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Dark Horse by [Richardson, Doug]

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Editorial Reviews

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First novelist Richardson, a screenwriter and the son of California Senator H.L. Richardson, brings impressive credentials to the political thriller genre. Suave young corporate attorney Mitch Dutton is running for Congress in Texas against long-term Republican incumbent "Hurricane" Hammond. When Hammond dies on primary day, apparently of natural causes in a Virginia hunting accident, he is replaced by an unknown dark horse, Shakespeare McCann. "Shakes," as McCann calls himself, alternately beats up opponent Mitch in an alley and hands out free ice cream cones wrapped in red, white, and blue. He also relentlessly manipulates Mitch's wife, sets up the Dutton campaign again and again, and murders any friend or client of Dutton's who haplessly gets in his way. This roller-caster ride of a novel was bought by Ron Howard's production company, undoubtedly because it offers up one astonishing Machiavellian plot twist after another. Recommended.?Susan Zappia, Maricopa Cty. P.L., Phoenix
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Just as we're recovering from the recent election, Richardson presents a riveting tale that centers on a congressional election devoid of civility. At first glance, the dark horse here is the charming, sincere Mitch Dutton, who wins the Democratic primary in his Texas district but faces a race against the longtime Republican incumbent, George "Hurricane" Hammond, who never loses. Then the old Texan is found dead in the woods after being thrown from his horse during a foxhunt. Dutton is a shoo-in, the polls suggest, having won the admiration of once-jaded voters who are now swooning over a competent, eager, do-good politician. The real dark horse emerges in Shakespeare McCann, the new Republican nominee. Although Dutton swears to run a clean campaign, he gets dragged, kicking and screaming, into the mudslinging, with his family in tow. What transpires is a mysterious series of terrifying events that all but make Dutton drop out of the race. Richardson, son of a longtime California senator, knows how to weave a political thriller, stitching seam after seam of intrigue. Movie rights are already secured. Stock up. Mary Frances Wilkens

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  • File Size: 3655 KB
  • Print Length: 434 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Velvet Elvis Entertainment (January 31, 2012)
  • Publication Date: January 1, 1998
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0074B54TK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,666,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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