Thrust into Congress by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie Marder is navigating the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. In this atmospheric thriller by CNN's Jake Tapper, a mysterious fatal car accident leads Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career, but for his life.
"Energetic and mysterious, with plenty of suspense…. An auspicious debut."—Booklist