- Pullen has written a solid, descriptive thriller that shows that he is well-informed and savvy about the newspaper business and the political world...and in Pullen's hands the shady and sometimes judicious relationships among government, business, and journalism are shown in a penetrating and astute manner.- Kirkus Reviews
- Naked Ambition is a funhouse mirror whose witty distortions reveal a terrifying truth. What a story: surprising, engaging, and wickedly smart. That sound you hear as the pages whip by--it's laughter. Your own. Rick Pullen, with impressive insider knowledge, unfailing humor, madcap plotting, and a touch of reckless romance has opened the door to a Washington we might prefer not to know. But this time it's knowledge, not ignorance, that's bliss. - David Corbett, Award-winning author of The Mercy of the Night
- Naked Ambition draws you in early and won't let go until you've devoured every last page. Pullen has crafted a masterful narrative that casts post-Citizens United abuses of power in nuanced layers of suspense and intrigue.-Steve Giegerich, author of Body of Knowledge
From the Back Cover
Ashe digs deeper, he follows a trail of murder, bribery, infidelity and deceit that runs from Canada to the Caribbean--but all signs point to the White House.
Beck finds nothing is quite as it appears--not his sources, not his curious new love interest and especially not the story he's pursuing. In the confusion, he suspects the motives of everyone--including his new love. He must figure out the truth or forces quietly waiting in the wings will covertly grab the reins of power and takeover the government.
For the first time in his career, Beck may have stumbled onto a story too dangerous to handle--but too important to walk away from. And with only days before the election, just when he thinks he's solved the puzzle, he realizes he hasn't.