This first novel by Warren Adler deals with the machinations of a womanizing married Senator whose tryst with a black woman leads to her accidental death by drowning – a primer on how a cunning adulterous politician saves his career. “Excellent… important and timely.” – Baltimore News-American
A womanizing married Senator, enjoying a tryst in his Delaware beach home with a beautiful black woman, discovers that his paramour has accidentally drowned. Aware of the scandal that could ensue and destroy his political career, the Senator mounts a campaign of cover-up and cynical lies designed to deflect the potential damage. This suspenseful tale of adultery, media manipulation, and political chicanery has familiar overtones and exposes the dilemma faced by any public figure who chooses the path of dissimulation and lying to protect his or her career. This story mirrors today’s headlines and provides insights into the dark netherworld of political manipulation.