The Means

The Means

Book - 2014
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Part Primary Colors, part House of Cards, The Means takes you deep into high-stakes politics where everyone has something to hide.

Tom Pauley is a conservative trial attorney in Durham, NC, who is tapped by GOP leaders to campaign for the Governor's mansion. His bold style makes him a favorite for a run at the White House.

Mitchell Mason is the president-elect of the United States, pushed into politics by a father determined to create a political dynasty. Mason manages the White House with a personal touch that makes both friends and enemies.

Samantha Davis is a child actor-turned-lawyer-turned-journalist, working her way up from the bottom in a competitive industry. She is determined and brilliant, and her dogged pursuit of a decade-old story could trigger a scandal that would upend the political landscape.

New York Times bestselling author Douglas Brunt's "savage" ( Publishers Weekly) prose creates an incisive portrait of ambition, power, and what it takes to win in the ruthless world of politics today.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2014.
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476772578
1476772576
Characteristics: 332 pages

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AnneCarolineDrake
Mar 13, 2017

The only thing interesting about the sophomoric plot of this book is that the author's wife, Megyn Kelly, claims the book is loosely based on her life and career.

I'm surprised she's essentially admitting that she was so easily conned and manipulated ~ twice ~ by a political operative during a presidential campaign on behalf of her former lover and law partner who wouldn't return her phone calls during the campaign. It doesn't seem to be a good way to establish journalistic credibility with her new audience at NBC.

Douglas Brunt's first book The Ghosts of Manhattan was a better read. However, he needs to find more to write about than men who drink excessively and sexually abuse women.

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AAJames
Jun 19, 2016

Gripping and an easy read. A novel from many perspectives. I would recommend this book to House of Cards fans.

akasq Nov 12, 2014

A home run. surprise after surprise makes to a great ending,enjoyable read.

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