The Seersucker Whipsaw: A Novel

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Clinton Shartelle doesn't seem like a good choice to run a political campaign in Albertia. For one thing, he's American, and Albertia is a small coastal republic in Africa, about to be cut loose from the English Crown. For another, Shartelle is Southern and fiercely proud of it, and his ideas about racial politics veer unpredictably from progressive to rigidly old-fashioned. Rich natural resources make Albertia attractive to businessmen on both sides of the Atlantic, opening it up to political corruption. For his...

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Overview

Clinton Shartelle doesn't seem like a good choice to run a political campaign in Albertia. For one thing, he's American, and Albertia is a small coastal republic in Africa, about to be cut loose from the English Crown. For another, Shartelle is Southern and fiercely proud of it, and his ideas about racial politics veer unpredictably from progressive to rigidly old-fashioned. Rich natural resources make Albertia attractive to businessmen on both sides of the Atlantic, opening it up to political corruption. For his part, Shartelle is hired to make sure that a British industrialist's favored candidate wins the presidency. But the opposition is backed by the CIA, for whom murder is just another political tool.

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"Ross Thomas is without peer in American suspense." —Los Angeles Times

"America's best storyteller." —New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468303674
  • Publisher: Overlook TP
  • Publication date: 3/26/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,454,740
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Ross Thomas (1926-1995) was the author of over twenty thrillers. His debut novel, The Cold War Swap, won the Edgar Award in 1967 for Best First Novel. In 2002, he was posthumously awarded the inaugural Gumshoe Lifetime Achievement Award.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    A Great Read

    This novel, which is partially auto-biographical and helped launch the author's career, is one of his three or four best. I've read it several times, and it's as fun and fresh as any contemporary political thriller.

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