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Books & Authors, Library Center 

Campaign Fiction

No matter your political affiliation, you are sure to find a book on this list to vote for. 

 Pinnacle Event by Richard A. Clarke. Against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential election, five simultaneous murders on three continents lead a cyber sleuth to a thread revealing someone has just bought five nuclear weapons. But who and what is their target? American intelligence expert Ray Bowman is brought in to find out.

 

 

 The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close. This is the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to D.C., a city of idealism, ambition and complicated friendships among young Washington's aspiring elite.

 

 

 

 Liberty's Last Stand by Stephen Coonts. In the wake of an assassination attempt by a decorated sniper on the eve of a presidential election, Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini risk everything to uncover a massive conspiracy while helping a new resistance movement rise up against a new enemy.

 

 

 Extreme Prey by John Sandford.  Lucas Davenport is no longer employed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and is hired by the governor to be part of his campaign staff for his presidential run. In his new job, Lucas discovers that the governor is being stalked by an assassin who proves lethal to anyone in the way of his target.  

 
 
 
 
 Sneaky Pie for President by Rita Mae Brown. In a story written from Sneaky Pie's perspective, the feline sleuth temporarily halts her busy writing career to run for president, a campaign marked by a revolutionary animal-rights agenda and a frisky flock of prospective cabinet members.
 

 

 

 Break-down by Sara Paretsky. When the teenage daughters of some of Chicago's most influential families discover the body of a ritually murdered victim, investigator Warshawski explores theories that the killing is linked to a hostile media campaign against a senatorial candidate or a wealthy patriarch's childhood in Nazi-occupied Lithuania.

 

 

 Domestic Affairs by Bridget Siegel. Tapped to work for a Georgia governor's presidential campaign, fundraiser Olivia Green, believing she has landed her dream job beside a candidate of unimpeachable values, falls for the governor and is forced to keep their subsequent affair a secret at all costs.

 

 

 The Accomplice by Charles Robbins. Upset over his role in an embarrassing failed gubernatorial campaign, ambitious young politico Henry Hatten lands a lucky job as a communications director for a senator's presidential campaign, only to find himself embroiled in brutal dealings that make him question his sense of morality.

 

 

 

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