The President of the United States is facing a global catastrophe.
The environment is in meltdown. People are dying. Americans are dying.
Even he can't ignore it.
There's hardly a corner of the world that isn't in crisis.
And that's when he's persuaded of a truth his advisers hold to be self-evident:
That it's time to think the unthinkable.
The problem isn't power, or politics, or the planet, or the President.
It's the People.
Hilarious and horrifying - this enormously entertaining satire has never been more razor-sharp, revelatory or relevant. What readers are saying about this hilarious, critically acclaimed novel:
'For anyone who likes laughs and thrills in one package and who's been following recent developments in the White House this is an absolute must.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
'This political and satirical novel manages to be both thrilling and funny. And, given its prescience, scary too. The characters, the setting and the plot are fantastic and believable. A real page turner.' Amazon Reviewer,5 stars
'A frighteningly plausible thriller, which imagines what might happen if the White House were finally to believe that something had to be done about global warming ... clever, funny and a really good read.' Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
'This thriller is packed with good jokes and tells a tale that is utterly credible. Parts were jaw-droppingly frightening and I wished I could have put it down but thesharp humour and pacey plot made me keep reading. It's a laugh and a chiller in one book.' Amazon Reviewer,5 stars
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.
James Wong built a billion-dollar software company with childhood friend Maria Cortez, but a shady investor stole their company. In a video game, James would defeat the villain with a power-up. Maria tells him there aren't power-ups in real life, but James finds the ultimate power-up watching TV in a bar: become president. Making important life decisions in a bar, what could go wrong?
Could the most viral videos ever get a non-politician elected president? When James and Maria land their own reality TV show, they try to answer that question. They must uncover secrets about their company and themselves, as the world falls apart around them. It will take every ounce of Maria's strength and every crazy idea James can muster to get their company back. Can they survive the chaos of reality TV, the corruption of Washington, and the dark forces aligned against them?
What readers are saying:
"More funny moments than last 20 books I've read before this book."
"A thriller in every meaning of the word. If you enjoy action books at all, or if you just want some form of fictional closure on the baffling mess that was the 2016 election, I cannot recommend this book highly enough."
-- Official Review, Online Book Club (4 out of 4 stars rating)
"The story keeps you guessing and in the third act the intrigue and politics give way to a conclusion full of heart-pounding action."
"There's a surprise around every corner--be prepared to laugh, cry and for your heart to race."
"Thrilling pacing and breakthrough concepts leaves the reader seared in thought."
When I began writing the book in 2014, I was afraid that many of my ridiculous subplots, like a presidential candidate with his own reality TV show, were too hard to believe. Then Trump ran for president, and the book became more plausible by the day. When events similar to my book began to happen during the 2016 election cycle, it got so weird that I stopped reading the news. When I went back later to research the "Fact Versus Fiction" section after the ending, I found even more events similar to the book had happened.