Between them, Senator Cale Caldwell andhis blue-blooded wife controlled as much power on Capitol Hill as
It weighed more than a pound. Most of the weight was in an elaborately carved ivory handle. Its blade was six inches from the
law would allow. Sadly,
He'd taken steel wool to it
wasn’t sufficient to protect him from a killer, even surrounded by his friends at a champagne reception in his honor. The senator’s murder wasn’tthe family’s first brushwith violence. Only two years ago, a niece had been murdered, her killer never found. But when attorney Lydia James, counsel to a senate committee investigatingthe tragedy, suggests there mightbe a connection betweenthe two deaths, she’s voted down fast. Yet strange rumors persist. The senator’s death
He stepped back and surveyed his work, his favorite ice pick in his large, beefy hand.
"That thing could
benefit many people, among them a bitter political adversary, an ambitious talk show host, and a master of spin who makes even murder look good. . . .
Of course he already knew that.