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As a seasoned political consultant, Dev Conrad approaches working on the reelection campaign of Illinois Senator Warren Nichols with trepidation. The senator's best friend and adviser has just committed suicide. And though Conrad agrees with Nichols's political positions, he's leery of the senator's reputation for sleeping around.
When a major televised debate proves to be a disaster for the senator, Dev is forced to look into the backgrounds of the senator's staff, which includes several people who have tangled and troubled relationships with their boss.
Dev's investigation takes him through the highs and lows of the political system, the well-meaning people on both sides of the aisle, and the increasingly dark forces that work to destroy reputations and lives. It also leads him into the frightening murder of a sleazy political op who knows something about Senator Nichols that could completely destroy his career.
Ed Gorman is the author of several political thrillers, including the acclaimed "The Marilyn Tapes" and "The First Lady," In "Sleeping Dogs," he looks at how money, power, and unchecked ambition have turned election campaigns into modern gladiatorial contests.
Title: Sleeping Dogs (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series) [LARGE PRINT] (Hardcover)
Publisher: U.S.A., Thorndike Press: 2008
ISBN Number: 1410408663
ISBN Number 13: 9781410408662
Book Condition: Very Good
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Description: Very good condition. No interior writing or highlighting. Sleeping Dogs (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series) [LARGE PRINT] (Hardcover) By Gorman, Ed Shamus-winner Gorman (Fools Rush In) puts his experience as a political speechwriter to good use in this entertaining first of what appears to be a new series. Dev Conrad, a cynical yet idealistic political consultant, signs on for the re-election bid of Sen. Warren Nichols of Illinois after Nichols's longtime consultant and ally, Phil Wylie, leaves in a bitter dispute with the candidate and later commits suicide. Nichols, facing right-wing conservative Jim Lake, finds himself in a tightening race with a major debate looming. The race becomes nasty with dirty tricks, blackmail and even campaign sabotage likely emanating from inside Nichols's staff. While Gorman presents our electoral choices and processes in an often dispiriting and unflattering light, readers will hope his appealing hero will return in future outings beyond the current real-life political campaign season. Product Details Hardcover: 345 pages Publisher: Thorndike Press; Lrg edition (August 6, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 1410408663 ISBN-13: 978-1410408662 Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 1 inches
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