The Metro police are on the case when Putnam Shady steps forward and identifies the third victim as a friend. Authority averse, Putnam gives the cops only bare bones information — but he tells Margaret “Sweetie” Sweeney that he thinks he will be the next victim.
The reason, he explains, is quite simple. There are two plans afoot to seize control of the federal government. At the center of one plan is the speaker of the House of Representatives. The group behind the other plan consisted of Putnam and his three dead colleagues.
Sweetie vows to protect Putnam. She enlists Jim McGill, the president’s henchman, to find out who is behind the murders. But then McGill’s whole world is turned upside down. His son, Kenny, is diagnosed with leukemia.
President Patricia Grant’s life is only slightly less tumultuous. Her enemies force her to leave the Republican Party. Erna Godfrey implicates her husband, Reverend Burke Godfrey, in the killing of Patti’s first husband, Andrew Hudson Grant. But Reverend Godfrey refuses to go down without a fight.
Amidst the turmoil, Welborn Yates and Kira Fahey schedule their marriage — and inevitably have to deal with wedding crashers.
What I liked: I really do enjoy all the characters in this series. It's almost like a character driven TV series. I could actually see this as a series at this point. While the characters have a good strong base, the author is still developing them a bit more each book.
The plot of The K Street Killer was not an incredulous one to me. Just thinking about all the lobbying going on in Washington steams me and I really wouldn't put anything past them. It's all about the money and who is in whose pocket.
While Jim McGill (First Man) and his wife, President Patricia Grant are the main characters, the other characters play just as big a part. There is something about Sweetie, (Jim's partner in a private investagator's firm) and her interactions with Putnam Shady (cool name for a lobbyist) that have caught and held my interest from the very first book.
Yes, McGill is a bit of a hot dog and seems to have above average skills but as he was previously a cop, that accounts for some of it but he also knows some kind of secret fighting skills that come in very handy.
What I didn't like: Parts of the book seem to drag but yes, there is a reason. The author sets up and executes each plot line. With more than one plot line running through the book, you might wonder why Mr. Flynn includes certain details but he ties it all up.
Overall, I've been reading this series of books one after the other with a break between another series in a different genre. The Jim McGill series has more than held my attention. It is entertaining and suspenseful.