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The National Bet Paperback – November 10, 2014
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About the Author
A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional.
Bob's first nonfiction book, Three Days In August (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. Learn more at ThreeDaysInAugust.com.
Bob's second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo (May 2013), offers irrefutable evidence of an unconventional war being waged by polygraph loyalists against all challengers to their century-old credibility assessment technology. Best described as a "turf war," this conflict has been raging silently for 40 years, shows no signs of easing, and impacts Americans around the world. Among those involved in the turf war is Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. Learn more about it at TheClapperMemo.com.
In Bob's third book and first fiction novel, The National Bet (November 2014), readers follow Special Agent "Joe-L" Wilson as he leads the FBI's investigation into the mysterious deaths of thousands of Americans during the Fourth of July weekend. The biggest challenge of his career, the investigation becomes personal after Wilson realizes he shares one thing in common with those who died: The National Bet.
Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area.
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Top Customer Reviews
I did strongly identify with Kastens and his frustration in dealing with his congressional representatives.
In short: good story but could stand more character development. Keep at Mr. McCarty.
I think the book would have been better if it had moved more quickly into the actual thriller part, which is pretty good. Good writing, no typos to speak of, and good word usage. Decent character development. A bit incredulous here and there in the thriller part, but overall a good and original plot. It would have gotten four stars from me if not for what seemed like political pontificating at the start. Some degree of a Washington shake up made sense as part of the plot - it just seemed to me that part got a little carried away.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Started it on a trip and couldn't put it down. Well done to the author Bob McCarty, well done sir.Published 13 months ago by Carl Bearden
Wow! I finished reading Bob McCarty’s latest book, The National Bet, and couldn’t put it down! A real page-turner, it shocked me and surprised me at the same time. Read morePublished 20 months ago by bevperl