It's All Political

Dark Horse

By Ralph Reed

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The 2008 presidential election takes center stage in this political thriller by the former director of the Christian Coalition and a veteran of seven presidential campaigns. With both candidates under investigation by the Justice Department, the race is thrown into uncertainty when one of the nominees is assassinated. (from Library Journal)
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A Case of Exploding Mangoes

By Mohammed Hanif

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It is 1988, and Pakistan's military government is flush with success. Its coffers are full of U.S. weapons and American dollars, CIA agents are everywhere, and the Russians are beginning to withdraw from Afghanistan. Military strongman General Zia ul Huk is the darling of CIA director Bill Casey, and Pakistan; Air Force underofficer Ali Shigri, a young man of good family, is plotting to assassinate Zia. (from BookList)
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The First Patient

By Michael Palmer

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The personal physician of U.S. President Andrew Stoddard has disappeared, (the president) calls on Naval Academy classmate and old friend Gabe Singleton....Arriving in Washington, Singleton quickly sinks deep into both politics and the realization that all is not right with the President's mental health
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Marine One

By James W. Huston

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When the President is killed in the crash of the Marine One helicopter, while en route to a mysterious meeting at Camp David, the world wants to know why. Mike Nolan, former marine helicopter pilot and lawyer, is tapped by the chopper's French manufacturer to protect them from claims of liability as initial suspicion points at them. But the more Nolan digs, the more he finds. (from Library Journal)
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Rules of the Game

By Leonard Downie, Jr.

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The editor of "The Washington Post" presents a novel of corruption and cover-ups at the highest levels of Washington politics, while also portraying the morally ambiguous ways in which the press, and Washington politics, really work.
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American Wife

By Curtis Sittenfeld

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No one is more surprised than Alice when her hard-drinking, sports-team-owning husband morphs into a born-again Christian with political ambitions. Suddenly, Alice's life is no longer her own as her every move is parsed for its political implications. (from BookList)
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Our American King

By David Lozell Martin

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America doesn't fade—it falls apart following a national calamity. The rich continue playing golf behind barricades, while the rest of the country starves. Chaos and savagery reign. Then a wanderer declares himself king.
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America America

By Ethan Canin

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Corey Sifter (is) an aide to the great New York senator Henry Bonwiller, who is running for president of the United States. He begins to leave behind the world of his upbringing...(and) finds himself caught up in a complex web of events in which loyalty, politics, sex, and gratitude conflict with morality, love, and the truth.
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Elvis and Nixon

By Jonathan Lowy

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At the famous 1970 encounter between Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon at the White House, the "King of Rock and Roll" got his coveted Federal Narcotics Agent-at-Large badge, and "Tricky Dicky" received a gold-plated World War II commemorative Colt .45 in return.
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Devil's Bed

By William Kent Krueger

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Locked in a tight battle for reelection, President Clay Dixon knows his best chance for victory is the popularity of his wife, Kate. But the disenchanted First Lady is about to desert him.
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