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Spin Doctor [Kindle Edition]

M.C. Lewis
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Quarterfinalist in Amazon's 2012 Breakthrough Novel Award Competition
Jack Abbott is a Washington spin doctor who longs to make the big time: the White House. Once there, he'll do almost anything to hold onto his job. Will the country re-elect his boss, President Dexter, a beloved widower with a secret, because of Jack's skillful deception? Will Jack's conscience finally surface and spur him to make amends? Or is it too late?

Spin Doctor has a Washington theme, a realistic story and a soul. And unlike many Washington novels, Spin Doctor is not a memoir or polemic, not a message book or a thriller. Politically neutral, it goes to deeper truths: the conflict we all have between ambition and conscience. Spin Doctor is Washington from the inside, with humor and authenticity.


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"Lewis' writing is engaging and offers an honest glimpse of life inside Washington's political pressure cooker."
"Those intrigued by the behind scenes drama of politics will likely find this a well-paced, well-written story."
--Kirkus Indie Reviews

About the Author

Since I do PR, MC asked me to write this. I'm Jack Abbott, the main character--or some would say hero--of Spin Doctor. So here goes. The truth is, MC has no business writing a novel. You should stick with what you know. MC does know politics, I admit that. When you start in at age twelve, riding your bike to party headquarters, have done everything-- stuff envelopes, answer phones, pass out leaflets, organize, run for class president-- and win, study politics in college. Intern in the U S Senate then get hired. Answer mail, write speeches, draft legislation, do some press, learn some policy. Learn some economics. Get a White House job. Know your way around there like the giant cockroaches in the OEOB basement. Listen to late night whispers in dim bars by Movers and Shakers. Sit in on meetings in the inmost sanctums. So politics? Sure. But a novel? Kirkus Reviews Indie gave MC a pretty good write-up, but they called Spin Doctor a thriller. It does read like one. I admit that. Pacing is pretty good. But where are the bombs or car chases? The gunfire? My life has had some drama. True. But really, I hardly think anyone will care about what it feels like to go through what I did. What it feels like to be so close to the powerful. To live in this high stakes world and see it through my eyes. As if this were not enough, there is a prequel coming soon-- Potomac Lights. I'll probably have to promote that one too, since, as you know if you read Spin Doctor, my standards are not always as high as they might be. MC says maybe one of those thrillers could be a future project. One more thing--I told MC--nobody cares about what you look like. Nobody will buy your book because of your picture. You aren't that good looking, trust me. I was just kidding, but now, as you can see, there is no author picture. I feel kind of bad about that, and I'm going to see if I can find a good one.

Product Details

  • File Size: 452 KB
  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985185015
  • Publisher: Saundersport Publishing (February 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007FKBAB6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #472,169 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended! March 4, 2012
By Peter
Format:Kindle Edition
Spin Doctor is a fast-paced and exciting novel about the career of a press secretary in the White House. One of the many great aspects of this book is that it is a fun read while it also addresses bigger questions, like when, if ever, is it acceptable for a publicly elected official to withhold the truth? The characters are layered and interesting and the story is beautifully constructed.

Lewis presents the world inside the Beltway without bogging us down with polarizing political views. In fact, this novel is especially remarkable in how it examines the power dynamics of Washington and its worldwide influence in a way that is without an agenda of any kind.

This book is for anyone who has ever dreamt about reaching their career goals, whether in business, politics, or any other field. It's about both personal and professional ambition and how to persevere and overcome even the most impossible odds. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed reading a book this much. It is impossible to put down. I highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting political novel! April 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Picked this up on a friend's recommendation...and couldn't put it down! The story of Jack Abbott, a fired congressional press aide who has aspirations to work in the White House, it explores just how far Jack is willing to go to get and keep his dream job. For those who think there's no one left with ethics in Washington, this is the book for you!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps your attention throughout December 21, 2012
Format:Paperback
I read this book in two days. It grabbed me right from the beginning and kept my interest the whole way through. All I can say is I am glad I don't work in Washington DC as a flack and have that stress on a daily basis. This book truly makes you look at what integrity, loyalty, and self-preservation really mean.
Also I would like to note that I won an autographed copy of this book, but in addition, M.C. Lewis sent a very nice note as well.
I definitely look forward to reading the prequel, Potomac Lights!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling page-turner! May 15, 2012
By KKB
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Lewis' novel is a great read about Washington politics from a young, but somewhat savvy insider, Jack Abbott. I was captivated from the very beginning because not only did she develop his character so thoroughly and mature him throughout the book, but she used wonderful details and facts about the D.C. area to inform and seductively pull the reader into the plot. The other characters have very real relationships with Jack, so I felt like I was living the story along with Jack!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spin Doctor May 11, 2012
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I really loved this book! It kept me interested the whole way along, and I couldn't put it down!! The characters were well written and the storyline kept pulling you along to see where it was all going. I liked the discreet use of off-color language and that the author didn't have to go into graphic lovemaking. That has its place but is so often way overdone! I was happy to see that there is another novel coming out and I will be looking for it with great anticipation! I cannot abide bad writing and appreciated the easy flow and excellent writing style of this author. I hope that he or she continues for more of the same!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spin Doctor March 21, 2013
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Excellent thriller. Hard to put down. Finished it in two days. Can't wait to read more books by this author!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book!! February 21, 2013
By Renae N
Format:Kindle Edition
Wow! What a great book! For those of you who don't normally read political type books (like me) don't let that steer you away from enjoying this new book by M.C Lewis. The characters are easy to follow in regards to their position in Washington, yet each character is so complex. This book has struggles, competition, excitement and a small bit of romance braided throughout it. There is something in it for everyone. The book got off to a slow start for me but once it took off, I couldn't put it down. I was shocked when I reached the end of the book and discovered that this is an Indie Author. Why hasn't a great publishing house picked this author up? I can't wait for the sequel 'Potomac Lights' that gives the back story to the main characters in this book.

**I received this book as an ARC autographed copy*** The author included a card with a black and white image of the book's cover on it with a nice note inside. Nice touch.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Easy, Fun, Absorbing Read! January 19, 2013
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Well written, Very Believable, really couldn't put it down. Hoping there will be a sequel, I will 'pester the Author on Twitter until there is!

I liked it so much I sent it as a Gift to 3 of My Friend's Kindles Their feedback was Great!

AJQ
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Inside the Walls of SC
I would give it 5 but started a little sloe. Finished strong. Very believable. I felt I had spent time in the halls of the Capitol and the West Wing. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dunk
3.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting View From The Inside Of The White House
As one who has been there, I found much of the story interesting but some of the substantive threads were very misleading. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Edward D. Murnane
4.0 out of 5 stars Spin Doctor
I found this book to be well-written and an interesting read. The author obviously has a background which lets her show familiarity with the subject and occurrences in the book.
Published 5 months ago by A. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Spin In Politics
Excellent book giving insight on the inner workings of the White House and learning how to deal with the truth.
Published 6 months ago by Art C
4.0 out of 5 stars great read
Spin Doctor is the story of Jack Abbott, who is kind of an a-------. But he's charismatic and you feel bad for him a lot so you keep reading and you end up rooting for him by the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by S. Twigg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Look at PR at the highest
Yes, it's fiction, but being in PR at some very high levels myself, THIS book is a great read. Had me turning the pages shaking my head in agreement!
Published 21 months ago by West Coast Shopper
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
I just finished 'Spin Doctor' and wanted to say how great a read it was. It was full of insight into Washington politics.

As summer reading it couldn't be better. Read more
Published on May 30, 2012 by "Chip"
5.0 out of 5 stars A very interesting and fun read...
Just when you think you know the players everything gets turned around. Ms. Lewis did an excellent job making the reader understand what it really must be like as a spin doctor in... Read more
Published on May 27, 2012 by Bookie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight into DC politics and motivations
Spin Doctor was a fascinating look into DC politics and motivations. The characters were well developed and their actions revealed the drive for position and recognition at every... Read more
Published on May 19, 2012 by Book lover
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Since I do PR, MC asked me to write this. I'm Jack Abbott, the main character--or some would say hero--of Spin Doctor. So here goes. The truth is, MC has no business writing a novel. You should stick with what you know. MC does know politics, I admit that. When you start in at age twelve, riding your bike to party headquarters, have done everything-- stuff envelopes, answer phones, pass out leaflets, organize, run for class president-- and win, study politics in college. Intern in the U S Senate then get hired. Answer mail, write speeches, draft legislation, do some press, learn some policy. Learn some economics. Get a White House job. Know your way around there like the giant cockroaches in the OEOB basement. Listen to late night whispers in dim bars by Movers and Shakers. Sit in on meetings in the inmost sanctums. So politics? Sure. But a novel?

Kirkus Reviews Indie gave MC a pretty good write-up, but they called Spin Doctor a thriller. It does read like one. I admit that. Pacing is pretty good. But where are the bombs or car chases? The gunfire? My life has had some drama. True. But really, I hardly think anyone will care about what it feels like to go through what I did. What it feels like to be so close to the powerful. To live in this high stakes world and see it through my eyes.

As if this were not enough, there is a prequel coming soon-- Potomac Lights. I'll probably have to promote that one too, since, as you know if you read Spin Doctor, my standards are not always as high as they might be. MC says maybe one of those thrillers could be a future project.

One more thing--I told MC--nobody cares about what you look like. Nobody will buy your book because of your picture. You aren't that good looking, trust me. I was just kidding, but now, as you can see, there is no author picture. I feel kind of bad about that, and I'm going to see if I can find a good one.

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