Will Travis, an investigator who specializes in small-time
jobs like looking into employee theft at hotels and bars,
falls into a much bigger case when he unwittingly foils a
murder attempt on a politician's daughter. Sitting in a
hotel bar he sees a man drop something into a woman's
drink, then watches as she begins to lose consciousness.
Unable to sit by and watch her in peril, he comes to her
rescue only to nearly get killed himself by a hitman out to
The woman, Claire Harrington, tells a farfetched but
believable story, given what they've just escaped: She's in
danger because she believes her father's death--ruled a
suicide by the police--was actually murder. What's more,
she believes that one of the candidates in the upcoming
presidential election was behind it.
Will gets drawn further and further into this dangerous
situation, caught between wanting to go to the authorities,
whom Claire doesn't trust, and wanting to help her himself.
When events begin to spiral out of control, he knows
there's no way out until they find the truth, wherever it
takes them. Political Suicide is another gripping, edge-of-
your-seat thriller from Alan Russell, one of the most
ingenious suspense writers working today.