Fiona Fitzgerald Mystery #1: Detective Fiona Fitzgerald is an unlikely force for justice in Washington D.C's predominantly male police force. As a prominent senator's daughter and top investigator in the homicide division of the Metropolitan Police Department, Fiona maneuvers between two vastly different worlds, moving quickly from opulent State galas to gritty crime scenes. Born into the elite social circles of the nation's capital, and with privileged access to what lurks behind the pristine façade of the political establishment, Fiona is determined to expose the chicanery buried under prim rose bushes and concealed within the highest echelons of the American political aristocracy.
When a string of inexplicable murders rocks the hallowed streets of central D.C., Detective Fitzgerald finds herself charging through the shadows of a mysterious conspiracy. Fiona's reputation and career blunder, however, through an investigation with no leads. At the brink of her professional demise, an encounter with the eccentric yet charismatic Thaddeus Remington III at his museum-like mansion sends Fiona fluttering through a whirlwind of clues and revelations. Where once the desperate detective rummaged through traceless footsteps of a triple murderer, the key to solving her case is now whispered to her from the bloodstained graves of fallen Presidents.
Fiona stands ready with her unlikely yet determined partner Jefferson at her side. Her finger firmly on the trigger as an assassination plot, decades in the making, is about to change history.
An intriguing crime novel with a strong female lead and steamy love scenes!
Fiona is a tough cookie who comes from the right family to allow her all the class, poise and connections to make her fabulous at her job. She holds her own in a male dominated field. I instantly liked her and the way she handled herself throughout the story.
In this book, although a crime novel, we are actually told the criminal and his motives in the first few chapters and then we ride alongside Fiona as she put the pieces of the puzzle together.
In addition to the crime, we are given enough of Fiona’s personal life to make us interested in her as a character and look forward to the next book in the series.
The plot was strong and fun! And it was written by a master in the literary field, Warren Adler. His writing is seamless and sucks you right into the story so you feel like you are a part of the action.
If you are in the mood for a sexy cop thriller, this is your book! It is a quick read and beautifully written.
4 Stars! Pair it with a hard cider on a stormy afternoon. Cheers!
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