When it comes to gardening, Cassandra aCaseya Calhoun isnat afraid to get her hands dirty. But when it comes to murder, sheas not the kind of gal to let any killer get away clean... Despite cooler fall temperatures in Washington, D.C., tempers flare at the White House when important historical documents go missing from the curatoras office and the gardeners are blamed. As if that isnat bad enough, Casey has started receiving death threats, the presidentas pooch is digging unsightly holes all over the South Lawn, and the curator has been found dead. All evidence for the murder points to Gordon Sims, the chief gardener. His fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and witnesses saw him arguing with the curator shortly before her death. With the help of Special Agent Jack Turner, her reluctant sidekick and new flame, Casey works to clear Gordonas name. Along the way she finds herself in a deadly race against time to discover if thereas a link between the stolen papers, the dogas holes in the South Lawn, and a rumored two-hundred-year-old treasureabefore the killer strikes again...His callused thumb gently brushed my cheek before he jogged back toward the rest of his team. Gordon sat ... aOut of all the things that could have gone wrong, this wasna#39;t one of them, and this shouldna#39;t have happened. ... Jack and the other CAT agents offered to help us cordon off the Presidenta#39;s muddy hole to keep anyone from stumbling into it. ... Thata#39;s when I noticed that while the President had been digging his hole, a text message from a restricted number had come to my phone.
|Title||:||Oak and Dagger|
|Author||:||Dorothy St. James|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2013-04-02|