Executive Actions (The Executive Series, Book 1) by Gary H. Grossman

By Gary H. Grossman

"The most sensible political mystery i've got learn in decades, correct up there with the superior of David Baldacci." —Michael Palmer, bestselling writer of THE SOCIETY

"Grossman has performed loads of examine on every thing from political infighting to clandestine army operations, and he manages to carry reader curiosity correct as much as the inevitable conclusion." —Publisher's Weekly

An murderer takes objective at a Presidential candidate in the course of a prime stump speech. the moment he pulls the set off, the end result of the election is irrevocably replaced. yet Democrat Teddy inn, an upcoming media sweetheart, isn't killed. His spouse is. hence, hotel emerges because the guy to overcome and the best possibility to the incumbent President, Morgan Taylor. lower than a particular directive from the President, distinct provider Agent Scott Roarke delves into the case and starts off to solve a dangerous plot that incubated for greater than 30 years; designed to change America's allegiances within the heart East. From the first actual web page, government activities culls occasions from today's headlines intersecting with a situation that's shockingly actual: An insidious plot hatched within the previous days of the Soviet Union keeps to develop to fruition within the fingers of an influence hungry center East inheritor to the throne. At its center, a sleeper is woke up to take a sought after position in American existence. govt activities is a demanding political mystery; an election 12 months page-turner, the place either the Presidency and the structure are at stake.

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Many legal reporters were conscious of their future careers and might wish to curry favour or destroy perceived competitors. Lord Brougham often found favour with the press for being in touch with the groundswell of public opinion, but others were less popular. Lords Westbury and Lyndhurst, active political lawyers, clearly did not endear themselves to The Spectator’s lawyer–journalists, for example. 58 A later critique compared the relative merits of the intellectual capacity of Lord Brougham and the late Lord Lyndhurst, acidly asserting that ‘We purposefully choose the comparison in intellect with Lord Lyndhurst because we do not admire Lord Lyndhurst’s career.

153. 64 Ibid. 65 Ibid pp. 153–154. 66 J. ) vol. 1, p. iv. 67 Rowbotham and Stevenson, Criminal Conversations, introduction. 34 Crime News in Modern Britain were always certain to be popular reading, there were other, more apparently mundane topics which also attracted regular attention, if fewer individual column inches, such as domestic violence and petty theft. 68 In that year, the Aggravated Assaults Act 1853 had been enacted. 70 There was little will, however, to focus specifically and precisely on such domestic violence by enabling more speedy punitive responses, despite the wider acceptance of the need for women and children to receive greater protection from male violence perpetrated against them, whether in public or in private.

3 For further discussion of individual titles and crime reportage, see J. Rowbotham and K. Stevenson (eds) (2005) Criminal Conversations: Victorians Behaving Badly (Columbus: Ohio State University Press). R. Mitchell (1988) British Historical Statistics (Cambridge University Press) pp. 779–787, and the general discussion in ch. 15. A ‘Golden Era’? 1860–1885 41 increased use of the summary courts, which are amplified by the importance, in daily press coverage, of cases and other incidents from those courts.

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