From the master of suspense and political intrigue comes this hilarious and richly perceptive novel about a gifted politician with dangerous friends and a zipper problem. John Fitzgerald Adams, known by the voters who love him as Jack, has good reason to believe he is the illegitimate son of John F. Kennedy. His goal is the same as that of any Kennedy: to reclaim the presidency and enjoy as many women as possible along the way.
Jack possesses an unerring political genius for charming voters and advancing his own interests, but he can't make it to the Oval Office without financial support. Luckily, his talents have been recognized by some radical Russians who are happy to invest heavily in his rise to power. As Jack marches toward the presidency, those who realize the truth about his sinister connections try to stop him. But will anyone believe them?
"Darkly entertaining...a corrosively penetrating view of the contemporary cultural ethos." (New York Times)
"[W]onderfully realistic and compelling - [McCarry's] exploration of base human compulsions never flags as he carefully lays out an absolutely seamless plot....a political novel done with great expertise and creativity." (Booklist) "[McCarry has] put not only his sprightly writing style to good use but also his nuanced feel for the worlds of espionage and electoral politics. The final product is a marvelous mix of elements of the Drudge Report, The Manchurian Candidate and Primary Colors on steroids." (Wall Street Journal)
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- PETER WADE
Not bad but a missed opportunity....