Once upon a time, Pinocchio was a real boy who couldn’t tell a lie. Now he’s a politician who can’t seem to tell the truth.
As a junior analyst with a powerful lobby firm, nobody was more anonymous than Pinocchio. But when a chance encounter leads to his being labeled, “The Last Honest Man in Washington,” Pinocchio becomes the toast of the town - and an unwitting pawn in a corrupt congressman’s political game. With his new career taking a toll on his marriage - and his relationship with his aging father - Pinocchio finally tells a lie so outrageous that he reverses the magic that once made him a “real man,” and he transforms back into a wooden puppet - live on C-SPAN. Now he has just one week to undo the spell, or he will end his days as a worthless splinter of wood, but to do that, he’s going to need the help of a drunken fairy and a family of talking insects...
Part satire, part thriller, Splintered is a genre-shattering look at American politics that takes readers on a whimsical journey from the halls of Congress to the beaches of the Caribbean, and on to an amazing dreamland where anything is possible.
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About the Author
Splintered is the debut novel of playwright and award-winning screenwriter Thomas London. A journeyed explorer, Mr. London’s style is influenced by both his passion for history and his love of exotic locales - both of which feature in his upcoming work, The Masada Option. Mr. London is a veteran of the Armed Services, holds an M.A. in Entertainment Business, and is an avid automobile and motorbike enthusiast. He currently spends his time in Los Angeles, California and in Ireland.
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