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â“NOT GARFIELD,”Fiona FitzGerald whispered, looking over Monte Pappas’thick shoulder as they scrutinized the seating list. A sweet-faced young woman suitably festooned in the costume of a colonial dame had handed them the list along with a toothpaste-sincere smile. The Pepsi company had pulled out all stops for this annual bash of ingratiation for the celebration and benefit of the Congress and the diplomatic corps, a high-profile wingding, a not-so-subtle thank-you for helping or, alas, not interfering with spreading the international cheer of feel-good bellywash. Fiona, influenced by Monte Pappas’Public-Relations-Man cynicism and her own extensive Washington experience did not wish to think such spoiling thoughts. But how was it to be avoided? The company had hired the hallowed plantation of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, no less, put up a giant tent on a side lawn adjacent to the main house to hold more than 350 people and was laying on a five-course gourmet supper served by an army of white-gloved waiters on tables set with gleaming china and topped with elaborate floral centerpieces. Each table was designated by a Presidential name written in impeccable calligraphy on white board. For whatever inexplicable reason, although Fiona knew that such things were carefully orchestrated, they had drawn President Garfield. There was a ten-piece band and a dance floor laid down in the tent’s center and a large area set aside for the cocktail hour, a set piece of Washington entertaining devoted to the usual networking, influence-hustling and double-cheeking. Some surely might have thought it defamatory for this national shrine to be invaded by the bellywashers and their freeloading minions, but this, as Monte had pointed out so aptly on the horse-drawn carriage ride from the Potomac river dock to the tent, was the age of corporate â“Kultur”and thus the bash was a singularly appropriate exercise in one-upmanship. Besides, he had added, â“Who else could afford it?”They had glided into the Mount Vernon dock on charter boats moored on Main Street, which was closer to Capitol Hill, taking the slow ride the few miles downriver while a band played dance music and the bartenders merrily poured champagne. The April air was damp with the gamey odor of the awakening earth and there was more than a hint of a spring rain. For Fiona, a Senator’s daughter, weaned on the heady and subtle sweetness of Washington milk, the event went beyond the genre, and no amount of cynicism could dampen the sheer wonder and chutzpa of the idea. All right, so it was charmingly decadent, perhaps even a tiny defamation of this historical icon. But, hell, it was, after all, a slave plantation in old George’s day and, therefore, not politically perfect by today’s political standards. So what was wrong with such a choice spot for a bit of vulgar fun?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590060155
Author:
Adler, Warren
Publisher:
Stonehouse Press
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Fiona Fitzgerald Mysteries (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20010501
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
364
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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Product details 364 pages Stonehouse Press - English 9781590060155 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The rain uncovers two bodies and Fiona FitzGerald is baffled. Both murders points to a powerful man dubbed as Senator Love. Besides solving the mystery, will Fiona submit to him?
"Synopsis" by , The stunning wife of the Austrian Ambassador is kidnapped and murdered. The bones belonging to a vanished young girl are discovered. Both share the same starling clues that point to a powerful, seductive and womanizing Senator. Besides solving the mystery, will Fiona FitzGerald, homocide detective on the Washington D.C. police force and daughter of a Senator herself, submit to the powerful sexual forces of "Senator Love?"
"Synopsis" by , This title, part of Warren Adler’s backlist, is part of the heavily-promoted campaign of "Mourning Glory", Adler's 24th novel. "Mourning Glory’s” budget will exceed over $300,000 in nation-wide publicity.
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