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Damage Control

Damage Control

(2016)
(The first book in the Josie Kendall Mystery series)
A novel by

 
When Jerzy Schroeder, a shadowy gray-market hustler and aspiring crony capitalist, is murdered while Josie Kendall is hitting him up for a million dollars to help him cash in on alternative-energy funding, the police suspect her of adultery and her husband, Rafe, of homicide. Josie, who works for Majority Values Coalition, an "activist fundraising organization", is a new but passionate Washington, DC player. Rafe, long a Washington insider, is passionate about Josie and about supporting her learning curve on how Washington works.

For Josie and Rafe, this isn't a murder investigation but a political damage-control problem. They'll need a full arsenal, since, as one capital insider points out, "A damage control strategy that hasn't succeeded within 30 days has failed." They attack the issue with an array of finely tuned skills: strategic leaks, manipulation of the media, judicious use of inside information, and a flexible attitude toward the truth - plus the assistance of Josie's uncle Darius, a veteran spin doctor with surprising connections who is, luckily, out on parole. Along the way Josie will have to decide whether there are ethical lines that even she won't cross.

In this House of Cards scenario, determining who actually murdered Schroeder is a low-priority problem, but Josie manages to do that as well. It's all in a day's - or, rather, 30 days' - work.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Audio Editions

December 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Damage Control: A Washington Crime Story (Josie Kendall Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Michael Bowen
ISBN: 1-4417-4577-7 / 978-1-4417-4577-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Damage Control: A Washington Crime Story (Josie Kendall Series, Book 1)
Author(s): Michael Bowen
ISBN: 1-4417-4579-3 / 978-1-4417-4579-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2016 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Damage Control: A Washington Crime Story (Josie Kendall)
Author(s): Michael Bowen
ISBN: 1-4417-4576-9 / 978-1-4417-4576-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Damage Control: The Josie Kendall Series, Book 1
Author(s): Michael Bowen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

December 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Damage Control: The Josie Kendall Series, Book 1
Author(s): Michael Bowen
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Damage Control: A Josie Kendall Mystery (Josie Kendall Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Michael Bowen
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Availability: Amazon   


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