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A married Senator, enjoying a tryst at his beach house with a beautiful black woman, discovers that his lover has accidentally drowned. Aware of the scandal that could ensue and destroy his political career, the Senator mounts a campaign of cover-up and cynical lies designed to deflect the potential damage. This suspenseful tale of adultery, media manipulation, and politic ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published December 1st 1974 by Stonehouse Press (first published January 1st 1974)
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T.R. Horne
May 30, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Well, I couldn't finish this book for a multitude of reasons. One, as a black woman, I thought the book was horribly bigoted in it's portrayal of black people. Two, the characters were not likeable in the least bit. I couldn't root for anyone. I also didn't care what happened to them. Third, I couldn't figure out the point of the plot, other than this politicians plight to get out of a scandal. And that doesn't hold my interest for a full novel. There needs to be some sort of backstory or mini-p ...more
Donna K
Mar 29, 2016 rated it liked it
I am sure that some will enjoy this book. The characters were very believable. A presidential candidate and his group of people. The plot in my opinion was very good. The book was easy to read and understand. My only problem was it seemed slow. It took me longer then normal to read because I got to sections that for me were easy to put down.
I read this book in exchange for an honest review for Reading Alley
Carolyn Dewalt
I read it but

I was let down when I finished this book. No issues with the writing but not sure about the story. Maybe because it is all too probable and that bothers me. In that case, the author did a good job.
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Acclaimed author, playwright, poet, and essayist Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce that was adapted into the iconic dark comedy that starred Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. Following the success of his The War of the Roses, Adler went on to option and sell film rights to more than a dozen of his novels and ...more
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