This novella tells the story of a boating lobbyist who was sailing near Solomons, MD, when his girlfriend is shot and killed by a high-powered rifle from shore. The bullet was meant for him, as he had uncovered the attempts of a powerful corporate member of the military-industrial complex to subvert the competitive contract process to develop a new Naval fighter aircraft. The story details the company's efforts to kill him before he can divulge the truth to Congress. During the ensuing drama, FBI agents and Hill staffers are victimized and the message is delivered. But at what cost?
I’ve been working in this town a long time and I’ve seen a lot of amazing things, some of it sleazy, some of it even illegal. But nothing like this—this was outright murder!