A few short blocks from the safety of the museums and monuments on the National Mall, a ruthless killer prowls the streets of Washington DC. Federal prosecutor Jeff Trask joins a team of FBI agents and police detectives as they try to solve the series of brutal murders. As the body count rises, the investigation leads to a chilling confrontation with the leader of an international drug smuggling ring, and no one is safe, not even the police. Written by former Washington prosecutor Marc Rainer, Capital Kill is a swirling thrill ride through the labyrinth of a major federal investigation and trial, with a gripping conclusion that no one will see coming.
Book one of the Jeff Trask Thriller Series.
“Jeff Trask is an Assistant U.S. Attorney who becomes embroiled in a high-stakes international case . . . Characters are well developed. The streets of Washington, D.C. come alive; those who have lived or worked in the nation's capital will recognize Rainer's cunning use of seedy locales to give the action in the book a realistic tone. Trask, an engaging main character, works to find out who is behind the heinous murders plaguing D.C. Despite being extremely intelligent, he comes across as an everyman. The book's intense action, realistic tone and memorable characters will keep readers engrossed in this thriller with a superb payoff.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Mr. Rainer is capable of writing a hell of a good sentence. The writing is crisp, hard, nearly flawless. The love story woven in has a way of arriving with perfect pitch; it is warm and right. I can safely recommend Capital Kill to anyone who wants a thrill, scented with a world of truth” —Palmetto Reviews
Marc Rainer is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, a former Air Force JAG circuit prosecutor, and former federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C. In his more than thirty years of experience, he has tried hundreds of both military and civilian major federal cases, including prosecutions of homicide, conspiracy, and mafia and other organized crime prosecutions. He weaves scenes from his investigative and trial experiences into the plot lines of his novels, which have been hailed by those in the criminal justice fields for their realism. Marc lives in a suburb of a major midwestern city with his wife, a retired Special Agent of the Air Force's Office of Special Investigations.
James Conlan has worked continuously as a voice-over artist since the nineteen-seventies. He has served as an announcer, narrator, and voice actor for projects all over the United States. He is also a writer and producer of award-winning radio commercials and is a popular director who has worked with some of Hollywood’s best voice talent. As a principal of Houston's Radio Works, his campaigns have helped hundreds of advertisers achieve prominence in their fields and have won nearly every major creative award for radio advertising. James lives in Houston, Texas with his wife, Kate.