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5.0 out of 5 stars The one that got me hooked.
This is the book that got me hooked on the stories of Fiona FitzGerald, Warren Adler's woman D.C. homicide detective. There is not much mystery here since the killer is made known early in the book. However, it's a great story that uses bits of Washingtonian history into its well-constructed plot. I highly recommend it.
Published on Sept. 25 2001 by Jennifer Case

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Book 1, in the Fiona Fitzgerald Mysteries

To appreciate this book we have to remember that it was written in 1982 where social values were different from today's. With this in mind this series is of a white woman, a cop in a force dominated by black male officers, needless to say the officers make her life hell. Those were the days…..but this strong woman...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good book, March 22 2015
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Toni Osborne "The Way I See It" (Montreal, Canada) - See all my reviews
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Book 1, in the Fiona Fitzgerald Mysteries

To appreciate this book we have to remember that it was written in 1982 where social values were different from today's. With this in mind this series is of a white woman, a cop in a force dominated by black male officers, needless to say the officers make her life hell. Those were the days…..but this strong woman holds her own in a world surround with machos and politicians ……Mr. Adler knows his political scenes especially when it comes to Washington shenanigans.

In “American Quartet”, we have some historical events mixed with a lot of fiction and to boot a dose of the egotistical world of politics. Oh yes we have some suspense, thrills, murder and the inevitable mayhem. The plot is complex it involves a conspiracy theory connected to assassinations of Presidents since Lincoln. A killer roams the streets of the nation and the plot takes us on a whirlwind tour of the capital and its famous landmarks. Our tough cookie is the first to piece together the puzzle and of course puts up with the sexist and the now outdated male attitude….The characterization is pretty good the killer is plagued with mommy issues, politicians are self-serving, the partner is opinionated and the boyfriend is an assuming jerk. Boy Fiona is not lucky with the male persuasion….

This book is brilliant in human relationships and is beautifully written with superb choice of words. Unfortunately the story turns in circle, drags and gets boring after a while. The ending is somewhat disappointing. Of well some you win and some you lose but in all it is not a bad book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The one that got me hooked., Sept. 25 2001
This review is from: American Quartet (Hardcover)
This is the book that got me hooked on the stories of Fiona FitzGerald, Warren Adler's woman D.C. homicide detective. There is not much mystery here since the killer is made known early in the book. However, it's a great story that uses bits of Washingtonian history into its well-constructed plot. I highly recommend it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre novel about assassination..., May 13 2004
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"American Quartet" is the first of the Fiona Fitzgerald mysteries, and while Fiona is a great character, this is not a good novel. The Quartet in question are the 4 Presidents that were assassinated. Apparently, someone is copying their murders, and it is up to Fiona to stop him before he gets to the fourth, and biggest killing in the Quartet. Over-the-top, with villain who ejaculates with holding a gun.
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