When Sean Donovan, cousin to Sheriff Susan Wren, goes to interview Wakely Fromm, who's been in a wheelchair since fighting a forest fire
20 years earlier with his best friend Jack Garrett, governor of Kansas who wants to be President; he finds Fromm dead in his bathroom, shot in the head, apparently by his own hand.
Normally I find a plot with so many characters muddled and confusing. No so here! The characters are so well drawn and interesting, each stands clearly on it’s own, yet they weave together to form a very good story. It also provides and interesting, and timely, backstage look at the running of a presidential campaign. I’ve always felt Weir is a much-overlooked writer who deserves more notice. I highly recommend this series.