The Presidential Pretender [NOOK Book]


Sammantha Starodubov was a well-adjusted twelve-year-old, with two loving parents, many close friends and a horse named Starr. Her parents, both physicists, had left Russia to live the America Dream.

Everything changed when Sammantha came home to find her parents murdered. She was taken back to her homeland and treated like a circus animal. They told that “The Americans” ...
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The Presidential Pretender

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Sammantha Starodubov was a well-adjusted twelve-year-old, with two loving parents, many close friends and a horse named Starr. Her parents, both physicists, had left Russia to live the America Dream.

Everything changed when Sammantha came home to find her parents murdered. She was taken back to her homeland and treated like a circus animal. They told that “The Americans” had killed her parents and destroyed her life.

Now, Sammantha has just one goal in mind—revenge. She starts modestly, with the assassination of the First Lady. Working with partners from the Middle East, China and Russia, she raises billions in her quest to infiltrate the Oval Office and control Washington. Yet, even her partners don’t know her ultimate goal, the detonation of a nuclear warhead during the President’s State of the Union Address.

Sammantha will not stop until she has obliterated the entire American government…the President, the Congress, The Joint Chiefs, The Supreme Court…all must go. But while battles rage across the continents and within the mind, things happen that no one could have foreseen. Assassinations, kidnappings, love and global intrigue—this book has it all. If you like pulse-pounding action and corkscrew plot twists…and if you don’t mind missing a full night’s sleep, you won’t want to miss The Presidential Pretender!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011924750
  • Publisher: Shaksper Books
  • Publication date: 11/18/2010
  • Series: Jack Trance Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,104,635
  • File size: 567 KB

Meet the Author

Jay Lumbert is widely known for his bestselling books, The Alchemist Conspiracy, The Varicose Vigilantes, The Presidential Pretender and The Varicose Vigilantes II – Hedge Money. He delights readers worldwide with his gripping stories and his subtle, often laugh-out-loud, humor.

Jay’s books are particularly popular with seniors. His titles are consistently listed on the Barnes & Noble large print bestseller list. The Varicose Vigilantes reached #1 nationally, and has remained a fixture on the bestseller list for nearly three years.

In 1982, Jay pioneered one of the nation’s first fee-based financial planning companies. He also founded a full-service broker-dealer and investment advisory company, which provided services to wealthy individuals and business owners, as well as a number of Fortune 500 companies. In 1983, Jay created the nation’s first dating service to incorporate extensive personality testing and computer matching. In the 1990s, Jay helped conceive and build the nation’s first open-architecture 401(k) program, which is now the industry standard. Jay’s former company is now part of a diversified financial services organization listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Jay Lumbert is an alumnus of Williams College and Wesleyan University. He lives in the Boston area with his wife and children.

Jay Lumbert has overcome numerous financial and physical challenges that have threatened his health and his career. Jay has overcome each problem and emerged stronger. His books resonate with indomitable characters that reflect Jay’s extraordinary experience: We are often limited by our own attitudes. We can accomplish extraordinary things, if we will just believe, and then let nothing stand in our way.

Innovation, persistence and determination are the hallmarks of Jay Lumbert’s life. His brilliant stories and his rare humor have made Jay a favorite author for readers everywhere. His business and personal experiences have made him a popular speaker. Jay can educate, motivate and inspire individuals from all walks of life.
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  • Posted August 12, 2010

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    The Presidential Pretender - who's country is it anyway?

    The Presidential Pretender is a heart felt book that takes you deeper into the life of Jack, a man who has had to leave his life behind so many times he feels completely torn in two. In this book he is trying to solve a murder (the president's wife), and figure out what is causing the president to push away the people trying to help him the most. It is edgy, gritty, loving, and exciting.
    As with all Lambert's books I found this one to be informative, exciting, enjoyable, thought provoking, and hard to put down. I hope there will be more books from him in the future.
    Lambert has an excellent writing style that is becoming cleaner, brighter, and more involved with each book. Jay is able to take many strands and weave them into a book that is spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental, wrapped up in characters that become honest representations of the human spirit because they are not perfect; they are very human and realistic, with struggles, a great capacity for love, honor, and the need to trust that the universe works when you quit struggling against it. The streams of each life in the book come together braiding into a large single flow, and then separate again to show how much we can struggle with personal honor and the need of the greater good in the world.
    I am often bed ridden so books are my friends, my inspiration, and when I read an author like Lumbert I am given much to think about that I can take into meditation with me.
    Thank you, thank you so much Jay for another great story. His books create a tapestry woven of whole cloth that make the universe a better place to live. I can honestly say that this series of books makes my universe a better place to live in.

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