Executive Privilege

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Harper Collins, Apr 28, 2009 - Fiction - 480 pages
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When private detective Dana Cutler is hired to follow college student Charlotte Walsh, she never imagines the trail will lead to the White House. But the morning after Walsh's clandestine meeting with Christopher Farrington, President of the United States, the pretty young coed is dead—the latest victim, apparently, of a fiend dubbed "the D.C. Ripper."

A junior associate in an Oregon law firm, Brad Miller is stunned by the death row revelations of convicted serial killer Clarence Little. Though Little accepts responsibility for a string of gruesome murders, he swears he was framed for one of them: the death of a teenaged babysitter who worked for then-governor Farrington.

Suddenly nowhere in America is safe for a small-time private eye and a fledgling lawyer who possess terrifying evidence that suggests the unthinkable: that someone at the very highest level of government, perhaps the president himself, is a cold and brutal killer.


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The pace is terrific. - Goodreads
But the plot a bit too far-fetched for my taste. - Goodreads
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Review: Executive Privilege (Dana Cutler #1)

User Review  - Jay Jessmer - Goodreads

I enjoyed the story well enough, predictable as it was, but something about the writing style rubbed me wrong.I can't really put my finger on it, it just felt somewhat basic, for lack of a better word ... Read full review

Review: Executive Privilege (Dana Cutler #1)

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

This might be closer to five stars than to four. A young associate on the West Coast and a former cop on the East Coast get caught up in two separate murder investigations that possibly implicate the ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Phillip Margolin has written more than a dozen New York Times bestselling mysteries for adults, including Gone, But Not Forgotten; Executive Privilege; and Wild Justice. With Vanishing Acts, he is achieving two new firsts—his first book for young readers and his first book with his daughter, Ami Margolin Rome.

Ami Margolin Rome works in education philanthropy and is a former Peace Corps volunteer. Like Madison, Ami grew up in Portland, Oregon, with a criminal defense attorney for a father. She still lives in Portland today, near her father.

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