Successful attorney and newly elected congressman Brian Madsen has a beautiful wife and a great career. He has done everything right.
At his inaugural, a congratulatory kiss from a campaign worker leads to passionate lovemaking. He waits for guilt to find him, but instead becomes embroiled in an affair, and his fate is sealed. A single decision in a moment of passion changes Brian's life.
Soon, the path he has taken leads to murder, blackmail, and mortal danger to anyone Brian turns to for assistance.
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Speaker of the House Sean Gilmore shook Brian’s hand and smiled at him approvingly. “Congratulations, my boy. You’ve really done it. Welcome to the world of politics.”
The comment was condescending, and on any other night, it might have been offensive. But not tonight. Tonight, even the glib and ingenuous Gilmore couldn’t offend Brian. It was his night. And this was California’s senior congressman welcoming the newest member of the House of Representatives to the fold.
Brian nodded at Gilmore, and the photographers who had made the select list snapped their cameras repeatedly. Brian had been told often enough that he photographed well. At thirty-seven, his thick brown hair held off all traces of gray. His wide brown eyes gave off a sparkle that he joked was confusion often mistaken for intelligence. Brian’s self-deprecating humor was always well received. It made a rising star just one of the gang. The slight dimple when Brian smiled completed the salable political image. He was packaged as some combination of John Kennedy and Jimmy Stewart.
As they stood together to be photographed, Brian and Gilmore presented an obvious contrast in gene pools. Gilmore was almost bald, but refusing to concede the point, he arranged his last few strands of hair across the dome of his head, ear to ear. His wry smile suggested he had a secret. Brian suspected he had many. Gilmore was grossly overweight since his levels of exercise did not keep pace with years of catered events like this one.
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