A Very Special Election

A Very Special Election

by Bill Kenney

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Moe Flynn, Diane Husted, and Joe Benedetti return from their adventures in "Victims of the Past" to investigate strange goings on around the special election called in NJ to replace US Senator Frank Lautenberg, who died while in office.

Private eye Joe Benedetti killed a couple of bad guys who came after him--and his hard reputation keeps other would-be troublemakers away. He never goes anywhere without his gun, and he has connections, both with some shady dudes and with the cops.

When Joe is offered a position as bodyguard for Ben Kupperman, a senatorial candidate, it sounds like the perfect job. Not too hard, no real stress, and easy money, or so he thinks.

But this U.S. Senate hopeful has pissed off contractors, union bosses, and teachers in the State of New Jersey with his corruption probes. And he's somehow made one unlikely enemy; a beautiful blonde TV reporter named Janet Winn, who seems determined to show the candidate in the worst possible light. His opponent, on the other hand seems to be getting favorable press in spite of some questionable campaign contributions and shady acquaintances.

With all the enemies Kupperman has made, he needs protection from dawn till midnight. Joe takes the late shift, unaware that he's heading straight into trouble, including two strangers who accost him in a parking lot late at night, and a firebomb thrown in the candidate's headquarters by an unknown assailant. When the danger escalates, he recruits his investigator friend Moe Flynn to help to sort out what's really going on with Winn's vendetta and the mysterious attacks.

Together they find themselves sinking deeper and deeper into the ever more perilous Kupperman campaign.

With murder, betrayal, blackmail, payoffs, and a maelstrom of twists and turns, can they keep Kupperman alive until the election, and will he ultimately win the coveted senate seat? How will Moe's romancing of Diane progress?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156676026
Publisher: Brighton Publishing LLC
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 375
File size: 267 KB

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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A Very Special Election 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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.