By William Bernhardt
Oklahoma safeguard lawyer Ben Kincaid has came across himself smack in the midst of various controversies and lethal predicaments–and the unforeseen jump from his modest Tulsa legislations places of work to Washington, D.C.’s Senate chamber hasn’t taken the sting off Ben’s knack for getting 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 executive officers rocks the nation’s capital.
The nightmare starts with the kidnapping and homicide of the director of place of origin protection; escalates with the killing of the Senate minority chief, who's felled in his workplace by way of an envelope laced with weaponized poison; and is derived to a shattering climax on the website 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 surprised kingdom is shipped reeling once more by way of the president’s impassioned name to amend the U.S. structure with an antiterrorism legislation that may significantly curtail civil liberties.
It’s a hot-button factor bound to bitterly divide the Beltway and the rustic. the manager govt has handpicked Ben to aid harvest the help that may make the modification a fact. Shaken by means of the carnage,
Ben embraces the president’s radical reason, and along not likely new political allies he's taking the conflict for the arguable invoice to the Senate ground. yet he can’t forget about his starting to be suspicion that what’s haunting Capitol Hill isn’t the threat of international terrorism yet whatever a lot towards domestic. Now, together with his ever-resourceful leader of staff–his spouse, Christina–and with his help workforce backing his play, Ben units squares off opposed to what may be the most threatening 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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Tidwell was a two-term senator based in Oklahoma City. After Senator Todd Glancy resigned, he had become the state's senior senator, with Ben as his very junior partner. Since they represented different parties, they had spent much of the past few months canceling out each other's votes. " Ben caught Mike rolling his eyes. " "And he will. He knows how the game is played. You're the one I'm worried about. No grandstand plays for the cameras and the folks back home. " "Another good point. See, Kincaid-I'm just looking out for your best interests.
The agent casually raised the sleeve to his mouth, listened for a moment, then spoke into it. "Understood. " He looked up. "Come along, Senator. " Ben and Mike followed the agent to the street just behind the Oklahoma City National Memorial, erected on the site of the former Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the office complex that was blown to bits by Timothy McVeigh's fertilizer bomb on this very date, several years before. It was a catastrophic event no Oklahoman would ever forget. Memorial services were held here on this date annually, and this year, the sitting president was in attendance to offer his condolences and help the healing.
Marshall felt himself being hauled by the neck, his exposed scalp and one remaining ear dragged bleeding across the floor. He sensed he was moving closer to the window. But his attacker did not bother to open it. He hoisted Marshall's broken body into the air and heaved him through it. Marshall felt himself falling-then jerked to a sudden stop. The General held him by one charred foot dangling limply from a shattered kneecap. "You are forty-five feet in the air. After you fall, I will take what is left of you and feed it to your wife.
Capitol Conspiracy by William Bernhardt