Running Mates

Running Mates

by John Feinstein
     
 

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When the governor of Maryland is assassinated, investigative reporter Bobby Kelleher investigates and uncovers a plot involving Ku Klux Klan grand dragons, feminists, and hit men.


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When the governor of Maryland is assassinated, investigative reporter Bobby Kelleher investigates and uncovers a plot involving Ku Klux Klan grand dragons, feminists, and hit men.


From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this entertaining fiction debut, journalist Feinstein ( Hard Courts ) displays a gritty knowledge of the political scene. When Washington Herald reporter Bobby Kelleher investigates the assassination of Maryland governor Barney Paulsen, he initially wonders whether Jamelle Touretta, leader of the radical Females for Freedom, may have engineered the murder so that a woman, Lt. Gov. Meredith Gordy, could take power. But then Kelleher discovers that right-wing whacko Jimmy Dumont was also present at the scene of the shooting. Kelleher locates Dumont, whom he had known during their college days, but is nearly killed in the confrontation. Soon after, Dumont, who is connected to an extreme pro-life group, is reported dead. Urged by his publishers to keep ahead of the competition, Kelleher is aided by his young partner Maureen McGuire and by Gordy, who is worried by her top aide's friendship with Touretta. Kelleher finally links the feminist leader with Dumont, although ferreting out proof of the alliance of feminists and pro-lifers often puts him in mortal danger. A strong, surprising resolution caps this thriller that delivers on its promise despite its protagonist's occasionally larger-than-life heroism and incredible luck. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307800930
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/14/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
238
File size:
2 MB

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