The Butcher's Thumb

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MATT RISEN HAS COME A LONG WAY from Marion, Ohio. After the turbulent, controversial election of 2000, the up-and-coming press secretary victoriously takes his place in an inscrutable White House of backstabbing careerism and cutthroat politics led by the straight-talking, conservative President William Kensington. Attracted to success and pressured by his superiors-including Stephen Shay, the brilliant, quick-tempered advisor who can tip the scales of an election like the butchers of old-Matt and his ambitions ...
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Overview

MATT RISEN HAS COME A LONG WAY from Marion, Ohio. After the turbulent, controversial election of 2000, the up-and-coming press secretary victoriously takes his place in an inscrutable White House of backstabbing careerism and cutthroat politics led by the straight-talking, conservative President William Kensington. Attracted to success and pressured by his superiors-including Stephen Shay, the brilliant, quick-tempered advisor who can tip the scales of an election like the butchers of old-Matt and his ambitions collide with love, family and ethics on a perilous journey of self-discovery in the shadow of terrorism, war, vendettas and a looming re-election.

In the tradition of a roman a clef, political intrigue and breakneck storytelling combine to realistically redefine "conspiracy" and illustrate the danger of hate language in this novel that begins and ends with the same mantra: the campaign never stops.

"The Butcher's Thumb is a thrilling, thought-provoking read. Haas renders the political intrigue of campaigning, American foreign policy, and the neo-con agenda with realism, nerve, and a sobering accuracy. This novel is the insider's viewpoint you've been waiting for."

-Max Cleland, former United States Senator (D-Georgia)

"Greg Haas knows political animals like a veterinarian knows their less devious critter-cousins. The Butcher's Thumb is a romp of wicked insight into the 21st-century political species clawing for control of our ship of state."

-Mike Curtin, Associate Publisher Emeritus, The Columbus Dispatch

"Greg Haas takes us where few authors can even try to go: the inner sanctums of high-level politics. An extremely entertaining novel that should be required reading for future politicos of all stripes who wish to avoid the errors of the past!"

-David Wilhelm, former Democratic National Committee Chairman

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450205979
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/21/2010
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

GREG HAAS has more than thirty years' experience as a political consultant, having advised the campaigns of mayors, governors and presidential candidates. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and son.
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