A Very Special Election

A Very Special Election

by Bill Kenney


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ISBN-13: 9781621833086
Publisher: Brighton Publishing LLC
Publication date: 12/13/2015
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

William Francis Kenney Jr. was the first of five born to a New York City high school swimming teacher and his stay-at-home wife. They lived in Richmond Hill, a neighborhood in Queens famous as the home of New York Yankee star Phil Rizzuto.

Bill was also interested in baseball, having played on the St. John’s Prep team that won the New York City championship and spent two seasons on the team at Yale while earning a degree in Chemical Engineering.

While getting a Master’s Degree at Purdue he met fellow student Mary Megna. Two years later they married and she became the mother of their nine children.

Eventually Bill’s engineering career led him to Exxon Chemical Company in New Jersey. After a tour as head of the company’s energy conservation technology program, he transferred to the company plant in Linden, NJ, where he managed the plant’s environmental and process safety program. Some of that experience formed the basis for the story chronicled in “Victims of the Past.”

Meanwhile, he continued his athletic activities by officiating high school and college basketball games, coaching Little League baseball and helping several daughters improve their tennis game.

During his engineering career he published two text books, and a series of encyclopedia articles, His writing soon expanded into the athletic arena with articles about basketball refereeing in national publications devoted to sports officiating.

Bill’s wife, Mary, died after a three-year fight with leukemia, leaving two teenage boys still at home. Bill says, “We all just put one foot in front of the other for a couple of years until we all got our lives together again.”

After early retirement, Bill began to write fiction and some poetry. Several short pieces were published and he turned to novels, learning from a couple of failures before writing “Victims of the Past” which was published and released in October 2014, and was well received in the market, establishing Bill as a recognized professional author.

Demanding more from his readership, “A Very Special Election,” is an outgrowth of his first work.
These days Bill spends his time writing, and watching several of his twenty-four grandchildren’s athletic and theatrical achievements, teaching would-be referees the rules of basketball, and hitting

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Richie1 More than 1 year ago
Private Investigator, Bobby Caruso hired Joe Benedetti, another PI, to help him guard Ben Kupperman during his run for the US Senate. Joe got his friend Moe involved when he was harassed by two goons in the parking lot. There were secret late night meetings, possible illegal campaign contributions, a riot in the parking lot at campaign headquarters, even a Molotov cocktail and fire. Finally, the election was over with Ben winning by only 972 votes over Clement Sanders, his opponent, but that didn't end the violence. Joe was attacked by one of the goons in his own residence and with Moe's help was able to overcome his attacker. These are only some of the highlights, there is a lot more to this impressive novel.