The job seems simple enough: Reporter Lee Hershey needs protection for a couple of weeks as he pursues the biggest story of his career with all eyes on swing state Ohio in the midst of a presidential election. Columbus private eye Andy Hayes, broke as usual, doesn't have much choice but to sign on. Then murder strikes at the Statehouse.
With an innocent man behind bars, a mysterious vehicle following Andy around the city, and more lives in danger, the detective has his hands full trying to solve a killing in a poisonous political environment where everyone has a motive for murder and anyone could be the next target.
In 'Capitol Punishment,' Andrew Welsh-Huggins gives readers an exciting insider's look at the state political machine. Secrets, whispered deals, gossip, backstabbing, carnal affairs, greed, and ambition - they all commingle in this election-year thriller, the third book in the Andy Hayes Mysteries series.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins is a legal affairs reporter with the Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio.