Sleeping Dogs

Dev Conrad Mysteries (Volume 1)

Ed Gorman

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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As a seasoned political consultant, Dev Conrad approaches working on the reelection campaign of Illinois Senator Warren Nichols with trepidation. The senator’s best friend and adviser has just committed suicide. And though Conrad agrees with Nichols's political positions, he’s leery of the senator’s reputation for sleeping around.

 

When a major televised debate proves to be a disaster for the senator, Dev is forced to look into the backgrounds of the senator’s staff, which includes several people who have tangled and troubled relationships with their boss.

 

Dev’s investigation takes him through the highs and lows of the political system, the well-meaning people on both sides of the aisle, and the increasingly dark forces that work to destroy reputations and lives. It also leads him into the frightening murder of a sleazy political op who knows something about Senator Nichols that could completely destroy his career.

 

Ed Gorman is the author of several political thrillers, including the acclaimed The Marilyn Tapes and The First Lady. In Sleeping Dogs, he looks at how money, power, and unchecked ambition have turned election campaigns into modern gladiatorial contests.

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Sleeping Dogs
CHAPTER 1That morning two things happened right away. Chicago had a freak October snowstorm, and Phil Wylie, the man I'd replaced, was in the news. He'd committed suicide the night before.The staffers up front were gathered in small groups. This was the headquarters for Reelect Senator Nichols, usually a busy and happy place.It was obvious that Wylie had had a lot of friends here. The mourning, among men and women alike, charged the air with grief.The staffers closest to the senator had joined him along with Mayor Daley for a breakfast saluting five men and women who'd once been

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Ed Gorman has worked in politics as both a speechwriter and a TV producer. He has won the Shamus, Anthony, Ellery Queen, Spur, and International Fiction Awards. He has been nominated twice for an Edgar and once for the Silver Dagger. His other work includes the Sam McCain series and the Jack Sawyer series. A feature film based on his novel The Poker Club is forthcoming.

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Sleeping Dogs
Ed Gorman

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312367848
ISBN10: 0312367848
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$23.95

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Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2008
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ISBN: 9781466813229
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256 pages
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