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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Netania Lim

Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery #2)Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a book I was highly anticipating, having read and loved the Karina Cardinal Mystery #1. This book was even better. I really enjoyed the more overtly political nature of this novel. It was fast-paced and flowed smoothly, and the plot and subplots were all thrilling and intriguing. Karina is a fascinating character, making impulsive, borderline implausible decisions, but she’s a strong female protagonist who’s also flawed and doesn’t always make the right decisions. A highly readable book.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Connie Cranston

Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery #2)Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation is the second installment in the Karina Cardinal Mystery series by Ellen Butler. This murder mystery has a nice pace and the author does an excellent job at character building. It’s suspenseful and draws you in completely. I’m really enjoying Ellen Butler’s writing style and can’t wait to read more from her.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Faith Jackson

Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery #2)Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is intensely action-packed as we follow the lead character, Karina through a suspenseful race to prove she’s innocent in an unimaginable crime that she’s not even guilty of. She’s got the assistance of her boyfriend to assist her prove her assistance. The stealthiness of how the crime was committed will have you scratching your head and guessing how the killer pulled this one off. But that is just the beginning as that opens the doors to more than she bargained for but this book is an insane read with so much that keeps you feeling just as Karina feels about this. I love how this author is able to get us all riled up and keep up on the pace of the characters. This is the second book I’ve read by the author and I must say she has gained me as an avid reader because these books keep me on my toes!

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Raylene Green

Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery #2)Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the second book in this series. Best to read the first one as this is a continuation from that. You have art with the first book and a political type mystery with this book. Karina ends up being a person of interest when a senator ends up dead while talking to her. Karina starts her own investigation into what’s going on with what happened with the senator. The political side wasn’t bad even though it didn’t hold my interest As Much. Book had plenty of action, suspense, and drama to keep my interest. Fast-paced and easy to read. Ellen knows how to Intrigue you!!!

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Finn Cunningham

Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery #2)Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler is the second book in the Capitol Hill Murder series, and I absolutely loved it. This book kept me up late into the night, on the edge of my seat and wanting to read what happens next! Ellen’s work with detail is phenomenal and I can’t wait to read more! This talented author has truly outdone herself, and I fully recommend this series, as well as the rest of Ellen Butler’s work! If you love a good mystery, this book is for you!

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery #2)Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found this novel by Ellen Butler to be a gripping political mystery thriller and it is Karina Cardinal’s second adventure. Although book two in a series it can be read as a standalone story. Having read book one and already been introduced to Karina, I was looking forward to this second instalment and was not disappointed. The plot is complex and fast paced and had me hooked from page one. When Senator Harper literally drops dead at Karina’s feet she becomes a ‘person of interest’, due to the fact that the Capitol Hill lobbyist was having a heated discussion with him after he had torpedoed her latest health care legislation initiative. When it’s discovered that the Senator was actually assassinated by a hacker disabling his pacemaker, FBI cybercrime’s expert and Karina’s boyfriend Mike Finnegan is reassigned to work a new case. Fearing that she will become a suspect Karina begins her own investigation into who would want the Senator dead. Karina ends up in the dangerous world of money and politics, and soon finds herself in the real killers sights.
The main character, Karina Cardinal, really brings the story to life as she is a very relatable and likeable person and I felt fully immersed in the story alongside her. The storyline has enough twists and turns in it so that it kept me guessing until the last page. I couldn’t put this book down and I hope there will be further books in this series.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Piper Foster

Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery #2)Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book in the series by Ellen Butler. This book had me hooked from the start it so full of mystery. I adore Karina character she is such a strong and passion perosn. Been in the wrong place at the wrong time with the senator. There are some many twist and unexpected turns in this story. I can’t wait to read the next book.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Amanda Kimble

Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery #2)Fatal Legislation by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Fatal Legislation (Karina Cardinal Mystery #2) by Ellen Butler

This is the second book in the Karina Cardinal Mystery Series and I’ve got to say Ellen sure knows how to write. I absolutely loved this book and really can’t wait for the next Butler Book.

Karina Cardinal is back at it again. Solving mysteries when she should be working. That’s nothing new for our lovely Karina. Her friendship with Matt is moving forward, until they get stuck.

The death of a Senator causes Karina to be in the middle of a situation. Then the death of a high up person is tricky. The third death though closes the case. The deaths don’t stop there. The quote I choose for Karina is: “Mike, I’ve been giving this a lot of thought. My sister says it’s time for us to move this relationship forward. And she’s right. We’ve been dancing around a sexual liaison for too long now. Do you want to move the relationship forward?”

Crime lovers and romance readers alike will love this. Highly recommended book and I will be waiting for #3.

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Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler

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One moment, Capitol Hill lobbyist Karina Cardinal is having a heated discussion with Senator Harper, who just torpedoed her latest health care legislation initiative. The next, after a cryptic remark, the senator is dead at her feet. Hours later, she’s still so rattled she wakes to a freezing apartment because she forgot to close her back door. Or did she?

When her boyfriend, FBI cybercrimes expert Mike Finnegan, is suddenly reassigned to work a new case, he’s got bad news and worse news. The bad: the senator’s death was no heart attack—it was assassination by a hacker disabling his pacemaker. Worse: Karina’s a “person of interest.”

Certain that status could change to “suspect” at any moment, Karina begins her own back-channel investigation into who could have wanted the senator dead. Of course, in Washington, that means playing politics and following the money trail. A trail that leads to more murders…and possibly leaving the door open for a killer to change her status to “dead.”

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Fatal Legislations: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler – Review by Erica Fish

Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2Fatal Legislation: A Novel: Karina Cardinal Mystery Book 2 by Ellen Butler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fatal Legislation is the second book in the Karina Cardinal series. Ellen Butler is an amazing writer who can keep me guessing throughout the story. Bulter investigates her topics to the point where I can honestly believe what is happening could be true. Karina is amazing at her job. She does on occasion seem to get in trouble. That is when the fun starts. With this story Karina is at the wrong place at the wrong time. Senator Harper just happens to die at her feet after a remark was said. Now Karina has become paranoid wondering if she is next. Mike Finnegan who is in a relationship with Karina has just had the news handed to him about Senator Harper. Next, he is about to find out that Karina may have had something to do with it. Will Karina find out what really happened to the Senator or will she be next to be eliminated? Make sure you are prepared to read in one sitting because it is a page turner.

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