"White House amateur sleuth"
Though she loves her widowed father, Evelyn Ann "Eve"
Cooper is the First Daughter, a role she hates and not just
because she is under a media microscope. Eve fears
everything about her new home the White House as she thinks
of history will remember her for ruining the antiques with
a can of diet soda.
During a photo shoot in the Rose Garden, Eve, photographer
Michael Cauffman, and her two Secret Service Agents
(Perkins and McNalley) find a body. Someone apparently
murdered Head Usher Burton O'Connor sometime yesterday even
if the deceased was seen performing his duties this
morning. The victim turns out to be Burton's twin.
Realizing that this homicide could become the first scandal
of the new Cooper administration, Eve accompanied by
Michael and her two Deputy Dawgs begin investigating.
The look inside the White House by President Ford's
daughter rivals if not surpasses that of Elliot Roosevelt
and Margaret Truman in both their long running series. On
the other hand, the who-done-it is entertaining, but fails
to match the quality of those novels written by the latter
two White House residents. The key to the investigation is
the audience needs to accept the Secret Service allowing
and even enabling a First Daughter to place herself in
jeopardy like Eve does. Still DOUBLE EXPOSURE has an
insider feel that the White House amateur sleuth audience
will enjoy and that in turn will encourage Susan Ford and
Laura Hayden to provide more tales starring the Cooper
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 7, 2002