Blind Trust

Blind Trust

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by Barbara Boxer
     
 

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Now married (to a Republican!) and in her second term, United States Senator Ellen Fisher (Democrat) is about to chair explosive hearings on Homeland Security. Before she goes head to head with the Vice President, whose excessive zeal in enforcing national security has begun to infringe on individual liberties, Ellen and her staff become the subjects of a barrage

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Now married (to a Republican!) and in her second term, United States Senator Ellen Fisher (Democrat) is about to chair explosive hearings on Homeland Security. Before she goes head to head with the Vice President, whose excessive zeal in enforcing national security has begun to infringe on individual liberties, Ellen and her staff become the subjects of a barrage of charges and attacks that threaten their safety, as well as her career and marriage. This second novel by Senator Barbara Boxer is the story of dirty tricks and political survival, and the battle for integrity in the corridors of power. Combining the personal and the political, Blind Trust is an intriguing insider's view of what goes on behind closed doors in Washington, D.C.

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Publishers Weekly
The second Beltway thriller (following A Time to Run) from California senator Boxer offers an insider's perspective to her agreeably told if far-fetched narrative. The intrigue begins when the Republican White House nominates Carl Satcher, an old foe that protagonist Sen. Elizabeth Fischer Lind defeated for his Senate seat, to be secretary of homeland security. During confirmation hearings, Elizabeth tries to debate his extreme views on antiterrorism and draconian stance on civil liberties. Meanwhile, a story about the Linds' private finances is leaked, offering much fodder for Republicans and the media. As the fight escalates, Elizabeth's staff swings into crisis mode while FBI director Douglas Brewer suspects more ominous doings are afoot. The big reveal is a little too out there, and the wrap-up is overly tidy, but Boxer and Hayes manage a fast-paced narrative. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811864275
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
07/22/2009
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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