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Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Mystery, Amateur Sleuth
White House chef Olivia Paras finds herself back in the spotlight -- whether she likes it or not -- when a guest at a White House dinner dies unexpectedly. If you've ever wondered what went on below-stairs at the most famous address in the country, don't miss Hyzy's latest. The fourth installment in her series is laden with delectable tidbits of insider knowledge, meaty characters and a choice plot seasoned with a nearly endless number of possibilities.
When NSA hotshot Carl Minkus dies after eating a dinner Olivia's staff prepared, all eyes are on the White House kitchen. The Secret Service picks apart the meal, and Olivia's staff is banished -- just when they have to prep for the annual Easter Egg roll and Olivia's mother and grandmother are visiting. To save her kitchen's reputation and the festivities, Olivia tries to unmask the culprit, despite her Secret Service agent boyfriend's pleas to keep her nose out of it. Could this be the end of their complicated relationship? (BERKLEY PRIME CRIME, Jan., 352 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Pat Cooper
Publisher: BERKLEY PRIME CRIME
Published: January 2010