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Political Suicide

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 17th 2003 by Minotaur Books
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Political Suicide features private investigator Will Travis, a different kind of "hotel detective". With his near photographic memory, Travis evaluates restaurants and hotels, reporting on service issues and employee theft or neglect to his clients. During one of these evaluations he witnesses a man slipping something into his woman companion's drink. Travis rescues the woman, Claire Harrington, inserting himself into a twisted plot of suicide/murde
Jul 19, 2007 Juliet rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I've read and liked two of his previous novels, Exposure and Shame. I can't say the same for this novel though. First up, the plot in itself isn't that interesting and his writing wasn't as gripping as I remembered. It took me about three days on and off to finish this. Very bad!
Nov 16, 2010 Hapzydeco rated it liked it
Good read. Contains a lot of political junkie stuff. Russell weaves history, politics and mayhem into a creative web which does not unravel until the final pages.
May 22, 2014 Krista rated it really liked it
Thoroughly enjoyed - fast paced, several surprise twists, a good sense of humor, low level of maudlin... plus, I think this guy gets an award for Most Creative Use of Teeth...
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In 1990 Walker & Company published Alan Russell's first book, "No Sign of Murder," which received positive reviews, including a standalone rave from The New York Times. The work was followed up by "The Forest Prime Evil" and comedic mysteries "The Hotel Detective" and "The Fat Innkeeper," which won him The Lefty award, given to the
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