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Shelley's Heart

Shelley's Heart

Charles McCarry

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ISBN 13: 978-1-59020-173-2
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Cloth
Overlook
4/2/2009

Product Description

The first presidential election of the twenty-first century, bitterly contested by two men who are implacable political rivals but lifelong personal friends, is stolen through computer fraud. On the eve of the Inauguration, the losing candidate presents proof of the crime to his opponent, the incumbent President, and demands that he stand aside. The winner refuses and takes the oath of office, thereby setting in motion what may destroy him and his party, and bring down the Constitution.

From this crisis, master storyteller Charles McCarry, author of the classic thrillers The Tears of Autumn and The Last Supper weaves a masterpiece of political intrigue. Shelley s Heart is so gripping in its realism and so striking in its foresight that McCarry s devoted readers may view this tale of love, murder, betrayal, and life-or-death struggle for the political soul of America as an act of prophecy.

Praise for Shelley's Heart
The most masterful political thriller I have ever read. It is loaded with intrigue and counter-intrigue at the very top level of government in Washington. Richard Condon, author of The Manchurian Candidate

Amazing dazzles from epigraph to epilogue. Christopher Buckley

Charles McCarry remains the greatest espionage writer that America has produced, wrote Otto Penzler in the New York Sun. He is the author most recently of the acclaimed thriller Christopher s Ghosts. He established an international reputation with the publication of the worldwide bestseller The Tears of Autumn in 1975 and is the author of nine other critically acclaimed novels. During the Cold War he was an intelligence officer operating under deep cover in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

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