By Michael Craft
During his unique profession as a journalist, Mark Manning has visible it all--riots, homicide, political corruption, and each manifestation of the darkish center of the human species. yet even his confirmed emotional assets should be stretched whilst the house he stocks along with his lover, architect Neil Waite, and his ward and nephew, Thad Quatrain, turns into the location of 1 of the main daunting, taxing, and in all likelihood harmful of all human rituals--a wedding.
Roxanne Exner, ally to either Mark and Neil, is having her nuptial rite at their residence within the quite often bucolic Dumont, Wisconsin, partially simply because Carl Creighton, her husband to be, is within the ultimate weeks of his crusade for lieutenant governor of Illinois. For Roxanne, Dumont will manage to pay for a few wanted distance from the crusade, and for the town of Dumont, it will likely be the social occasion of the season. the marriage, regardless of everyone's fears, comes off with nary a hitch. The reception, despite the fact that, takes a disastrous flip whilst a neighborhood matron, who occurs to be an important donor to the crusade of Creighton's rival, is killed in what seems to be a freak electric mishap.
Authorities quickly detect that the electrocution used to be no coincidence. Then one other shocker--Roxanne herself turns into the top suspect. If Roxanne is ever to take pleasure in her honeymoon, and if Carl and his working mate are to face an opportunity of election, Mark reveals himself in a race opposed to the clock to resolve a so much puzzling murder.
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Hot Spot: A Mark Manning Mystery (Mark Manning Mysteries) by Michael Craft