Bert Black has created a real-time thriller akin to the Sum of All Fears. Impeachment day should find its way onto the shelves of all those who love this genre - call it a thriller, action, or just plain old great! --David Parker
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) September 23, 2015
If you think America's political warfare has sunk to an all-time low, fast forward with novelist Bert Black and see what happens when fed-up voters choose a third party New American Progressive as President. Sally Macalester wins the popular vote, but not a majority in the Electoral College. So under the Twelfth Amendment the House of Representatives gets to choose, and that's when things get really strange.
A clear majority of House members are Republican, but each state gets only one vote for President, and that forces a compromise on Macalaster. The Senate, also controlled by Republicans, picks the Vice President, and there it's only one vote per Senator. Of course they don't pick the Progressive candidate, and the Tea Party of the GOP immediately tries to impeach Macalester to put their guy in the White House.
The impeachment effort goes nowhere until terrorists simultaneously bomb eight major shopping malls across the country. Though they have no evidence, the Tea Party types are certain Iran is responsible and want to launch an immediate nuclear attack. When Macalester refuses, everyone in the GOP thinks they finally can make her impeachment stick.
She needs to uncover the truth fast, but the director of the CIA is a right wing hack she has to keep as a part of the compromise that got her elected. She reluctantly turns to the Marine Corps Commandant, her one-time college sweetheart. His quest for the truth takes him to the remotest parts of the Middle East to the remotest parts of Idaho, then back to Washington for a desperate finale.
Deftly written with a keen and intelligent plot, and published in the midst of the beginnings of the 2014 Presidential Campaign, Impeachment Day is a timely newcomer to the genre of political suspense thrillers.
Bert Black is a Minneapolis lawyer who served in the Marine Corps in the Viet Nam war. Following a peripatetic path to writing, Black began writing stories in 2002 based on several of his cases. He later met a fellow lawyer who was a died-in-the-wool devotee of Ayn Rand and her book Atlas Shrugged. He vowed to one day write an anti-Rand, anti-Tea Party novel. Impeachment Day is the result.
Impeachment Day by Bert Black: IceBiker Press
$15.99 Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9850676-4-9
$4.95 Kindle Book: ASIN: BOOVS3K6RK
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