The Resurrectionist

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Warner Books, 1995 - Fiction - 361 pages
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"Senator Thomas Flanagan is the GOP's cynical '90s answer to JFK: youthful, charismatic, ruthless; a glad-handing hustler with big ambitions, no ideals, a sham marriage, and a secret Hollywood mistress. Yet Flanagan, endorsed by heavyweights from GOPAC to the Washington Post, is the odds-on favorite to take the White House...until the night Flanagan and his life-long friend, campaign manager Larry Constantino, take a commercial flight to a Miami governors' convention. Without warning, the airliner malfunctions, crashing into the murky Everglades. Flanagan survives, but finds his friend's corpse impaled on a jagged shaft of wreckage." "Torn by unbearable anguish, Flanagan reaches out to his friend...and brings Constantino back to life. The politician who has spent his entire career pursuing power finds he has the ultimate gift: He can raise the dead." "The shock leads him to confide in Dr. Estela Barrero, a dedicated ER resident who sees Flanagan cure a leukemic child. And it compels him to reconsider his past. For the first time in his life Flanagan wants to escape the spotlight." "Then the word gets out." "Political rivals turn on him, fearing a candidate who performs miracles. Darker forces - secret cabals, the military - are willing to commit wholesale slaughter to capture him. Terrifying visions of a burning specter stalk his dreams. Worst of all, those Flanagan has recalled to life will discover that resurrection exacts a horrifying price."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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