POLITICAL SUICIDE by Michael Palmer
Is it the power that corrupts or are we just too power hungry?
When trying to help out a friend in a desperate situation there is no boundaries, we will not cross to help. Dr. Lou Welcome is not experienced nor capable of helping his friend accused of murder but that is only going to slow him down not stop him. His friend has an experienced lawyer in Sarah Cooper but is she dedicated to the cause; Lou will test that at every turn.
Wearing multiple hats Lou is consistent in his objective of making sure all of them fit correctly including time with his daughter who is too wise for her years. During the search for the real killer, Lou keeps his personal life out of the mix but not completely out of the fray and the largest obstacle is for Lou to stop getting himself in situations he has no idea how to get out of.
The more Lou and Sarah work together the deeper the deception goes and the greater the problem to resolve becomes. When you have one man controlling the fate of so many is this the perfect prescription for disaster. Pulling in every resource Lou has to stop what he knows is beyond corruption may be over his head but not out of his realm of possibility.
Michael Palmer simultaneously entertains and scares you as a reader. This is a perfect combination of suspenseful story added to a mystifying set of circumstances written so well the reader believes this is an historical recollection of facts.