Capitol Offense by Barbara Mikulski

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Gorzack to serve out the term of a suddenly deceased senior senator has angered some extremists from her home state, and after two murders Norie must find out who wants her dead and why. 40,000 first printing.
 

About Barbara Mikulski

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Senator Barbara Mikulski was re-elected in 1994 with a 71% majority. A ranking member of three Senate committees, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Marylouise Oates, a former columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is the author of one previous novel, and a longtime political activist. She lives in Washington, D.C. Marylouise Oates is a journalist who is the former society columnist for the "Los Angeles" "Times" and the author of "Making Peace," She is married to Democratic political consultant, commentator and author Robert Shrum, with whom she has enjoyed homes and second homes in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, New York City, Cape Cod and on the Jersey shore.
 
Published September 1, 1996 by Dutton / Penguin USA. 312 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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After the election, which Norie wins handily, he helps his charge identify the guilty party as a member of her inner circle, whose financial difficulties induced him to cast a blind eye on the illegal dumping of radioactive waste in remote venues.

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Mikulski, a U.S. senator from Maryland, and journalist Oates prove they're no Anonymous as they launch this novel of political puffery with a mystery trailing in its wake. Eleanor Norrie Gorza

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The writing duo of Mikulski, a U.S. senator from Maryland, and journalist Oates send the star of their debut, Capitol Offense (1996) on the campaign trail in this sluggish second effort.

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With Lt. Carver contributing little to this Disney-ized political tale, it's fortunate that stump-speech Norrie (""the citizens...are the government"") has the luck and the smarts to solve the crimes and even discover the fate of some MIAs along the way.

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Eleanor "Norie" Gorzack, the heroine of Barbara Mikulski's first novel, is a lot like the Maryland senator herself: feisty, Polish-American, with a soft spot for liberal causes.

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