Synopses & Reviews
With the pressure of an upcoming state dinner that could make or break the presidents foreign policy, White House executive chef Olivia Paras has precious little time to focus on her wedding plansor to catch a murderer
Tensions are running high as the White House staff adjusts to a new chief usher and prepares for a high-stakes state dinner, where everything must be perfect. But as the date for the event approaches, things go disastrously wrong when the secretary of defense is found dead in his home, seemingly killed during a break-in.
At the same time Olivias fiancé, Gav, is looking into the mysterious murder of an old friend. Is there a connection? Despite an increase in security following the secretarys death, Ollie learns the president is in imminent danger at the dinner and must do everything in her power to get to himbefore its too late
Includes Recipes for a complete presidential menu!
"In Hyzy's action-packed seventh White House chef mystery (after 2012's Fonduing Fathers), White House executive chef Olivia 'Ollie' Paras prepares a dinner for President Parker Hyden, staff, and guests representatives of Durasi, a nation with which the U.S. is in delicate peace negotiations. Talk is circulating that the U.S.-hired mercenaries working in Durasi are about to be recalled and the lucrative contract of their company, Kalto, terminated. Later, Ollie and her fiancÃ©, Secret Service agent Leonard 'Gav' Gavin, dash out to meet with Evan Bonder, one of Gav's friends, who they hope will officiate at their wedding, but instead they find Evan among the victims at a horrific crime scene at his mission workplace, a homeless shelter. Meanwhile, Ollie wrestles with staffing conflicts and provides cooking lessons to the president's son, Josh, who plays a major role in trying to stop a plot to undermine the peace talks. With grace and aplomb, Ollie juggles her job and sleuthing, receiving a very pleasant surprise of her own at the satisfying conclusion. Agent: Paige Wheeler, Folio Literary Management." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Praise for the New York Times Bestselling White House Chef Mysteries
“[A] unique setting, strong characters, sharp conflict, and snappy plotting…Hyzys research into the backstage kitchen secrets of the White House gives this series a special savor that will make you hungry for more.”—Susan Wittig Albert, national bestselling author of The Darling Dahlias and the Texas Star
“[A] clever plot and fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses of life in the White House.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“[A] compulsively readable whodunit.”—Publishers Weekly
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author Julie Hyzy writes the White House Chef Mysteries, including Fonduing Fathers and Affairs of Steak, and the Manor House Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. She has won both the Anthony and the Barry awards for her mystery fiction.