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Conspiracy and the Sting (Willie: The Man, the Myth and the Era) (Willie - The Man, the Myth and the Era Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Marcus McGee

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Book Description

Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era is the historical and biographical account of California’s Willie Brown and the era in which he served in the legislature. Conspiracy and Sting are two chapters that involve calculated attempts to depose or otherwise destroy this brilliant politician and the battles that ensued.

Willie – The Man, the Myth and the Era, "Conspiracy" and "The Sting" involve the “Gang of Five” and the FBI sting, both of which occurred in 1988.

In early spring, a group of five conservative Democrats, Gary Condit, Steve Peace, Charles Calderon, Rusty Areias and Gerald Eaves, decided to advance an agenda by voting with the thirty-six Republicans on key issues in Conspiracy. The 36 plus the 5 created a majority vote, and so these 5 were able to, with a united Republican voting bloc, challenge powerful Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and make an attempt to reform the speakership. Yet they were up against arguably the most clever politician in California’s history, and he was not about to give up without a fight.

"The Sting" is a story of ambition and betrayal. Pat Nolan, the Republican leader and the friend of Willie Brown, went to the FBI in 1985 and accused the Assembly Speaker of corruption, suggesting that the agency should investigate. In 1988, the FBI finally raided the offices of the California State Legislature, and the results were surprising.

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  • File Size: 88 KB
  • Print Length: 56 pages
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books (May 9, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00505BHZ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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More About the Author

Curriculum Vitae

Birth date August 8, Casablanca Morocco


19XX - 1964 Casablanca, Morocco
1964 - 1967 Madrid, Spain
1967 - 1969 Omaha, Nebraska
1969 - 1984 Sacramento, California
Valley High School
(Speech, Debate, Languages, Music)
California State University, Sacramento
(Communication Studies major, French Language & Theatre Arts minors)
1984 - present Sacramento, CA and Los Angeles, CA

Writing/Production History

1982 - Three plays: Solomon and Constance, Michael Angelo, Stevie: The Eighth Wonder of the World
1983 - Produced and directed Stevie at Sierra II Theatre, Sacramento, July; wrote stage play Table 21
Wrote No More Cheesecake!; began first novel
1985 - Completed novel Deus Ex Machina, completed two plays: Caesar and Kidstuff
1986 - Wrote stage play Dream and one-act Fashion
1987 - Adapted Dream as screenplay; Piss Only on the Porcelain, short stories Till Death Do Us Part, Mr. Peacock, Anthropophagi
1988 - Wrote The Love Tragedies and Remember
1990 - Produced, directed and starred in No More Cheesecake! at the Sacramento Community Center Theatre, March; began Willie Brown biography
1994 - Wrote Mommy! There's A Little Boy Under My Bed!
1996 - Completed Willie: The Man, The Myth & The Era; wrote short stories
1998 - Founded Pegasus Books; Published An Essay: On Niggers and Squirrels; began writing legal novel; wrote Black Bertha
1999 - Published short story collection: Four Stories; finished novel; wrote Apology
2000 - Published novel Legal Thriller; Published An Essay: On The Execution of Timothy McVeigh
2001 - Published short story collection: Synchronicity; began new novel
2002 - Published thriller The Last Year
2003 - Researched and developed Griot film project
2004 - Completed short story collection: The Silk Noose; began sequel to Legal Thriller
2005-06 - Published The Silk Noose; researched and
developed thriller Viral Vector; continued
writing Murder From the Grave
2007-08 - Completed Murder From the Grave; began writing ViralVector; founded Parnassus Press Partnership Publishing
2009-10: - Published Murder From the Grave; published Shadow In The Sky, published Moment of Truth, published Mommy, There's A Little Boy Under My Bed! completed Viral Vector; began work on An Old Negro Spiritual and An Essay On What They've Called Us; Borders Book tour of the Northwest - Murder From The Grave a bestseller for region in Q4
2010-11 - Wrote and published How To Eat An Elephant and Two Matadors; converted all books to eBooks; greater emphasis on publishing new writers
2011-12 - Focus on Pegasus Books and developing company;
2013 - Published Viral Vector and sixteen titles by varied authors, including Against a Tide of Evil, by Mukesh Kapila, Anias Nin: The Last Days, by Barbara Kraft and The Tenor, by Peter Danish; Wrote The Family Business.

Personal: Single father raising two children; son Mark, 23 and daughter Natsumi, 16; fourth of seven children: four brothers and two sisters

Extras: Fluent in French, competent at Latin and
Spanish; accomplished at saxophone and other
woodwinds; strong science, math, history,
political science and religions background

Hobbies: Reading history and philosophy; theatrical
production; music and movies

Passions: Writing, research, stories, wine, art, travel and adventure.

Odd Fact: Marcus managed an upscale/political/lobbyist hangout Chinese restaurant called Frank Fat's, one block from the California State Capitol, for fourteen years.


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