Matthews had already published over 20 books of fiction with an astonishing variety of characters and plots. I've received so many great reviews (for my other books) from Library Thing contest winners. Description: Private Investigator Eric Beckman hates politics.This last volume hints at a lot of characters and plots without trying to resolve them. He doesn’t even watch the news—it’s just sensationalized stories crafted to sell commercials. But that changes when a friend is shot in the head during a politically motivated break-in.After the main course they stuffed her mouth with hot and sticky dessert.Miss Hailey was still asleep, when some young dude slammed the door of her bedroom and broke in together with his friend.So brazen is their disregard for anything but power and the almighty dollar that it doesn't even matter to them that this K Street South is the creation of the Chinese Communist Party."Politicians play by the rules we set for them. People need to recognize what is happening and take action before it's too late. Jeremy Balint is a pillar of the community: the youngest division chief at his hospital, a model son to his elderly parents, fiercely devoted to his wife and two young daughters. Jeremy Balint is a high-functioning sociopath—a man who truly believes himself to stand above the ethical norms of society.