Synopsis: ""Deliciously rife with power, sleaze, and treachery.""
""First-time novelist Benson concocts a well thought-out story composed of equal parts political thriller, . . . romance, and upscale urban mystery taken right out of today's headlines. . . . The denouement is shocking.""
""-Black Issues Book Review
""[A] FAST-PACED POLITICAL THRILLER . . . The hallmark of any good suspense novel is that it keeps you guessing. And Benson doesn't disappoint. When readers reach the surprise ending . . . they'll be eager for the next installment in this series.""
""HIS TIMELY PLOT AND WELL-DRAWN CHARACTERS BODE WELL FOR FUTURE ENDEAVORS.""
From the Inside Flap: Veronica Sutton came to Washington to do good?but she did even better. Tall, smart, beautiful, and Black, Veronica parlayed her brains, looks, and college activism into a top-notch, million-dollar consulting firm that greased the wheels of Washington politics?without regard to race, creed, or political ideology. For Veronica, it was a long way from Chicago?s South Side. But when she is found dead in her posh town house, only a woman who knew thereal Ronnie Sutton can find out how she died?and why.
Reporter Angela McKenzie chose a different path from her old friend?s, but now their lives are entwined again. Retracing Ronnie?s final weeks and days, Angela steps into a political maze of power, sex, secrets, and special interests. When people connected to Angela?s investigation begin to die, she knows she?s close: to a few astounding answers, to one more deadly question, and to a conspiracy that will rock Washington?s foundations? and kill anyone in its way. . . .