Spinning Dixie

Eric Dezenhall

Thomas Dunne Books

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When a gorgeous woman appears at the gates of the White House bearing a mysterious letter, disgraced Presidential Press Secretary and professional spinmeister Jonah Eastman knows that his past has finally caught up with him. Raised by a Jewish mobster in Atlantic City, Jonah was only seventeen when he met Claudine Polk, an unabashed Southern belle, and placed her on an unshakable pedestal for one glorious summer of reckless youth and first love. 
Now Claudine desperately needs Jonah’s help to save Rattle & Snap, her family’s plantation in Tennessee, from the hands of her crooked soon-to-be-ex-husband. Jonah must use all of his connections, from shady undercover agents to the President himself, to engage in Operation Dixie Knish and save his Southern belle’s ancestral home. 
A perfect mix of “The West Wing,” “The Godfather,” and Gone with the Wind, Spinning Dixie is an epic novel full of adventure, romance, and unforgettable characters that will have readers laughing out loud.

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SPINNING DIXIE (Chapter One)

People ask me how a boy who was raised by a mobster grew up to become press secretary to the president of the United States. The answer is, when reporters started hammering me with questions about my pedigree, I did something sly that caught the Washington press corps off guard: I admitted everything.

THE TIMES: Jonah, is it true that upon the death of your grandfather, Mickey Price, you attended a Mafia summit?

ME: Who do you think called the meeting?

FOLLOW-UP: Would you say your relationship with Mr.

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Advance Praise for SPINNING DIXIE:
"Highly imaginative." --Kirkus Reviews
 
"The Eastman series continues to combine a superb premise (evoking the political thrillers of the late, great Ross Thomas) with a nice comic touch and a fine sense of the absurd (suggesting both Westlake and Hiaasen). Keep your eye on this series, and if you haven’t read the earlier installments, now’s the time to catch up." --Booklist 
 
"As energetic and entertaining as the three previous novels, but with more ambition, depth and, ultimately, reader satisfaction." --South Jersey Courier-Post 
 
"Dezenhall's characters seem to breathe right off the pages." --The Tennessean
 
"Eric Dezenhall proves once again that Washington is sixty square miles of concrete surrounded by reality.  SPINNING DIXIE sparkles with wit and insight." --Kinky Friedman, author of Cowboy Logic
 
"From the Mafia kingpins of South Jersey, to the belles of the Deep South, SPINNIGN DIXIE is rich in greedy, creepy, sexy characters, and a wisecracking narrator who tosses around one-liners faster than a roulette wheel. Eric Dezenhall is an accomplished raconteur who can spin a satirical, dizzying tale of intrigue. Take a chance on Spinning Dixie. Odds are, you’ll love it."
 --Mindy Friddle, author of Garden Angel
 
Praise for TURNPIKE FLAMEOUT:
"[A] funny and fast-moving novel." --Dallas Morning News
"An entertaining ride." --Philadelphia Inquirer
"First-rate." --Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Eric Dezenhall and SHAKEDOWN BEACH:
“A cheeky political satire...Here’s proof that politics is funny when it isn't even trying.” --Marilyn Stasio, NYTBR
“Reads like a Carl Hiaasen novel hijacked from South Florida and plopped down in South Jersey...a well-observed thriller.” ---The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Eric Dezenhall

ERIC DEZENHALL is the CEO of Dezenhall Resources, one of the nation's leading crisis management firms. 

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Spinning Dixie
Eric Dezenhall

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
December 2006
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ISBN: 9781466821002
ISBN10: 1466821000
336 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
December 2006
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312340636
ISBN10: 031234063X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$24.95
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