Reviews of Discretion (2012)
Review by michael a draper (2012-07-05)
At first I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but as I started reading the story, my whole mind was changed so all I could think of was the exciting story as it unfolded.
A young woman goes to a meeting at the U.S. Capital but moments later she fell to her death fromt the balcony of a Congressman's office.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Curtis arrives at the scene and contemplates how she will proceed to investigate when there are laws about evidence within a U.S. Congressman's office.
Not only does the judge have to permit investigators to have accerss to the legislative office but personally, Anna has to put a relationship on hold because the homicide detective who would run the investigation could be getting a promotion in a political battlewhere he is supported by the person running against the congressman being investigated.
There is an excellent story about power in Washington, D.C. and also about the Escort business where one of the top Escorts turns out to be the woman who fell. She was at the peak of her profession but her roommate became addicted to drugs and ended up working as a prostitute on a street corner.
The pacing and dialogue are to perfection as the author has been a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. for 12 years.
(This review refers to the 2012 version titled “Discretion”)