Deadly Politics features the return of Dr.
David Brooks, the quirky but relentless hero of Dr. Labriola's
first three books. Now, twelve years later, David has given up
his medical practice one that was restricted to making house
calls for other physicians in favor of becoming one of the
country's leading private investigators, specializing in
When Hollings General Hospital decides to
become a research center, the consequences become startling and
deadly. He is persuaded to investigate the murder of
Connecticut's sitting governor, a man with no prior political
experience but who rose to that position with the financial
contributions of many wealthy undesirables and assistance from
overseas characters including longtime nemesis, Juan Carlos
But David faces more than he'd bargained for.
Against a backdrop of cavaliers, villains, and witty dialogue,
Dr. Labriola weaves a page-turning tale that takes readers to
Gibraltar (with a harrowing captivity scene in a cave on the
Rock of Gibraltar); to the perilous streets of Egypt (Cairo); to
southern France (Provence); to the charm and secrets of
Argentina (Buenos Aires); and to the insulated island of St.
Helena. Along the way, David is confronted by assailants
determined to prevent him from establishing a relationship
between the personal effects of Argentina's Eva Perón and a
Japanese element planning to end the world with inhaled arsenic.
An ornate dagger, one matching the one used in the Governor's
murder, figures prominently throughout this action packed