The Accomplice: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Sep 4, 2012 - Fiction - 368 pages
7 Reviews

In this stellar debut by journalist turned Washington insider and political writer Charles Robbins, an eager politico finds himself on the rise only to discover the perilous costs of success.

When Henry Hatten wangles a job as communications director for Nebraska SenatorTom Peele’s presidential campaign, he breathes a huge sigh of relief.  Smarting over a recent gubernatorial campaign in which his pulling a political punch may have cost his boss the race, he’s thrilled to be back in action.

This time around, Henry is determined to shuck his ethical qualms.  But he soon finds he’s facing more than he imagined.  The new gig turns out to be rife with scandal and corruption— just the kind of politics Henry so fervently sought to banish.  Events go from bad to worse as the depths of greed emerge, tracking the acceleration and excitement in the campaign itself.  Led by a ruthless chairman and filled with warring aides, hired thugs, fractious union bosses, and snooping reporters, the Peele campaign is shaping up to be quite the circus.  And that’s before Henry’s ex arrives on the scene . . .  

But when someone close to the campaign is murdered, Henry can no longer turn a blind eye.  As he conducts his own covert investigation, still more secrets emerge.  So deeply entrenched in the politics and manipulation, Henry must face a staggering reality in which his values are no longer his own.  But can he extricate himself and salvage the career he loves? And can he do so with his soul intact?  A brilliantly plotted and characterized political novel, The Accomplice takes readers into the guts of a brutal presidential campaign. 

  

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Review: The Accomplice

User Review  - Jeremy Unger - Goodreads

I really wanted to like this book and as it started i was really into it. However the twist in the plot came rather abruptly and didn't feel well organized to me. It made the ending of the book very convoluted and less enjoyable. Very disappointing. Read full review

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User Review  - Pat Malon - Goodreads

I read over 100 pages and couldn't get into the book. I almost put it aside but skipped some pages and finally was able to finish the book. The story line for me was only ok Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
16
Section 3
24
Section 4
36
Section 5
51
Section 6
65
Section 7
68
Section 8
76
Section 22
223
Section 23
233
Section 24
238
Section 25
245
Section 26
249
Section 27
253
Section 28
260
Section 29
267

Section 9
87
Section 10
94
Section 11
103
Section 12
118
Section 13
127
Section 14
141
Section 15
156
Section 16
164
Section 17
175
Section 18
185
Section 19
190
Section 20
199
Section 21
207
Section 30
276
Section 31
282
Section 32
285
Section 33
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Section 34
305
Section 35
311
Section 36
316
Section 37
320
Section 38
327
Section 39
336
Section 40
345
Section 41
353
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About the author (2012)

A former daily newspaper reporter and editor, CHARLES ROBBINS ran press shops for two Congressmen, a Senator, a gubernatorial campaign and a presidential campaign.  As a Navy reserve officer, he wrote speeches for the Secretary of the Navy.  Robbins has co-written three nonfiction books with U.S. Senators. The Accomplice is his debut novel. 

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