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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)
  • Publication Date: 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: #578,102 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Peter on March 4, 2012
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 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Claire Louder on April 6, 2012
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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 By Lorrie Palmer on December 21, 2012
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KKB on May 15, 2012
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NANCY LAMB on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Agrippina on 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Renae N on February 21, 2013
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony J. QuadagnoJr on 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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