Executive Actions: The Presidential Thriller

Executive Actions: The Presidential Thriller

by Gary Grossman
     
 

An assassin takes aim at a Presidential candidate during a primary stump speech. The instant he pulls the trigger, the outcome of the election is irrevocably changed. But Democrat Teddy Lodge, an upcoming media sweetheart, isn't killed. His wife is. As a result, Lodge emerges as the man to beat and the greatest threat to the incumbent President, Morgan Taylor. Under a…  See more details below

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An assassin takes aim at a Presidential candidate during a primary stump speech. The instant he pulls the trigger, the outcome of the election is irrevocably changed. But Democrat Teddy Lodge, an upcoming media sweetheart, isn't killed. His wife is. As a result, Lodge emerges as the man to beat and the greatest threat to the incumbent President, Morgan Taylor. Under a specific directive from the President, Special Service Agent Scott Roarke devles into the case and begins to unravel a deadly plot that incubated for more than 30 years; designed to alter America's allegiances in the Middle East. From the very first page, Presidential Objective culls events from today's headlines intersecting with a scenario that's shockingly real: An insidious plot hatched in the old days of the Soviet Union continues to grow to fruition in the hands of a power hungry Middle East heir to the throne. At its core, a sleeper is awakened to take a prominent role in American Life. Presidential Option is a tense political thriller; an election year page-turner, where both the Presidency and the Constitution are at stake.

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Publishers Weekly
TV producer Grossman's first thriller might well be subtitled "The Libyan Candidate." It starts with the assassination of apparently the wrong person-the wife of Massachusetts Democratic congressman Teddy Lodge, who's running a distant second in the presidential primaries. Lodge and his handlers use the killing to stir up a media storm to win first the nomination and then the presidency itself. But several people loyal to the defeated Republican president-especially Scott Roarke, a tough and resourceful agent for the Defense Intelligence Agency-begin to have suspicions about Teddy Lodge. Is he really who he claims to be? And who is the mysterious Libyan who appears to be pulling his strings and who perhaps even arranged the assassination of Mrs. Lodge? Grossman has done lots of research on everything from political infighting to clandestine military operations; despite a certain stiffness in his narrative technique, he manages to hold reader interest right up to the inevitable conclusion. Agent, Dwight Zimmerman. (Aug. 17) FYI: The author of two nonfiction books (Superman: Serial to Cereal and Saturday Morning TV), Grossman is also the co-owner of Weller/Grossman Productions, an L.A. production company, whose credits include more than 6,000 shows for the History Channel, A&E, NBC, ABC, CBS, the Sci-Fi Channel and other networks. Anyone for an option on a made-for-TV movie? Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743486927
Publisher:
ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Pages:
519
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.48(h) x 1.52(d)

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