Washington, D.C. -- fiction

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Washington, D.C.

By Candice Ransom

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Olivia writes a letter home each of the twelve days she spends exploring the nation's capital at Christmastime, as her cousin James shows her everything from a wood thrush in a scarlet oak tree to twelve sparkly pine trees near the National Christmas Tree. Includes facts about Washington, D.C.
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Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up

By Melissa Thomson

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Keena and her class go on a field trip to the United States Capitol where they meet a congressman and Keena makes a big impression, which she documents in her new journal.
Part of a series.

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Danger in D.C.: Cat Crimes in the Nation's Capital

By Martin H. Greenberg and Ed Gorman, editors

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Cats travel to the nation’s capital in these 19 mystery short stories:
The president's cat is missing / John Lutz -- Sax and the single cat / Carole Nelson Douglas -- That damn cat / Barbara Collins -- Close, but no cigar / Barbara Paul -- Rachel and the bookstore cat / Jon L. Breen -- A capital cat crime / Richard Chizmar -- The black hawthorn / Carolyn Wheat -- Catcage / Max Allan Collins -- Photo opportunity / Larry Segriff -- A tast for the good life / Dan Brauner -- The cat's-paw affair / Gary Braunbeck -- Cat and the canary / William J. Reynolds -- Enduring as dust / Bruce Holland Rogers -- Code red: Terror on the mall! / Bill Crider -- Indiscreet / Wendi Lee -- Dumb animals / Petet Crowther -- Talk shows just kill me / Billie Sue Mosiman -- Freedom of the press / Barbara D'Amato -- Strays / Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Smoke and Mirrors

By Barbara Michaels

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Joining the campaign of a charismatic congresswoman, young Erin Hartsock arrives in Washington, D.C., filled with idealism and ambition. But her enthusiasm dissolves into terror when the campaign takes a malevolent turn. Someone...something...has begun threatening Erin and her colleagues. First come the strange fires, then a seemingly accidental death. As the election nears, Erin fears that she just may be a murderer's next candidate.
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White Flame

By James Grady

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Rich and brilliant, African-American ex-con-turned-presidential candidate Faron Sears is the target of assassination by a trusted partner, and the FBI agent hired to save his life is protecting a coverup that threatens the entire Washington establishment.

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The Pelican Brief

By John Grisham

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In suburban Georgetown a killer's Reeboks whisper on the front floor of a posh home... In a seedy D.C. porno house a patron is swiftly garroted to death... The next day America learns that two of its Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. And in New Orleans, a young law student prepares a legal brief...

To Darby Shaw it was no more than a legal shot in the dark, a brilliant guess. To the Washington establishment it was political dynamite. Suddenly Darby is witness to a murder -- a murder intended for her. Going underground, she finds there is only one person she can trust -- an ambitious reporter after a newsbreak hotter than Watergate -- to help her piece together the deadly puzzle. Somewhere between the bayous of Louisiana and the White House's inner sanctums, a violent cover-up is being engineered. For someone has read Darby's brief. Someone who will stop at nothing to destroy the evidence of an unthinkable crime.

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The Fury and the Terror

By John Farris

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Terrorists besiege the United States, using mind control as a weapon. Valedictorian Eden Waring is giving her speech when she has a premonition: a DC-10 is about to crash at the ceremony site. Her life changes forever, as she must use her psychic potential to track down a complex plot that leads to the Oval Office.
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First Victim

By Douglas MacKinnon

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As wife of the President-elect of the United States, Sabrina Ryan suddenly finds herself facing explosive situations in which corruption, lust, greed and violence are simply part of everyday business. Unabridged audio cassette version.
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