Capital City

Lee Hurwitz and Tim Treanor

978 1 68120 900 5
Paperback | 274 pp
205 x 135 mm
Price: £8.99, $16.95, €14.95


Washington DC has never seen a mayor quite like Wendell P. Watson - coke snorting, contract skimming, Shakespeare quoting, womanizer, who has somehow wielded his power for three consecutive terms, and is working on a fourth. His re-election platform contains many outrageous plans, including a plot to make Washington D.C. the 51st state.

But one night, Watson’s legacy comes undone when he invites Sharon Scott up to his room for a drink. Things go too far, too fast, and after Sharon clobbers Mr. Mayor with an ashtray, he sets his burly security guards on her.

Evelyn Boone has been sent on a secret mission to steal Watson’s paperwork for a major city contract, and accidentally witnesses Sharon’s murder. What started off as a simple assignment turns into an extremely complex situation when she is spotted. Watson orders the guards to kill her too. Evelyn narrowly escapes, and a wild goose chase begins across four states. Evelyn attempts to outsmart Watson’s men in a deadly game of hide and seek, and along the way ends up entangled with the FBI, a hit man, and even a well-known actor.

Very loosely inspired by actual events, debut authors Lee Hurwitz and Tim Treanor have written a darkly hilarious political satire that irreverently dissects a mayor’s misguided nature and ultimate fall from grace.

Author biography:

Lee Hurwitz The authors of CAPITAL CITY, Lee Hurwitz and Tim Treanor, live and work in the Washington, DC area. Lee’s background, serving nearly eleven years in the inner workings of the D.C. City Government during the turbulent Marion Barry years, provided much of the framework for their novel. Lee currently works for the Library of Congress.

Author biography:

Tim Treanor is a trial lawyer for the federal government, and has been active in politics. Tim also has authored and produced a play, and has appeared in over a dozen theatrical productions in the Washington area.

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ISBNs: 9781681209005 978-1-68120-900-5 Title: capital city