Book Review: The First Counsel

The First Counsel by Brad Meltzer

As this was Election Season, and because I'm still waiting for Season 7 of West Wing (which I suspect will be a Christmas present and thus I shouldn't buy it for myself), I thought I would try one of Meltzer's novels set in and around the White House.

Michael Garrick works in the Counsel's office and has become involved with the President's only daughter. Through a series of events, Garrick finds himself the suspect of murder and on the run until he can prove his innocence, while trying to preserve his new relationship.

I really enjoyed the Washington intrigue of this novel, and the ending was not at all what I expected. I found Meltzer a bit "jumpy" at times (almost like I felt I'd missed reading a few paragraphs or something), but it was a solid book, and had a good mystery. Recommended!

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