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The Greater Good

The Greater Good

A Thriller

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First, there is the bullet -- fired from the rifle of one of the world's most elusive assassins.

Second, there is the body -- that of the vice president of the United States.

Finally, there is the secret, a secret poised to wreak chaos so potent as to bring the highest powers of government to their knees.

Welcome to the world of The Greater Good -- a high-velocity political thriller from a gifted first-time novelist who goes deep inside the corridors of Washington where stakes are high and secrets can be deadly.
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 464 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451631821 | 
  • November 2012
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Chapter 1

If he didn't get out now, he'd never forgive himself. He was fifty-five, but after nearly six years in office, fifty-five felt like seventy. He had become a cliché, a caricature of the burned-out politician. In the beginning -- before three terms in the Senate, and long before the title of Vice President had soured on him -- politics had meant something. Something pure, maybe. Something noble.

If he didn't get out now, he might not have the strength to try again. These days his hairline receded by the minute. A face that had for decades been his calling card, lately only revealed the rigors of this job. His once... see more

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