Missing Member by Jo-Ann Power
A Me and Mr. Jones Mystery (Me and Mr. Jones Mysteries)

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Few Americans remember these days that politics can be funny. But Texas congresswoman Carly Wagner knows this firsthand. She won her first election delivering one-liners about her opponent that made people chuckle so hard they voted her into his seat. She won not only because she could outtalk her rival but also because she wasn't shy about employing her sexy contralto, big baby browns, and the long legs that once got her the crown of Miss Texas. She doesn't apologize for her methods, either---in the Lone Star State, sassy women have always plowed tough ground to get what they want. Although she currently sleeps alone, professionally, Carly knows politics can make strange bedfellows. But when she walks into her office one morning and finds her party's second most powerful man murdered in her office chair, she finds out that politics can also be deadly serious. Someone has to find the culprit before this capital crime kills Carly's prospects for reelection. Resourceful and gutsy, she wants to go it alone, but her party can't take that chance. When they send in the cavalry, she can't believe the kind of man they choose. He's young, yummy, and lethal. He calls himself Mr. Jones, owns toys like Mr. Bond---and acts like Mr. Corleone. He's one of the town's secret weapons of mass destruction---and she wants nothing to do with him. Then she wants to do everything with him. Missing Member is the first in a vastly entertaining new series featuring the crime-solving duo of Congresswoman Carly and the delectable Mr. Jones.

About Jo-Ann Power

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Take a lifelong Washingtonian, drop her deep in the heart of Texas, and you get a gal with a yen to spin a yarn about the two places she knows best. Jo-Ann Power, who used to work on Capitol Hill in Washington, began to write Missing Member after she moved to San Antonio. Creating a spunky congresswoman in a heap of trouble, Power realized she could tell a tall tale---not forgetting tall, dark, and handsome---and chuckle as she wrote. She is the author of sixteen popular romance and suspense novels, including Never Say Never and Allure. This is her first novel in the Me and Mr. Jones series; the second will be coming soon from Thomas Dunne Books. For more information, please visit her Web site at www.jo-annpower.com.
Published November 10, 2011 by Jo-Ann Power. 288 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History, Romance. Fiction

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Meet Carly Wagner, five-term Texas congresswoman and likable heroine of a new mystery series by romance novelist Power (Never Say Never ).

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However, Carly finds that if she words her questions or comments carefully she can get helpful information from guards, cleaning people, and staffers that just may help her and/or the police.

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