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Margaret Truman's Deadly Medicine

Margaret Truman's Deadly Medicine

A Capital Crimes Novel

Capital Crimes (Volume 29)

Margaret Truman, Donald Bain

Forge Books

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Donald Bain continues the beloved Capital Crimes series with Margaret Truman’s Deadly Medicine, a gripping tale of greed, betrayal—and murder.

If someone in the pharmaceutical industry came upon a cheaper, non-addictive, and more effective painkiller, would he kill for it? Washington, D.C., private detective Robert Brixton discovers the answer is a resounding “Yes,” as he helps Jayla King, a medical researcher at a small D.C. pharmaceutical firm, carry on the work of her father. Dr. Preston King’s experiments in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and the discoveries he made led to his brutal murder and the theft of his papers.

Did her father’s lab assistant kill the doctor and steal his research? Is this shadowy figure prepared to kill again to keep Jayla from profiting from her father’s work? Does her recent paramour’s romantic interest reflect his true feelings—or will he sell her out and reap the rewards for himself? And to what lengths would Big Pharma’s leading lobbyist go to cover up his involvement with King’s death . . . and to protect a leading champion of the pharmaceutical industry, a Georgia senator with a shady past?

No pill can ease the pain that the answers to these questions will inflict.


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WASHINGTON, D.C.


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Praise for Margaret Truman's Deadly Medicine

“Truman can write suspense with the best of them.” —Larry King

“Dead-on descriptions of Washington’s most crack-ridden streets and exclusionary shindigs.” —USA Today on Murder at Ford’s Theater

“[A] satisfying tale . . . remarkably fresh in its insights about politics, intrigue, money and sex in the city by the Potomac.” —The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) on Murder on K Street

“Truman ‘knows the forks’ in the nation’s capital and how to pitchfork her readers into a web of murder and detection.”—The Christian Science Monitor

“Truman has produced another knowing look at Washington politics. She, of all people, should know her characters well, and she draws them with style.” —The Dallas Morning News on Murder at Union Station

“[A] satisfying tale . . . remarkably fresh in its insights about politics, intrigue, money and sex in the city by the Potomac.” —The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) on Murder on K Street

“Political junkies of all stripes should find something to feed their appetites.” —Publishers Weekly on Margaret Truman’s Experiment in Murder

“Ripe with suspense, Truman’s mystery gets edgier with each page. . . . A captivating, fast-paced thriller.” —RT Book Reviews on Murder at the Washington Tribune

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Reviews from Goodreads

Margaret Truman, Donald Bain

MARGARET TRUMAN won faithful readers with her works of biography and fiction, particularly her Capital Crimes mysteries.

DONALD BAIN, the author of more than 115 books, including forty of the bestselling Murder, She Wrote novels, was a longtime friend of Margaret Truman. He worked closely with her on her novels, and more than anyone understood the spirit and substance of her books.

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