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Bert Black—Impeachment Day


About the Book: 

If you think America's political warfare has sunk to an all-time low, fast forward with novelist Bert Black and see what happens when fed-up voters choose a third party New American Progressive as President. Sally Macalester wins the popular vote, but not a majority in the Electoral College. So under the Twelfth Amendment the House of Representatives gets to choose, and that's when things get really strange. An impeachment effort goes nowhere until terrorists simultaneously bomb eight major shopping malls. Though they have no evidence, the Tea Party types are certain Iran is responsible and they want to launch an immediate nuclear attack. When Macalester refuses, everyone in the GOP thinks they finally can make her impeachment stick. She needs to uncover the truth fast, but the director of the CIA is a right wing hack she had to keep as part of the compromise that got her elected. So she reluctantly turns to the Marine Corps Commandant, her one-time college sweetheart. His quest takes him from the remotest parts of the Middle East to the remotest parts of Idaho, then back to Washington for a desperate finale. With intelligence and keenly honed suspense, Impeachment Day takes dead aim at the bombs-away foreign policy and the tooth-and-claw free-market philosophy of Ayn Rand.

About the Author:

Bert Black would tell you that he’s led a peripatetic but rewarding life. He tried college, didn’t like it, joined the Marines, went to Vietnam, got a degree in engineering, decided to change professions, and ultimately became a lawyer.  He says not to ask why, especially on the lawyer part of it. He now represents plaintiffs in employment and consumer rights cases.

Along the way he’s always loved to read and always fancied himself something of a writer, and a while back, when he got tired of doing legal briefs, he turned his hand (mind too) to writing novels.  Impeachment Day is his first published book. 


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