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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2010 - Fiction - 384 pages
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After President Bob Hanover is shot dead at the White House press conference by a gunman with no identity, Nick Addis,, a presidential aide, is reluctantly drawn into an unofficial-and private-investigation of the assassination. In this off-the-books effort, he is joined by Clarence Dunne, the disgraced chief of White House security, and Julia Lancette, a CIA analyst at odds with the Agency. As the intrigue mounts-the first lady and the vice president are fiercely competing for their party's presidential nomination-Addis, Dunne, and Lancette are confronted by faceless and ruthless enemies determined to stop them from uncovering long-hidden secrets.


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In a novel that may well contain the most electrifying car chase ever, Corn has created a monumental scandal-thriller laden with telling allusions to current public figures and totally inside-the ... Read full review

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Title Page Epigraph 1 Washington D C June
The White House West WingJune
The White House North GateJune 21
The White House Roosevelt RoomJune 21
Rosslyn Virginia June 21
Memorial Bridge June 21
White House Office of Clarence DunneJune 21
White House East Wing ResidenceJune 21
Interstate Highway 10 Louisiana June 28
Arlington Hospital Arlington Virginia June 28
New Orleans June 28
The Gauntlet June 28
Capitol Hill June 29
The Gauntlet June 29
Adams Morgan June 29
The White House June 29

Rosslyn June 23
The White House Situation RoomJune 24
Adams Morgan June 24
CIA Headquarters June 25
White House June 25
Dupont Circle June 25
Capitol Hill June 25
Adams Morgan June 26
U S Treasury Department June 26
Upper Georgetown June 26
White House June 26
Rosslyn June 26
White House June 26
Flight 847 June 27
Downtown Washington June 27
New Orleans June 27
Dupont Circle June 27
Foggy Bottom June 27
Bennington Gardens June 29
Blair House June 30
Langley June 30
The U S Capitol June 30
George Washington University Hospital June 30
The White House June 30
Georgetown June 30
Havana Village June 30
Bennington Gardens June 30
Second District Metropolitan Police Station June 30
The White House July 1
K and 17th Streets July 1
The White House July 1
Connecticut Avenue July 1
Mayflower Hotel July 1
The White House July 1
Bethesda Maryland November 3

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David Corn is the Washington editor of The Nation magazine and has contributed articles to The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and others. Corn is frequently a guest on television and radio talk shows, including CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC, and Fox News Cable. He is the author of Blond Ghost: Ted Shackley and the CIA's Crusades. His short story "My Murder" was nominated for an Edgar Allan Poe award in 1997..

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