ISBN 9781590201732 | 576 pages | 02 Apr 2009 | Overlook | 9.25 x 6.25in | 18 - AND UP
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A political thriller from the master of espionage"The most masterful political thriller I have ever read. It is loaded with intrigue and counter-intrigue at the very top level of government in Washington."-Richard Condon, author of The Manchurian Candidate
The first presidential election of the twenty-first century, bitterly contested by two men who are implacable political rivals but lifelong personal friends, is stolen through computer fraud. On the eve of the Inauguration, the losing candidate presents proof of the crime to his opponent, the incumbent President, and demands that he stand aside. The winner refuses and takes the oath of office, thereby setting in motion what may destroy him and his party, and bring down the Constitution.
From this crisis, master storyteller Charles McCarry, author of the classic thrillers The Tears of Autumn and The Last Supper weaves a masterpiece of political intrigue. Shelley's Heart is so gripping in its realism and so striking in its foresight that McCarry's devoted readers may view this tale of love, murder, betrayal, and life-or-death struggles for the political soul of America as an act of prophecy.
"Amazing... dazzles from epigraph to epilogue."-Christopher Buckley
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