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The Devlin Deception: Formerly titled "The Donne Deal: How One Man Bought and Fixed the USA"

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When Jake Devlin, a mellow, laid-back beach bum, begins writing a controversial novel about Gordon Donne, a reclusive, iconoclastic billionaire who buys the United States and sets out to fix all of its problems on behalf of "We, The People," he knows that Donne's autocratic but well-thought-out and common-sense policies will rub corrupt politicians, lobbyists, businessmen, ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published September 18th 2012 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Marti Hanson
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a great read on so many levels. First, it is a political thriller, fictional of course, but including some policy suggestions, particularly fiscal ones, that deserve to be taken quite seriously. There are multiple subplots, including assassination plots and espionage, and involving colorful characters involved in personal relationships that are hilarious at times, titillating at others, and at all times interesting. From its first page to its epilogue (alternate ones included), this ...more
Marina
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think it is one of the most intelligent books of fiction I read in the last decade. Cleverly written, witty, funny - written for the smart side of all of us readers, who have been constantly disenchanted by those who write to the "stupid" within us. Has a great entertainment value yet enough Ayn-Randish outrage to keep the mind asking legitimate questions we have all been holding our breaths to ask.
Robert E. Colapietro
A complete waste of time and money. Written, it seems by a 17 y/o male with overactive hormones, and, no idea how to channel them.

I bought this book because, my wife, while spending two months in Bonita Springs, met the author on the beach, and thought it would be interesting to read his work.

This work is what you get when self-publishing is available to all...
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"Jake Devlin" is the pseudonym of a passively gregarious (and very wise) twenty-plus-year resident of the city of Bonita Springs, Florida, nestled between Naples and Ft. Myers on the beautiful blue-green Gulf of Mexico.

His 45-year background as an actor, playwright, director, television writer and producer, investor, trader, court reporter and in defense intelligence and security (he can't discuss
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