Charlotte Westbrook, maverick Inspector General who investigates theft of government money by hospitals, steps outside the bounds of her office to investigate three murders.
Health and Human Services Inspector General Charlotte Westbrook, charged with investigating hospitals suspected of stealing government money, steps outside the bounds of her office to investigate the murders of three medical students on a university campus in this 96,000-word mystery. In doing so, she sets herself up for conflict with the police department and criticism from Congress, the Administration and the press.
Going her own way is nothing new for Charlotte. Ever since she entered public service, she’s had to prove herself against skeptics who think she secured her career because she is the daughter of a former powerful and well-known Senator. But there’s been a price. Her attention to her career has kept her without a significant companion throughout much of her 42 years. Now, she and her gay chief counsel and friend of many years form a modern-day Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they deal with a less-than-perfect police department and seek to find the murderer.
The complete book, the first in a series of Charlotte Westbrook healthcare murder mysteries, is uploaded.
Copyright Ⓒ 2009 Robert Sperber