Capital Kill by Marc Rainer

Being a big fan of John Grisham i though I would download Capital Kill. This is book one in the exciting fast-paced Jeff Trask crime drama/legal thriller series by Marc Rainer. It is set inWashington DC and uses a backdrop story of the dangerous Jamaican drug “posses” that were responsible for dramatic increases in the murder rates from New York to Miami in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s to create a vivid and accurate police procedural of federal and local teamwork from investigation to prosecution

It features Jeff Trask, a former Air Force JAG lawyer newly-hired as an Assistant US Attorney for the federal District of Columbia and. Federal prosecutor. His talent quickly moves him up the ladder to working directly under the Head of the office’s Criminal Division, Bob Lassiter. While performing administrative duties, Trask meets two local D.C. Homicide detectives, Carter and Ramirez.

Meanwhile A few short blocks from the safety of the museums and monuments on the National Mall, a ruthless and brutal murderer roams the Capital, stalking his prey who is using a most fiendish and diabolical method of homicide to despatch the victims. Through Carter and Ramirez, Trask joins a team of FBI agents and police detectives who are trying to solve these brutal murders. Trask becomes involved in a drug case concerning the leader of an international drug smuggling ring. As Trask progresses through this case the body count rises, the investigation escalates into a high stakes federal criminal conspiracy case involving homicides, drug-trafficking and corruption and leads to a chilling confrontation where no one is safe, not even the police.

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