By William Bernhardt
Oklahoma security legal professional Ben Kincaid has discovered himself smack in the course of various controversies and lethal predicaments–and the unforeseen bounce from his modest Tulsa legislations workplaces to Washington, D.C.’s Senate chamber hasn’t taken the sting off Ben’s knack for moving into the road of fireside. Now the idealistic junior senator is plunged into the thick of deadly intrigue while a stunning crusade of terror opposed to key govt officers rocks the nation’s capital.
The nightmare starts off with the kidnapping and homicide of the director of native land safeguard; escalates with the killing of the Senate minority chief, who's felled in his workplace through an envelope laced with weaponized poison; and springs to a shattering climax on the web site of the Oklahoma urban Memorial, the place a fusillade of sniper hearth intended for the president claims unintentional sufferers. In all, twelve humans perish within the melee, whereas Ben himself narrowly escapes a car-bomb blast that leaves his ally, Tulsa cop Mike Morelli, comatose. however the smoke has slightly cleared while the shocked state is distributed reeling once more by means of the president’s impassioned name to amend the U.S. structure with an antiterrorism legislations that might tremendously curtail civil liberties.
It’s a hot-button factor certain to bitterly divide the Beltway and the rustic. the executive govt has handpicked Ben to assist harvest the aid that would make the modification a truth. Shaken via the carnage,
Ben embraces the president’s radical reason, and along not likely new political allies he is taking the conflict for the arguable invoice to the Senate flooring. yet he can’t forget about his starting to be suspicion that what’s haunting Capitol Hill isn’t the threat of overseas terrorism yet anything a lot toward domestic. Now, along with his ever-resourceful leader of staff–his spouse, Christina–and with his help staff backing his play, Ben units squares off opposed to what may be the most deadly Goliath he’s ever challenged.
Capitol Conspiracy is a bravura William Bernhardt performance–bursting into motion at the first actual web page, and crackling with breathless suspense, sharp wit, artful twists, and well timed thrills transparent via to the last.
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The president took his wife gently by the arm. "Now, Emily. We don't harass a man about his wife. " "That's right. " He gave Ben another wink. " Secret Service agents Zimmer and Gatwick flanked the president and slowly escorted him toward the dais from which he would speak. All around them, Ben saw agents scurrying into position, watching all possible angles, talking into their sleeves. Ben knew there were at least as many, possibly more, agents working undercover, filtering quietly through the crowd looking for signs of trouble, as well as numerous sniper nests covering not only the ground but the surrounding downtown skyscrapers.
After you fall, I will take what is left of you and feed it to your wife. And then I will do to her everything I have done to you. " "No. God, no," Marshall cried, whimpering. " the General shouted. And then the information spilled out, one detail after another, everything Marshall had. He knew he was betraying his country and so many who trusted and relied upon him. He could not help himself. " "Domino Bravo! " The General slowly drew in his breath. "At last. " Through his clouded brain, Marshall tried to understand.
I don't think it's worrisome. Weird. " "Because he wants to, not because he has to. " Zimmer subtly stepped forward, adjusting his gaze ever so slightly to examine a Middle Eastern-looking woman wearing an overcoat about three people deep behind the rope. An overcoat on a warm Oklahoma City spring day? That was more than enough to raise his suspicion. He whispered into his sleeve, sending three agents to check her out. "So you think that's it? " Gatwick shrugged. "Who the hell knows? Maybe he got tied up in some Senate meeting.