As Buzzer's life hangs in the balance, the machinations to fill his seat in Congress begin. A slew of politically hopeless characters emerge in the battle for Buzzer's seat.
Among them are Bobby Diddie Ricky, a handsome black Democrat who is a former pro football star running on the largely inane "Team Concept." "Holy Joe" Wholey who believes the Ten Commandments should be amended into the Constitution. Bo Beaumont, owner/tyrant of Big Bo Stores and Republican kingpin. Susan Weinstein, a Jewish lebsian Marxist down from New York to teach the ignorant people of the Sixth what's best for them. And of course, Buzzer's wife Georgie, who if she can put down the bottle and remember the message, would make one hell of a candidate.
Quincy Peters is an ordinary man, almost devoid of social skills and with a marked tendency towards self-effacement but he has extra-ordinary ability when it comes to finance. Driven from his home by circumstances, he becomes involved in the lives of Grant Anderson, a rich and powerful Washington lawyer, and his family. Propelled by happenstance, Quincy becomes a pawn in high finance, political intrigue, the machinations of powerful Congressional leaders and the struggle for election to the most powerful position in the world, President of the United States.The enigmatic and unknown Quincy soon becomes much sought after by political leaders and intelligence agencies, both National and Foreign. He becomes a catalyst for dramatic changes in other people and the National psyche but seemingly is unaffected himself. Quincy Peters, popularly known as the guru of finance and the Sage of Wall Street, is pursued for economic advice but resists the blandishments of the rich and powerful until the truth about him comes out, and his political trajectory becomes unstoppable. No longer can he be An Ordinary Man.
When Henry Hatten wangles a job as communications director for Nebraska SenatorTom Peele's presidential campaign, he breathes a huge sigh of relief. Smarting over a recent gubernatorial campaign in which his pulling a political punch may have cost his boss the race, he's thrilled to be back in action.
This time around, Henry is determined to shuck his ethical qualms. But he soon finds he's facing more than he imagined. The new gig turns out to be rife with scandal and corruption— just the kind of politics Henry so fervently sought to banish. Events go from bad to worse as the depths of greed emerge, tracking the acceleration and excitement in the campaign itself. Led by a ruthless chairman and filled with warring aides, hired thugs, fractious union bosses, and snooping reporters, the Peele campaign is shaping up to be quite the circus. And that's before Henry's ex arrives on the scene . . .
But when someone close to the campaign is murdered, Henry can no longer turn a blind eye. As he conducts his own covert investigation, still more secrets emerge. So deeply entrenched in the politics and manipulation, Henry must face a staggering reality in which his values are no longer his own. But can he extricate himself and salvage the career he loves? And can he do so with his soul intact? A brilliantly plotted and characterized political novel, The Accomplice takes readers into the guts of a brutal presidential campaign.