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An assassin takes aim at a Presidential candidate during a primary stump speech. The instant he pulls the trigger, the outcome of the election is irrevocably changed. But Democrat Teddy Lodge, an upcoming media sweetheart, isn’t killed. His wife is. As a result, Lodge emerges as the man to beat and the greatest threat to the incumbent President, Morgan Taylor. Under a specific directive from the President, Special Service Agent Scott Roarke delves into the case and begins to unravel a deadly plot that incubated for more than 30 years; designed to alter America’s allegiances in the Middle East. From the very first page, Presidential Objective culls events from today’s headlines intersecting with a scenario that’s shockingly real: An insidious plot hatched in the old days of the Soviet Union continues to grow to fruition in the hands of a power hungry Middle East heir to the throne. At its core, a sleeper is awakened to take a prominent role in American Life. Presidential Option is a tense political thriller; an election year page-turner, where both the Presidency and the Constitution are at stake.
About The Author:
Gary Grossman is an Emmy Award-winning network television producer, a print and television journalist, and novelist. He has produced more than 9,000 television shows for 40 broadcast and cable networks including primetime specials, reality and competition series and live event telecasts.
Grossman’s producing credits include “America’s Funniest Home Videos” (ABC), “American Detective” (ABC), the immensely successful global syndicated series “Entertainment Tonight,” “The Television Academy Hall of Fame” (FOX), “Day’s End” (ABC), “Heroes for the Planet” (National Geographic Channel), “The Turnaround” (CNN), and “Wanna Bet?” (CBS) based on the long-running German ZDF series “Wettan Dass?”
He received the prestigious National Governor’s Emmy for his documentary special “Healing the Hate” (USA Network) and an Emmy for “Wolfgang Puck” (Food Network). His special “Beyond the Da Vinci Code” (History Channel) earned two national Emmy nominations, making a total of 14 Emmy nominations to date. Other producing credits include the documentary reality series “I-Witness Video” (NBC News), the entertainment special “Happy Birthday Bugs” (CBS), “American Chronicles” (FOX) with filmmaker David Lynch, and live prime time events for Fox, CBS, Fox News, CNBC, and PBS, among other networks.
Gary Grossman has been a principal in Weller/Grossman Productions, a leading independent television production company based in Los Angeles. He helped formulate, program and launch television cable networks including HGTV, Fit TV, National Geographic Channel, and The Africa Channel. His most recent collaboration is with development of ATLXTV, a sports-tier network set to premiere in 2012. In addition, he is a partner in World Media Strategies, a new International branded entertainment marketing content company that produces television specials and series for travel destinations, corporate clients and government entities including Ford, Time Magazine and Puerto Rico.
Grossman is also author of two celebrated “political reality thrillers” now available as eBooks, EXECUTIVE ACTIONS and EXECUTIVE TREASON (Diversion Books, NYC) and two acclaimed non-fiction books covering pop culture and television history – SUPERMAN: SERIAL TO CEREAL and SATURDAY MORNING TV.
Grossman taught journalism, film and television at Emerson College, Boston University, and USC and has guest lectured at colleges and universities around the United States. He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Emerson College in Boston and he serves on the Boston University Metropolitan College Advisory Board. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association.
Gary Grossman lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Helene. They have three children.
Gary Grossman is a fabulous author! I absolutely loved this novel by this superbly talented man! His skills are beyond great and his characters are highly complex. The plot line is a whirlwind of action filled suspense and intriguing mystery, and keeps you hooked from the start. By the end of the book, if you don’t already have the second book, Executive Treason, you’ll be hunting it down to jump into immediately.
With all the hoopla arising about election time, this is the perfect book to read. It’s centered around a campaign, elections and presidency. When an unexpected murder takes place, the campaign takes on a new, twisting suspense. A Service agent is sent to unravel the truth while the murder victim’s husband gains new ground in campaigns. What Roarke, the Service Agent finds, is beyond a simple assassination. What he uncovers is a plan that is beyond just a crime….it’s something that could change the world, and the people within.
From start to finish, I was lost between the pages. I was picked, thrown around, and jostled to the point of feeling as if I was the center of the story. I felt the action of the investigation, I felt the intensity of the assassination and campaigning. The plan to awaken the “sleeper”, was absolutely edge-of-your-seat gripping, and I felt every emotional moment of this thriller.
I definitely recommend this with 5 Books and two thumbs up. Grossman is an author whose ranks will rise to the top with novels like this. I can’t wait to dive into Executive Treason and get right back into the action,thrills and unknowns of a fantastic political thriller. From a new forever fan, well done Mr. Grossman!