Doug Campbell goes to visit his father, Senator Robert Campbell. The Senator is in bed. Dead. Murdered? Doug thinks it looks that way.
But who did it? And why? Was it personal? Or political? The Senator has his share of enemies. Both at home and in Washington. Doug vows to find the killer.
His young mistress, Princeton Professor of Political Science Katherine Antonopoulos, already knows who murdered the Senator. No vows or investigation needed. She knows Doug murdered his father.
Patricide? It happens, and not just in Shakespeare’s plays.
Murder One is a mystery, a thriller, a cat and mouse game, a psychological tour de force, and an almost tender love story all rolled into one. Nothing is as it seems. Not a word anyone utters, or even thinks, can be trusted.
Doug Campbell tells his readers he has kidnapped his father from the beach-front family vacation house in Kennebunkport Maine, hauled the old Senator down to Jersey, and locked him in the attic keep in the Campbell mansion. He’s done this, Doug tells us, to exact revenge for crimes his father committed against the family.
Katherine Antonopoulos tells her readers she and Doug brought the old Senator back to Jersey of his volition and with his complete cooperation. She says it was the Senator’s idea to hide out on the family’s estate with the goal of turning his long-held Senate seat over to Katherine.
Who’s telling the truth? Which version is accurate? What’s it all about? Why all the angst and animosity? All the lies and deception?
Only one thing is certain–Senator Robert Maxwell Campbell is dead. Stone dead.