Stranglehold

A Mystery

Dev Conrad Mysteries (Volume 2)

Ed Gorman

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Award-winning author Ed Gorman is back with political consultant and troubleshooter Dev Conrad, in this riveting sequel.

When Dev Conrad agreed to work with Congresswoman Susan Cooper, member of a prominent political family, he didn’t know that the worst threat her reelection campaign would face would come from Cooper herself. The congresswoman has a secret she’s not willing to share with Dev, forcing him to follow her the way a detective would. But the campaign is burdened with other problems as well, starting with the murder of scandal-plagued political consultant Monica Davies. Rumor has it she had some information that would destroy Susan Cooper’s campaign. In the wake of another murder, another blackmailer, and two or three suspicious relationships, Dev must figure out who is trying to sabotage the campaign.

A rip-roaring ride, Stranglehold will win your vote.

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PART ONE
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CHAPTER | 1
All roads lead to motels. A private detective told me that once, and I remembered it as I watched Susan Cooper, United States Congresswoman Susan Cooper, aim her green Volvo into the last parking slot on the west side of the Family Inn.
The date was the second of October, which meant we were about one month away from the election. As a political consultant, I divide my life up by election cycles. And I was worried that this cycle might see the end of Susan’s political career, for which my Chicago office was largely responsible.

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"Gorman (Ticket to Ride, 2009, etc.) creates such a deliciously knowing portrait of the down and dirty of political campaigns and family secrets that you forget the people are just made up."--Kirkus Reviews


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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 short-listed for an Edgar Award twice, and once for the Silver Dagger. His other work includes the Sam McCain series and the Jack Dwyer series. A feature film based on his novel The Poker Club is forthcoming.  A book he ghosted titled The Haunted became a widely acclaimed TV movie.

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Stranglehold
A Mystery
Ed Gorman

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2010
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ISBN: 9781429949309
ISBN10: 1429949309
224 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2010
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ISBN: 9780312532987
ISBN10: 0312532989
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
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