Shakedown Beach: A Mystery

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THE GOVERNOR: "Rebound" Rothman -- married, family-values New Jersey Republican with White House fantasies, a terrible secret, and a controversial position on young interns: He's for 'em.

THE TART: Simone Lava, the voluptuous Miss Little Egg Harbor Township. Rebound keeps her hidden away in Atlantic City's seedy Celebrity Motel where she practices waving like a First Lady -- a title she's been promised, if she'll just lay low during election season.

THE FIXER: Jackie Disaster, an ex-boxer who runs the Jersey shore's most ruthless damage-control firm. Jackie digs up the macabre truth about the governor.

THE POLLSTER: Jonah Eastman, maverick political strategist raised by his mobster grandfather, who gave Rebound his start. Jonah knows only one thing can save the congenitally deceitful governor: A whopping, heartfelt lie.

Shakedown Beach rips open the slats of the Atlantic City boardwalk to impart the big lesson of American politics: When forced to look into one's soul and confront the painful truths of murder, corruption and sexual depravity, don't be a schmuck -- hire the nastiest operatives money can buy and duck, dodge and spin to November.

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About the author

Eric Dezenhall is the co-founder of Dezenhall Resources, one of the nation's leading crisis management firms, and is the author of two novels, Money Wanders and Jackie Disaster, and the nonfiction study, Nail 'Em! Confronting High Profile Attacks on Celebrities and Businesses which has been optioned for TV. He lives in Bethesda, MD.

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Publisher
Minotaur Books
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Published on
Apr 1, 2007
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9781429972963
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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