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Shining City
by Tom Rosenstiel


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A polished and gripping political debut that Michael Connelly calls "an edge of your seat thriller," Shining City is set in DC amid a harrowing Supreme Court nomination fight.

"Amazing. . . . Pulses with momentum.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A polished and gripping political debut that Michael Connelly calls "an edge of your seat thriller," Shining City is set in DC amid a harrowing Supreme Court nomination fight.

"Amazing. . . . Pulses with momentum. . . . A debut that will be remembered for years." --Michael Connelly

Peter Rena is a "fixer." He and his partner, Randi Brooks, earn their living making the problems of the powerful disappear. They get their biggest job yet when the White House hires them to vet the president's nominee for the Supreme Court. Judge Roland Madison is a legal giant, but he's a political maverick, with views that might make the already tricky confirmation process even more difficult. Rena and his team go full-bore to cover every inch of the judge's past, while the competing factions of Washington D.C. mobilize with frightening intensity: ambitious senators, garrulous journalists, and wily power players on both sides of the aisle.

All of that becomes background when a string of seemingly random killings overlaps with Rena's investigation, with Judge Madison a possible target. Racing against the clock to keep his nominee safe, the President satisfied, and the political wolves at bay, Rena learns just how dangerous Washington's obsession with power--how to get it and how to keep it--can be.

Written with razor-sharp political insight and heart-pounding action, Shining City is a hugely impressive debut that announces a major new talent.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780062475367
  • ISBN-10: 0062475363
  • Publisher: Ecco Press
  • Publish Date: February 2017
  • Page Count: 368
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-11-14
  • Reviewer: Staff

Senior Brookings Institute fellow Rosenstiel (The Elements of Journalism, with Bill Kovach) makes his fiction debut with this polished, entertaining political thriller. President James Nash hires Washington, D.C., spin doctors Peter Rina and Randi Brooks to scrub potential Supreme Court nominee Roland Madison. Their researches reveal a 1960s radical taint in Judge Madisons background, providing red meat for challenges from Nashs opponentsin particular, the founder of the ultra-right-wing group Citizens for Freedom. But a more alarming problem arises when the murdered bodies of Madisons colleagues start turning up. Rina and Brooks must now expand their investigation to hunt for a serial killer. The conservative Rina and the liberal Brooks are an engaging team, and Rosenstiel does a brilliant job dramatizing how Washingtons political sausage is made. Less convincing is the plots serial-killer element, which feels as if one of John Sandfords psychopaths has wandered into Primary Colors. Still, readers will want to see a lot more of Rina and Brooks. Agent: David Black, Black Agency. (Feb.)

 
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