Politics is a blood sport in Washington, DC, and only the strongest survive. Like the politicians she’s rubbed shoulders with for a lifetime, Molly Malone is smart and tough and savvy enough to stay out of trouble—most of the time. However, trouble has a way of finding Molly.

Years ago, Molly Malone was driven from Washington, DC by political back-stabbing, scandals, and personal heartbreak. But now, circumstances have forced her to start a new life in the one place she swore she’d never return to—the city that broke her heart—and face the ghosts and the enemies from her past.

As the daughter of a respected United States Senator and once the wife of a rising star young Congressman, Molly has seen it all in Washington politics—the cynics, the sincere, and the schemers. But the brutal murder of her Congressional staffer niece brings Molly up close with Washington’s darker side. “The beautiful monuments and parks are deceiving. Washington can be ugly.” How ugly, Molly’s about to find out. There are other schemers out there who may not have won elections, but are more powerful than the politicians they ensnare.

DEADLY POLITICS, the first in the Molly Malone Suspense Series, will be released August 8, 2012 in trade paperback from Midnight Ink. It will be available in bookstores and online. Please visit my website for reviews and an excerpt: www.maggiesefton.com.

About the author
New York Times Bestselling Mystery author Maggie Sefton shares something in common with the heroine of her new suspense mystery, DEADLY POLITICS. Like Molly Malone, Maggie was born in Virginia and grew up in Arlington, a stone’s throw across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. Maggie’s hometown has always had a special hold on her, which she blames on her lifelong fascination with Washington politics. Maggie swears she’s been watching politicians since she was old enough to read the Washington Post. “D.C. is in my DNA.”

Maggie was first published in historical fiction in 1995 with Berkley Jove, under the pen name Margaret Conlan. She’d written over a million words of historical fiction before she ever wrote the first mystery. Dying To Sell, with real estate agent sleuth Kate Doyle, was published by Five Star Mysteries in 2005. But it was the Kelly Flynn Mysteries set in Northern Colorado which became repeat bestsellers starting in June 2005. All of the mysteries in the successful series have been Barnes & Noble Top Ten Bestselling Mysteries, and several have been New York Times Bestsellers as well.

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