Willie - The Man, the Myth and the Era, Conspiracy and The Sting

Willie - The Man, the Myth and the Era, Conspiracy and The Sting

by Pegasus Books
     
 
"Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era," "Conspiracy" and "The Sting" involve the “Gang of Five” and the FBI sting, both of which occurred in 1988.
In early spring, a group of five conservative Democrats, Gary Condit, Steve Peace, Charles Calderon, Rusty Areias and Gerald Eaves, decided to advance an agenda by voting with the thirty-six

Overview

"Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era," "Conspiracy" and "The Sting" involve the “Gang of Five” and the FBI sting, both of which occurred in 1988.
In early spring, a group of five conservative Democrats, Gary Condit, Steve Peace, Charles Calderon, Rusty Areias and Gerald Eaves, decided to advance an agenda by voting with the thirty-six Republicans on key issues in "Conspiracy." The 36 plus the 5 created a majority vote, and so these 5 were able to, with a united Republican voting bloc, challenge powerful Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and make an attempt to reform the speakership. Yet they were up against arguably the most clever politician in California’s history, and he was not about to give up without a fight.
"The Sting" is a story of ambition and betrayal. Pat Nolan, the Republican leader and the friend of Willie Brown, went to the FBI in 1985 and accused the Assembly Speaker of corruption, suggesting that the agency should investigate. In 1988, the FBI finally raided the offices of the California State Legislature, and the results were surprising.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011341984
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Publication date:
05/07/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
219 KB

Meet the Author

MARCUS MCGEE
Curriculum Vitae


Birth date: August 8, 1960, Casablanca Morocco

Locale:

1960 - 1964: Casablanca, Morocco
1964 - 1967: Madrid, Spain
1967 - 1969: Omaha, Nebraska
1969 - 1984: Sacramento, California
Valley High School
(Speech, Debate, Languages, Music)
California State University, Sacramento
(Communication Studies major, French
Language & Theatre Arts minors)
1984 - 2008: Sacramento, CA and Los Angeles, CA

Writing/Production History

1982: Three plays: Solomon and Constance, Michael
Angelo, Stevie: The Eighth Wonder of the World
1983: Produced and directed Stevie at Sierra II
Theatre, Sacramento, July; wrote stage play
Table 21; Wrote No More Cheesecake!; began
first novel
1985: Completed novel Deus Ex Machina, completed two
plays: Caesar and Kidstuff
1986: Wrote stage play Dream and one-act Fashion
1987: Adapted Dream as screenplay; Piss Only on the
Porcelain, short stories Till Death Do Us
Part, Mr. Peacock, Anthropophagi
1988: Wrote The Love Tragedies and Remember
1990: Produced, directed and starred in No More
Cheesecake! at the Sacramento Community Center
Theatre, March; began Willie Brown biography
1994: Wrote Mommy! There's A Little Boy Under My Bed!
1996: Completed Willie: The Man, The Myth & The Era;
wrote short stories
1998: Published An Essay: On N------ and Squirrels;
began writing legal novel; wrote Black Bertha
1999: Published short story collection: Four
Stories; finished novel; wrote Apology
2000: Published novel Legal Thriller; An Essay: On
The Execution of Timothy McVeigh
2001: Published short story collection:
Synchronicity; began new novel
2002: Published thriller The Last Year
2003: Researched and developed Griot film project
2004: Completed short story collection: The Silk
Noose; began Murder From the Grave
2005-06: Published The Silk Noose; researched and
developed thriller Viral Vector; continued
writing From the Grave
2007-08: Completed From the Grave; began writing Viral
Vector
2009-10: Published Murder From the Grave; completed
Viral Vector

Personal: Single father raising two children; son Mark,
19 and daughter Natsumi, 12; fourth of seven
children: 4 brothers and 2 sisters

Extras: Fluent in French, competent at Latin and
Spanish; accomplished at saxophone and other
woodwinds; strong science, math, history,
political science and religions background

Hobbies: Reading history and philosophy; theatrical
production; music and movies

Passions: Writing, research, stories, wine, art, travel

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