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Fonduing Fathers (edition 2012)

by Julie Hyzy

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Title:Fonduing Fathers
Authors:Julie Hyzy
Info:Berkley (2012), Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Own, Mystery, Detective

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This was the first of her books I have read and I do plan on reading more. ( )
  JanicsEblen | May 11, 2014 |
Fonduing Fathers is the sixth book in the A White House Chef series by Anthony Award wining author, Julie Hyzy. I think Fonduing Fathers is the best one yet.

Hyzy has written this book to center around the murder of Ollie's father, some 20 years earlier and his supposed Dishonorable Discharge from the Army. Information her mother has never shared with anyone, ever. Ollie and Gav have taken a vacation to visit her mother and Nana. Her mother realizes that it is time to finally share with Ollie, what information she knows about Ollie's fathers death.

Now that Ollie knows about her fathers discharge, the first question she needs answered is: How did he get buried in Arlington National? Ollie and Gav still have a few days of vacation left and set out find out what really happened. Ollie finds Eugene Vaughn, who was instrumental in getting her father interred at Arlington, but he is unwilling to give much information other than it was a well deserved honor. She learns that there are a couple co-workers still alive and they too are unwilling to discuss the past. Then Gav sets up a clandestine meeting with someone high up in government security and he also strongly suggests that her investigation should stop for reasons of national security. The book ends with a very touching ending.

The reader does get to meet up with, Cyan, Bucky and Virgil, the White House kitchen staff a little bit. And Virgil is as irritating as usual.

While most of the time spent in the White House centers around the First Family. I thought it was a nice how Hyzy focused on the First Family as just a normal family. Yes, they really are, but sometimes I think people forget that. First Son, Josh, has taken an interest in becoming a chef when he grows up. Even though he is young and will probably change his mind, his father would rather he learn more about public service. The First Lady feels that he should go ahead enjoy growing up. I thought it was a nice touch bring the First Family in on a personal level. What I found particularly interesting was to read what Ollie and Josh to go through to visit a Food Expo that was going on in the District.

So looking forward to the next book to see what will happen next with Ollie and Gav. A wonderful non-political series about the White House chef. ( )
  yoder | Sep 20, 2013 |
LOVE IT!! Ollie just can't stay out of trouble and this time she has put Gav's life in danger. She thought that investigating her father's death wouldn't be dangerous but she soon finds herself in danger-along with Gavin and her father's old friends. ( )
  wearylibrarian | Jul 13, 2013 |
Ollie Paras, head chef at the White House has finally persuaded her mother to tell her the truth about her father's death. Unfortunately, Mrs. Paras doesn't know much other than the fact that he was murdered and the crime was never solved. Adding the fact that he was dishonorably discharged from the service, Ollie is filled with questions that she wants answered.

With the help of her boyfriend, Secret Service agent, Leonard Gavin, and his friends in high places, Ollie meanders into trouble on her own, trying to track down answers to who killed her father as well as how he managed a burial in Arlington with his record.

The story was crisp and clean drawing the reader into Ollie's emotions as searched deeper into her father's life and death. Her frustrations became the reader's frustrations as we want more and more information as the story progressed.

Definitely the best of a great series - can't wait for the next one, but unfortunately we must. ( )
1 vote cyderry | Jan 5, 2013 |
In this latest book of the White House Chef series, Ollie is confronted with her families past. As she goes on a personal quest to learn the truth, she has no idea that it could have more far reaching consequences. This plot allows the reader to learn more about Ollie, which I liked. It also brings her closer together with Gav – and I must say I love the way her relationship with him is developing. I also love the semi-friendship she now has with Peter Everett Sargeant – and how the rest of the kitchen staff is baffled by it. As always, this was an awesome book! I highly recommend it, but would advise reading the series in order. ( )
  Samantha_kathy | Jan 1, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425251810, Mass Market Paperback)

White House executive chef Olivia Paras has enough on her plate. But after gaining new information about her father’s death, the First Family isn’t the only family Olivia is concerned about…

Olivia has always believed that her father was an honorable man—until a trip to visit her mother reveals that he was dishonorably discharged from the army. Olivia is even more shocked to learn that he was brutally murdered because someone at his company suspected him of selling corporate secrets. Refusing to believe that her father was a scoundrel, Olivia won’t rest until she proves his innocence.
 
Enlisting the help of her boyfriend, Gav, Olivia must reach out to her father’s colleagues to discover the truth behind his murder. What she’s about to discover may not only put her at risk, but threaten national security as well…

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:31:51 -0400)

"Olivia has always believed that her father was an honorable man--until a trip to visit her mother reveals that he was dishonorably discharged from the army. Olivia is even more shocked to learn that he was brutally murdered because someone at his company suspected him of selling corporate secrets. Refusing to believe that her father was a scoundrel, Olivia won't rest until she proves his innocence. Enlisting the help of her boyfriend, Gav, Olivia must reach out to her father's colleagues to discover the truth behind his murder. What she's about to discover may not only put her at risk, but threaten national security as well..."--back cover.… (more)

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