Murder at Ford's Theatre

Murder at Ford's Theatre

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It was the site of one of the most infamous assassinations in American history. Now bestselling mystery master Margaret Truman premieres a new murder at Forda€™s Theatera€“one thata€™s hot off todaya€™s headlines. The body of Nadia Zarinski, an attractive young woman who worked for senator Bruce Lernera€“and who volunteered at Forda€™sa€“is discovered in the alley behind the theatre. Soon a pair of mismatched copsa€“young, studious Rick Klieman and gregarious veteran Moses a€œMoa€ Johnsona€“start digging into the victima€™s life, and find themselves confronting an increasing cast of suspects. Therea€™s Virginia Senator Lerner himself, rumored to have had a sexual relationship with Nadiaa€“and half the women in D.C. under ninety. . . . Clarise Emerson, producer/director of Forda€™s Theatre and ex-wife of the Senator, whose nomination to head the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is now threatened by the scandal . . . Jeremiah Lerner, her aimless, hot-tempered son, said to have been sleeping with Nadia when his famous father wasna€™t . . . Bernard Crowley, the theatrea€™s controller, whose emotions overflow at the mention of the crime . . . faded British stage star Sydney Bancroft, desperate for recognition and a comeback, and armed with damning information about Clarise Emerson . . . and other complex characters from both sides of the footlights. With her unparalleled understanding of Washington and its players, and her savvy sense of how strange bedfellows cut deals even in the midst of mayhem, Margaret Truman always delivers the most sophisticated and satisfying suspense. Murder at Forda€™s Theatre is her most compelling, insightful novel yet, sure to earn her a standing ovation from her many fans and new followers alike. From the Hardcover edition.Johnson followed the route taken by the dealers, which led to a garbage-strewn lot separated from an auto repair shop and junkyard by a crumbling six-foot-high concrete wall. As Johnson sprinted toward the rear of the stores, the dealers had anbsp;...

Title:Murder at Ford's Theatre
Author:Margaret Truman
Publisher:Ballantine Books - 2002-11-19


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