Murder At The Pentagon Author:Margaret Truman A shot is fired within the Pentagon. A nuclear weapon is set off in a Middle Eastern desert. These two dramatic events, apparently unconnected but in fact related, bring Margaret Truman's newest and very attractive heroine, a young woman in the military, onto the scene in Washington, a scene the author knows intimately. — Major Margit Falk is a h... more »elicopter pilot with combat experience in Panama, and a lawyer without much trial experience. In her new position on the Pentagon's staff, she finds herself called on to defend the person accused of murder in the Pentagon--but soon wonders what her real role is supposed to be. Her career, her private life, and her love of the military are in jeopardy along with the accused.
She calls on Mackenzie Smith, her law professor and mentor, for help--and in short order needs all the help she can get.
The murder victim is the chief scientist on Project Safekeep, and expensive antimissile system under contract to the Pentagon. The excused murderer is a senior CIA officer rumored to be homosexual. And the murder, as Major Falk discovers, is intertwined with intrigue in the Pentagon and a congressional investigation of Project Safekeep, conducted by a handsome aide who is both an anti-military activist and Margit's current love interest.
Her principled investigation of the murder leads Margit, with the help of Mac Smith, closer and closer to the heart of a complex web of espionage and betrayal./ The very popular Margaret Truman has never been more timely, more entertaining, or more on target.« less