A woman with a passion for power. . .
Kathy Marie Augustine was not out to make friends. In politics, she rose to the top by playing hardball - and pushing her way through the old boy's network of the Nevada legislature, rising to the rank of State Controller. When she died, only a few people shed tears - including the man who killed her.
A killer with a foolproof plan. . .
Chaz Higgs was a former body-builder turned intensive care nurse who saw wealthy, sexy Kathy Marie Augustine as his meal ticket - until he couldn't stand her domineering personality any longer. When Chaz decided he'd had enough, he chose a poison that would leave no evidence behind.
Murder hidden in plain sight. . .
The death of a nationally-known politician made headlines, but one slip of the tongue came to the attention of a determined Nevada detective. Now, a true-crime master Gary C. King takes us into the extraordinary life and death of a famously ambitious woman politician, behind the scenes of the investigation that unearthed shocking secrets, and into the heart and mind of a man who nearly got away with the perfect crime. . .