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Mime Time: A Political Mystery
     

Mime Time: A Political Mystery

by Dan McLaughlin
 

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It is 2012 and the Republican Party is about to nominate a mime for President, and the Secret Service has 90 minutes to figure out who in his inner circle wants him dead.

Brad Tapelson is the perfect candidate. Good looking, and able to project empathetic anger in a non-threatening way, he shows voters only enough so that they are convinced that he thinks

Overview

It is 2012 and the Republican Party is about to nominate a mime for President, and the Secret Service has 90 minutes to figure out who in his inner circle wants him dead.

Brad Tapelson is the perfect candidate. Good looking, and able to project empathetic anger in a non-threatening way, he shows voters only enough so that they are convinced that he thinks like they do.

And now that his long-shot candidacy is about to be successful, the people around him are having serious second doubts about the whole enterprise. Among those who have murder in their heart are:

His best friend with him since the beginning. Clynell Daggett struggling with Brad's sudden fame and Clynell's equally sudden submersion in the shadows.

His corporate handler. Belton Beming struggling with Brad's sudden fortune and Belton's losing control of the image Brad projects.

His political team. Dorothy Barrymore struggling with Brad's sudden success and her dawning realization that she could be responsible for the most disastrous President ever.

They all know that he would make an awful President.

But who is willing to do something about it?

More than just voting their conscience.

So in order to keep this crime from the public, Secret Service agent John W. Singer has gathered the all suspects together in one room. On the eve of the Republican National Convention, he knows there's only one chance to solve this mystery, cut through the lies and broken dreams, and deal with the one person who could actually silence the Mime.

It’s time to elect, or kill, the first mime President.

As the accusations fly and the evidence mounts, you enter the minds of nine people each with at least one reason to want the mime dead.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012963475
Publisher:
CreateSpace
Publication date:
06/05/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
568 KB

Meet the Author

Dan McLaughlin was born in Hollywood during halftime of a Rams Colts game. Although the Rams scored a touchdown soon after his birth to tie the game, the Colts then scored 17 points to win. This, along with multi-decade stints at UCLA and as a government bureaucrat, has given Dan an appreciation for the subtle and sometimes capricious agency of action and words.

Among his philosophical influences he cites Thomas Kuhn, David Springhorn, Paul Feyerabend, the Reduced Shakespeare Company and Bullwinkle the Moose. When not working as the local history reference librarian at the Pasadena Public Library, Dan can be found working merrily in the garden, pacing nervously during any UCLA game where the lead is less than 25 points, or walking sedately the beloved puppies with his even more beloved honey, Vendi.

In addition to "Mime Time", Dan has written three books and one musical. In reverse chronological order they are “Gott Mit Uns,” a novel that tells the story of an 8 1/2 foot penguin, who is a goddess, who is pursued by two people, who are bureaucrats, through today's America; “Pass the Damn Salt, Please” a novel which explores the importance of language and politeness in relationships told entirely in dialogue; “ICE Girls” an award winning novella which examines the story of the Little Match Girl from the point of view of management; and the award winning musical “Oh No, Not Emily!” an operetta in which a modern fake Emily Dickinson poem is sold to a post-modern English Department.

Before that he and Mark Sellin were the comedy phenomenon “2 Guys from the 70’s” where they served to remind people of the emotional honesty of the 1970’s. Before that, again with Mark and several other friends, Dan wrote, directed and acted in several plays at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Southern California, including their greatest hit “Ye Olde Tale of Goode King Arthur.” Also from that era he created radio play versions of the Trojan Horse “The Big Horsey Ride” and the Odyssey “Going Home and Getting Lucky.”

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