Potomac jungle: a novel
Against the backdrop of an invisible escalating war for nuclear submarine superiority, one man holds the fate of the country in his hands. President H. Stephen Thompson has nearly completed one term in but the medical report from the Bethesda Naval Hospital has confirmed that the President's health is deteriorating. He suffers ominous memory losses that cause him to forget the names of important senators...and important matters of state. Now, on the eve of the upcoming nominating convention, President Thompson is embroiled in a struggle for survival, a battle for power driven by the ambitious Vice President and a secret self-appointed committee. As the committee threatens to implement the 25th Amendment he is confronted with contradictory loyalties; his wife cannot suppress her feelings for Vice President Hawley but is determined to maintain her position as First Lady; his son works for the Vice President, but is keenly aware of his father's brilliance. The President's political allies and Cabinet members are divided over the issue of the President's health, and of the necessity for proceeding with Red Dye Day, the secret technological breakthrough in the deadly game of underwater nuclear warfare with the Russians. Power, passion, and ambition lurk in Potomac Jungle, where the jungle world of Washington politics is starkly revealed. * * * "David Levy's Potomac Jungle portrays Washington as a city in which boredom is not only unknown but impossible...Mr. Levy's hero is a wily and handsome Vice President who has had an affair with a beautiful network anchor, who later marries the deeply principled President..." Wall Street Journal "David Levy has proved once again he is an entertaining and literate writer. Potomac Jungle is an exciting story of men and women caught up in the struggle for survival at the highest levels of government!" Jack Valenti, President of the Motion Picture Association of America "A fiction thriller...David Levy presents the inner workings of the White House with impressive authority. His novel revolves around a tense power struggle between an aging President and a young, ambitious Vice President." Playboy
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
added asked began Betsy Betsy King Cabinet chair Chief Justice chuckled Clauson Cliff Clifford Hawley Committee course Curtis Daniels decision dent desk door duties eyes face father Felicia felt ft ft ft glanced glass Gloria Whitney going hand Harry Thompson Harry's Hawley replied Hawley's Henry Kraus Hornwell's Jaggers Jeff Kalorama Kathy Thompson Kathy's knew Lady Lane Whitney Latham matter meeting Moran move never night nodded Okay Oval Office paused picked political President Thompson President's pulled question quietly Red Dye Day remember Rossmore seated Secretary Senator shook his head shrugged sitting smiled softly Soviet stared Stephen Thompson stood stopped suddenly sure surprised Taggart talk tapes television tell There's thing thought tion told tonight Turgenev turned Twenty-fifth Amendment USS Colorado Vice President voice waiting walked Washington watch West Wing what's White House words