cover image Company Spook

Company Spook

Ronald Weber. St. Martin's Press, $12.95 (134pp) ISBN 978-0-312-15326-7

Years have passed since the Potomac affair; the President has resigned, administrations have changed. Washington journalist Walker is at work on less compelling stories when the source he named Deep Well makes contact again. He suggests the ""repairmen'' are still in action and urges Walker to visit the former vice-president in the Michigan woods. The night after Walker sees him, the disgraced v-p is killed, and Walker is overwhelmed once again by the feeling he's been dropped cold into a drama with a shifting plot and unknown players. He and Deep Well begin to understand the danger they themselves are in as the women in their lives prove treacherous. Weber has combined well-known recent history and fiction in a trenchant tale of political intrigue, served up with sly commentary on the way both journalism and intelligence are played in the nation's capital. March 3