The Race of Her Life: A Political Suspense Thriller

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iUniverse, 2005 - Fiction - 296 pages
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"The Race of Her Life," the sequel to Len Cohen's exciting first novel "Madam Chairman," once again places political leader, Micki Feldsher, into a life-threatening situation. Unaware of the personal risk, she competes for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and becomes a target of terrorists. The American branch of al-Qaeda, scheming to build their influence in the Congress, has co-opted her opponent, and is prepared to kill (remove) Micki to ensure his election.

To camouflage their many removals as accidents, the terrorists employ unique murder weapons: disease-carrying, stinging insects and flesh-eating microbes, which they remotely activate and control using beams of tailored, electromagnetic radiation.

Micki knows that her under-funded campaign is a long-shot. But shortly before the election, on orders from his al-Qaeda handlers, her opponent publicly attacks her as a tool of Israel. The resulting flood of publicity from the national media energizes Micki's campaign. As Micki's poll numbers surge, the terrorist threat inevitably emerges.

Micki's husband, Ben, is alerted to the imminent danger when his inquisitiveness reveals a surprising number of fatalities among Congressional hopefuls in incidents involving bees and mosquitoes. He gathers evidence to establish the murderous methodology, and undertakes to convince the FBI to pursue the perpetrators. The race for Micki's life is joined.

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Cohen teaches memoir, is an Internet entrepreneur and a prolific writer of articles and technical papers.

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