Murder at the FBI : a novel

by Margaret Truman

Hardcover, 1985

Status

Available

Publication

New York : Arbor House, c1985.

Description

If there's one organization you don't want to mess with, it's the FBI. But Ross Lizenby and his fellow agent and girlfriend, Christine Saksis, must rush headlong into a showdown with one of the world's most respected-and feared-government agencies. When they are brought together to investigate the murder of Special Agent George Pritchard, they face serious doubts about the work they have dedicated their lives to. Pritchard was murdered on the FBI's own shooting range, his body found hanging behind a target during a public tour of the facility. Because of the embarrassment, the FBI had to launch an investigation-but was their heart really in it? With roadblocks at every turn, the evidence-and lack of evidence-mounts to a thrilling breaking point. Would the agency that Lizenby and Saksis had so much respect for really engage in cover-ups just to keep their image clean? With this novel, sixth in her Capital Crimes series, Margaret Truman takes readers on a tour of Washington, D.C., describing the city with details she learned as a Washington insider. Capital Crimes is Truman's most popular series, consisting of twenty-five books and spawning several bestsellers and a Hollywood movie. Murder at the FBI sailed through the summer of 1986 on the New York Times Bestsellers List, but its themes are just as poignant today.… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member dragonfairy
This novel was very engaging. Having grown up in Washington DC, President Harry Truman's daughter, Margaret, shows her readers the ins and outs of a society most of us only see on TV shows and movies. This particular work takes us into the FBI's headquarters and has us wondering and investigating alongside Agent Christine Saksis to find out who killed Special Agent George Pritchard. The journey to the answer is well written and clever, and the truth is more than you would expect.… (more)
LibraryThing member CasaBooks
A favorite series.
Good background on Washington DC and agency.
I read ALL of her Murder Mysteries.
Read in 2007.
LibraryThing member sistacheryl
I am a fan of Margaret Truman. There are always a multitude of possibilities to keep you reading. I plan to read them all eventually. I didn't like this one as much as some of the others, possibly due to the subject matter. I am not a fan of the FBI. I don't think she was either.
LibraryThing member sistacheryl
I am a fan of Margaret Truman. There are always a multitude of possibilities to keep you reading. I plan to read them all eventually. I didn't like this one as much as some of the others, possibly due to the subject matter. I am not a fan of the FBI. I don't think she was either.

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