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The Elect by James Gilbert

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here’s James Gilbert, author of The Elect, and me, James Piper, author of The Protectors. The two of us have three great things in common. We’re both authors, that’s clear, but we’re also males and alive. But that’s not the entire point. The point is we have the best first name. No that’s not it either. No. We have readers in common.
Here are some links to The Elect and The Protectors.
And a blurb on his novel.
Reed Thompson is the country's leading conservative talk radio host. His wife Sandy is a successful public relations executive. Together, they enjoy the rarified (sic) life of wealth and comfort in their urbane Chicago social circles. Yet that uncomplicated existence is turned upside down when the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President is killed in a helicopter crash on the eve of the New Hampshire primary and Reed is cast into the unlikely role as the heir apparent for the Republican nomination for President. Rapidly drawn into a high stakes battle for the Republican nomination, the couple remain unaware that Reed is the intended victim in a complex web of blackmail, murder, and religious extremism that threatens to destroy any remaining wall of separation between church and state. Reed is faced with the impossible choice to divulge the secret that threatens to destroy him, or become the next victim in an out of control religious crusade that might just be too powerful to stop.
Posted 2011/10/15 at 18h14ET in Novels, The Protectors (A Thriller).

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