Power and money corrupt absolutely.
In Washington, Senator Landon Meyer--leading presidential candidate and pivotal voice in a divided senate--imposes his choices to fill two Supreme Court vacancies on the President. In San Francisco, Charlie Palmer--a specialist in burying the crimes of the political and financial elite--lies paralyzed by a gunshot. Linking the two is the senator's all-too-cunning brother--a federal judge secretly managing his campaign.
An hour before his death, Palmer reaches out to private investigator Graham Gage, a man he's both feared and admired, but his words remain choked in his throat. A funeral-day burglary of Palmer's office and a wife's plea for the truth about her husband's misdeeds plunge Gage into a morass of murder, corporate cover-ups, and corrupted justice that masks a political money-laundering scheme threatening to destroy not only our democracy, but all that is dear to Gage . . .
About the Author
Steven Gore is a renowned private investigator turned "masterful" writer (Publishers Weekly), who combines "a command of storytelling" with "insider knowledge" (Library Journal). With a unique voice honed both on the street and in the Harlan Donnally and Graham Gage novels, Gore's stories are grounded in his decades spent investigating murder; fraud; organized crime; corruption; and drug, sex, and arms trafficking throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.