Presidential hopeful, Senator Robert Smith and his fundraiser, Tamar Minella, witness up-close assassinations of their richest donors. The perpetrator leaves notes for Robert. They urge him to fight the political corruption that shields drug overlords, and they show that each billionaire killed was a hidden overlord. At Harvard, Robert Smith battled Dan Kenyon for top scholastic honors. Robert is certain the messages are from Dan.
Dan is lead investigator for the murders. He interrogates Tamar, an Orthodox Jewess. Romancing her soon rivals his passion for protecting his people from crime. Distracted, he misses an important detail and the wrong person dies in an explosion. The reverberations shake the race to The White House, and more.
I was a ghostwriter for Paula Hawkins, U.S. Senator from Florida. My op-eds appeared under her name in newspapers throughout the country. Ballantine Books published my novella "Oceans Away" in Stellar Short Novels, edited by Judy-Lynn Del Rey. I narrowly escaped a Masters in creative writing and survived years in The Vicious Circle writer’s workshop. My day job is Beltway bandit wordslinger.
FIRETHORNS IN IVY DREAMS is a work of general fiction complete at 135,000 words. Shakespeare's Prince Hal plays inspired its creation. Baldacci’s Will Robie novels are comparables.
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