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THE PERFECT SUSPECT by Margaret Coel

THE PERFECT SUSPECT

By Margaret Coel

Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-4252-4348-0
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime

A reporter and a killer duel over the murder of a political candidate.

The hottest story in Denver is the shooting of gubernatorial hopeful David Matthews. Investigative journalist Catherine McLeod (Blood Memory, 2008, etc.) has been covering the campaign for the Denver Journal. Now a mysterious phone call from a woman who names the murderer launches Catherine into a tricky investigation. Even though the charming Matthews had the election in his pocket, Catherine always felt there was something too good to be true about him. Perhaps it was the many rumors of his infidelity despite his marriage to a wealthy, beautiful woman. His wife was at their vacation home the night of his death, but once the murder weapon is found in a desk drawer, she’s arrested for the crime. When one of Matthews’ campaign staff becomes the next victim, Catherine realizes she could be next on the list. But she refuses to give up even in the face of opposition from her police officer boyfriend.

Although Coel reveals the killer’s identity in the first chapter, the dangerous dance between Catherine and her quarry provides all the tension you could ask for.