Margaret Truman’s Undiplomatic Murder by Donald Bain is the second book in the “Capital Crimes” series. Publisher: Forge, July 2014
Private investigator Robert Brixton has always hated Washington. Against his better judgment, he decides to stick around and take a job as an agent in a new State Department security agency headed by his former boss at the Washington P.D. After work one day he meets his youngest daughter, Janet, for a drink at an outdoor cafe. Shockingly, a young Arabic woman blows herself up, killing Janet and a dozen others. Seeking revenge for his daughter, Brixton follows the tracks of the bomber to a powerful senator’s son.
Brixton finds himself digging deep into what turns out to be a small but powerful cabal whose goal is to kill embassy workers from nations involved in the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan. Donald Bain thrills again with Undiplomatic Murder, the riveting next installment in the Margaret Truman’s beloved Capital Crimes series.
I’m getting back to this series and I like it. The action is pulsatingly fast and the drama kept my adrenaline at a premium as I advanced towards the conclusion in this terrific read that quickly became a page-turner. The author did a great job in providing plenty of twists and turns that ratcheted the suspense and intrigue up several notches. The dialogue was engaging and the nation’s capital added to the thrill in this explosively riveting novel. I look forward to the next on in the series.