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Something is happening at the Education Department…and someone is dying to find out about it. Andy Prints, a stand-out ice hockey player succeeds in outmaneuvering her eccentric mother to attend Brown University, only to suffer a career ending injury after her second year. Still, she regroups, graduates and takes a job at the US Department of Education in her hometown of Wa Something is happening at the Education Department…and someone is dying to find out about it. Andy Prints, a stand-out ice hockey player succeeds in outmaneuvering her eccentric mother to attend Brown University, only to suffer a career ending injury after her second year. Still, she regroups, graduates and takes a job at the US Department of Education in her hometown of Washington DC. She barely arrives when she learns from Karin Burroughs, the sleek and practical Human Resources Manager at ED, that the Program Officer who preceded her went missing... as had also the officer previous to her. Aware that something fishy was going on at this position, Andy finds some notes left behind by her predecessors and together with Karin follows a trail of fraud and illegal lobbying that somehow involves the most unanticipated sources, the Assistant Secretary of Education, the US Special Council and a deadly drug cartel. Forging new alliances and relationships, Andy strains to find a way to be effective in the world beyond graduation, fighting the deadliest war of attrition ever imagined at an innocuous government agency.


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Something is happening at the Education Department…and someone is dying to find out about it. Andy Prints, a stand-out ice hockey player succeeds in outmaneuvering her eccentric mother to attend Brown University, only to suffer a career ending injury after her second year. Still, she regroups, graduates and takes a job at the US Department of Education in her hometown of Wa Something is happening at the Education Department…and someone is dying to find out about it. Andy Prints, a stand-out ice hockey player succeeds in outmaneuvering her eccentric mother to attend Brown University, only to suffer a career ending injury after her second year. Still, she regroups, graduates and takes a job at the US Department of Education in her hometown of Washington DC. She barely arrives when she learns from Karin Burroughs, the sleek and practical Human Resources Manager at ED, that the Program Officer who preceded her went missing... as had also the officer previous to her. Aware that something fishy was going on at this position, Andy finds some notes left behind by her predecessors and together with Karin follows a trail of fraud and illegal lobbying that somehow involves the most unanticipated sources, the Assistant Secretary of Education, the US Special Council and a deadly drug cartel. Forging new alliances and relationships, Andy strains to find a way to be effective in the world beyond graduation, fighting the deadliest war of attrition ever imagined at an innocuous government agency.

37 review for Death by Education

  1. 5 out of 5

    Pete

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Right from the get go with some action in my old stomping grounds all the way to the other side of the country , this book had me glued. It is quite apparent Tina did her homework, and combined with her experiences and knowledge, as well as her skillful writing, she has produced a book that I will read again. I anxiously await the next chapter in this story. Thanks for sharing your gift, Tina. You've earned a fan in me. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Right from the get go with some action in my old stomping grounds all the way to the other side of the country , this book had me glued. It is quite apparent Tina did her homework, and combined with her experiences and knowledge, as well as her skillful writing, she has produced a book that I will read again. I anxiously await the next chapter in this story. Thanks for sharing your gift, Tina. You've earned a fan in me.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kirsty

    What is really happening at the Department of Education? That is what Andy would like to know. As soon as I started this book, I knew that I would like it. I like how the first chapter shows what has happened in the department before Andy arrives and I loved how the story was told from different perspectives without them overlapping. It deserves nothing less than 5 stars. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Melinda Dalke

    Interesting read. Very well written. Nice author.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Angela

    An intriguing read with a plot that's all too scarily believable. Adjusting to life as a graduate after her dream of having a career as an ice hockey player is smashed, Andy Prints jumps into a new job as a Program Officer in the US Department of Education. Immediately Andy fings herself neck deep in danger, the two people who had the job before her are missing, there's signs of fraud in the files that she's dealing with and all of a sudden Andy's life is in danger too. With the help of her fami An intriguing read with a plot that's all too scarily believable. Adjusting to life as a graduate after her dream of having a career as an ice hockey player is smashed, Andy Prints jumps into a new job as a Program Officer in the US Department of Education. Immediately Andy fings herself neck deep in danger, the two people who had the job before her are missing, there's signs of fraud in the files that she's dealing with and all of a sudden Andy's life is in danger too. With the help of her family and a concerned Human Resources Manager at ED, Andy tries to solve the mystery and fight back against the corrupt individuals involved, who seem to have taken over every level of the department, and a mysterious and deadly drug cartel. I found this a well researched and thought provoking thriller. The premise was interesting from the start and the author demonstrated her knowledge of the subject in a way that made you realise that it's all too possible for this sort of crime to happen in government circles. By the end I was seriously hoping that the bad guys, including the slimy fellow Program Officer got the major punishment they deserved and thankfully I got the conclusion to the story that I wanted. Definitely worth reading and I'll certainly be on the lookout for anything else Tina Tomei writes. I received a free copy of this novel in return for a fair and impartial review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Edo Bosnar

    An instance of outstanding use of genre fiction to shed light on the all-too-real problem of corruption in government and misappropriation of taxpayer funds. Told through the point of view of newly hired US Dept. of Ed. civil servant (and frustrated whistleblower) Andy Prints and a few others who become involved along the way (another employee at ED, plus a few lower-level law enforcement officers), readers are given some insight into corrupt practices in governmental agencies and the disturbing An instance of outstanding use of genre fiction to shed light on the all-too-real problem of corruption in government and misappropriation of taxpayer funds. Told through the point of view of newly hired US Dept. of Ed. civil servant (and frustrated whistleblower) Andy Prints and a few others who become involved along the way (another employee at ED, plus a few lower-level law enforcement officers), readers are given some insight into corrupt practices in governmental agencies and the disturbing lengths those involved are prepared to go to ensure that they aren’t caught with their hands in the proverbial cookie jar. Since Tomei has had some experience in precisely this field, I personally found quite troubling her depiction of the way the Office of the Special Counsel, which is supposed to help potential whistleblowers, actually does anything but. However, this shouldn’t deter anybody from reading this: it’s not a fairy tale, but it’s still an enjoyable story with a (mostly) satisfying conclusion

  6. 5 out of 5

    Lisa M

    Thank you Tina for an interesting read on government corruption. I enjoyed it!

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    Julia

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sandi Shoo

    The author has insider experience - this book is fiction, but the idea is not.

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