Theatre (Capital Crimes #19) (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #21: Murder at the Washington Tribune: A Capital Crimes Novel (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #22: Murder at the Opera: A Capital Crimes Novel (Mass Market): $7.99
- #23: Murder on K Street: A Capital Crimes Novel (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #24: Murder Inside the Beltway: A Capital Crimes Novel (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #25: Monument to Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel (Mass Market): Email or call for price.
- #27: Margaret Truman's Undiplomatic Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #28: Margaret Truman's Internship in Murder: A Capital Crimes Novel (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #29: Margaret Truman's Deadly Medicine: A Capital Crimes Novel (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
- #30: Margaret Truman's Allied in Danger: A Capital Crimes Novel (Hardcover): Email or call for price.
When Washington’s splendid Union Station opened its doors in 1908, the glorious structure epitomized capital stylishness. Today, restored and refurbished, the station is again a hub of activity where the world’s most famous and infamous people meet–and often collide. Now, in Margaret Truman’s new Capital Crime novel, this landmark locale becomes the scene of a sensational shooting whose consequences ricochet from seedy bars to the halls of Congress.
Historic Union Station means nothing to the elderly man speeding south on the last lap of what turns out to be a one-way journey from Tel Aviv to D.C.–on a train that will soon land him at Gate A-8 and, moments later, at St. Peter’s Gate. This weary traveler, whose terminal destination is probably hell, is Louis Russo, former mob hit man and government informer. Two men are at the station to meet him. One is Richard Marienthal, a young writer whose forthcoming book is based on Russo’s life. The other is the man who kills him.
Russo has returned to help promote Marienthal’s book, which, although no one has been allowed to read it, already has some people shaking in their Gucci boots. The powerful fear the contents will not only expose organized crime’s nefarious business, but also a top-secret assignment abroad that Russo once masterminded for a very-high-profile Capitol Hill client. As news of Russo’s murder rockets from the MPD to the FBI and the CIA, from Congress to the West Wing, the final chapter of the story begins its rapid-fire unfolding.
In addition to the bewildered Marienthal and his worried girlfriend, there is an array of memorable characters: rock-ribbed right-wing Senator Karl Widmer; ruthless New York publisher Pamela Warren; boozy MPD Detective Bret Mullin; shoe-shine virtuoso Joe Jenks; dedicated presidential political adviser Chet Fletcher; and President Adam Parmele himself–not to mention freelance snoops, blow-dried climbers, and a killer or two. There’s no place like the nation’s capital, and as her myriad fans know, Margaret Truman always gets it right. Murder at Union Station is a luxury express, nonstop delight.
About the Author
Margaret Truman has won faithful readers with her works of biography and fiction, particularly her ongoing series of Capital Crimes mysteries. Her novels let us into the corridors of power and privilege, poverty and pageantry, in the nation’s capital. Her new work of nonfiction is The President’s House. She lives in Manhattan.
Praise for Margaret Truman and Murder at Ford’s Theatre
“Dead-on descriptions of Washington’s most crack-ridden streets and exclusionary shindigs . . . Readers who enjoy travelogue, gossip, and social commentary in their whodunits will enjoy Murder at Ford’s Theatre.”
“Truman can write suspense with the best of them.”
“Truman ‘knows the forks’ in the nation’s capital and how to pitchfork her readers into a web of murder and detection.”
–The Christian Science Monitor
“Truman combines her insider’s knowledge of life inside the beltway with a writing skill that grows more sophisticated and lively every year. . . . Let’s hope that . . . Truman has another book in the works.”
–The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)