Murder at the FBI
By: Margaret Truman
In the hallowed halls of Hoover’s beloved FBI building, treachery and betrayal culminate in the dark and tragic murder of one of the FBI’s own special agents. George Pritchard might not have been up for the most well liked agent of the year award, but his murder shocked the Bureau and its guests early one morning at they gathered for a demonstration at the building’s firing range. Agent Christine Saksis, a former coworker of Pritchard’s, is assigned to a team of special agents tasked with solving this murder. At first, the team seems to be all working toward the same cause – solving the murder and proving that this was not an accidental death. But as the days wear on, Christine is no longer sure that they are all working together…let alone working to actually solve the murder. Christine’s especially troubled by the behavior of the team’s lead agent, who also happens to be her lover. When his mood starts to rapidly shift and his actions become veiled, Christine is left to wonder what end he is actually working toward. With the steely resolve of her service weapon, she is determined to uncover the truth, eve if she doesn’t like what she finds
Murder at the FBI is just about as cloak and dagger as the title suggests. A sinister murder under mysterious circumstances and a cast of characters who almost all seem to have ulterior motives makes this one wild ride for readers. My first Margaret Truman novel, I found this one a fresh story and a pleasure to read. Sometimes, when you read a lot, you find certain traits in lead males or females that feel stale or cliche – but that’s not so with Truman. I feel as though I was meeting her Christin Saksis and other characters for the first time, and it was fun to get to know them. If you like a good crime novel, one that offers something unique, then check Truman out. After having just finished this novel, I’m looking forward to reading another by her – I’ve got her Murder in Georgetown on my list as well. In case you’re not sold after this review – just stick around – I have a feeling I’ll be writing another similar post telling you to go check her out very soon.