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Spin (edition 1998)

by Tom Lowe (Author)

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This fearless debut novel mixes an exhilarating cocktail of sex, money, and high-stakes Republican powerbrokers. Set against a backdrop of recent California politics, author Tom Lowe tells the tale of an up-and-coming political aide whose ambition will either launch his career...or strip the gears off the well-oiled Republican machine. Plunging into California politics armed with nothing but a lethal tongue and a taste for power, Gulf War veteran Jim Asher lands a plum role in Republican Edward Winston's effort to buy a U.S. Senate seat. It's a bare-knuckle campaign, and Jim -- a golden boy with the aura of a surfer and the instincts of a shark -- proves to be a perfect fit in the press office. And with Winston's glamorously shrewd wife, Mariella, controlling $400-million-dollar purse strings, they're pulling no punches. Learning spin control from the master -- Bud Raper, the crude hired gun who catapulted both Reagan and Bush into the Oval office -- Jim quickly becomes the hottest new political consultant west of the Washington Beltway, an Armani-clad Machiavelli. He also learns that power in California brings perks: a six-f… (more)
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Info:Atria (1998), Edition: First Edition, 304 pages
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This fearless debut novel mixes an exhilarating cocktail of sex, money, and high-stakes Republican powerbrokers. Set against a backdrop of recent California politics, author Tom Lowe tells the tale of an up-and-coming political aide whose ambition will either launch his career...or strip the gears off the well-oiled Republican machine. Plunging into California politics armed with nothing but a lethal tongue and a taste for power, Gulf War veteran Jim Asher lands a plum role in Republican Edward Winston's effort to buy a U.S. Senate seat. It's a bare-knuckle campaign, and Jim -- a golden boy with the aura of a surfer and the instincts of a shark -- proves to be a perfect fit in the press office. And with Winston's glamorously shrewd wife, Mariella, controlling $400-million-dollar purse strings, they're pulling no punches. Learning spin control from the master -- Bud Raper, the crude hired gun who catapulted both Reagan and Bush into the Oval office -- Jim quickly becomes the hottest new political consultant west of the Washington Beltway, an Armani-clad Machiavelli. He also learns that power in California brings perks: a six-f

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