Caine's Pestilence

Caine's Pestilence

by John Bascom


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...Have you ever wondered what America might be like with the liberals firmly in control of the White House and once again both chambers of the national legislature? Caine's Pestilence, a novel of political commentary and intrigue, fictionally explores the possibilities...

When John Caine, an obscure midlevel banker from Detroit, accepts the opportunity of a lifetime to manage the backroom business functions of an important National Institutes of Health research lab in Bethesda, he believes his ship has finally come in. But his quirky penchant for illicit tinkering results in the creation and accidental release of a powerful new virus with effects no one could have imagined. Only he holds the answer to how it can be stopped, and he's not telling. Caine finds himself confronted with a desperate White House and an onslaught of rage from all quarters of the world's bureaucracies.

Fast paced, provocative, and offbeat, this cautionary story is thick with political satire and intrigue. It occurs in a world of government turned upside down, where Nancy Pelosi is president of a dysfunctional United States under her ultraliberal regime, while George Bush is a convicted felon and Rush Limbaugh a fugitive. Caine's Pestilence brings together present and former U.S. presidents, would-be assassins, two Supreme Court chief justices, familiar national media political commentators, and the infamous prison at Guantanamo Bay, all in a story readers will find engaging and controversial.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781078762014
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

JOHN BASCOM spent thirty years in banking and eleven in health care governance. Holding degrees in economics and finance, John lives with his wife, Nickie, in northern rural Michigan where he writes, teaches, and consults. Contact him through the website

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