"A superbly told political thriller"
Louisiana business mogul Titus "Buck" Fourcade reaches the
disenchanted American middle class as he runs for
president against the two parties, blaming their typical
politics for the mess the country is in. Buck leads the
polls with the incumbent Democrat President Mitchell close
behind and Republican candidate wall Jackson in the rear
in this tight race. The election results are inconclusive
as the Electoral College fails to determine the winner.
The House of Representatives make their decision when four
million buckaroos arrive in DC. Buck is the President of
the United States.
Citizens like Brookville resident Doug Murphy, normally
apathetic like much of middle-America, feel Buck is the
only hope for this country as his small town is caught in
a negative economic spiral. Hope turns into a four letter
word when Fourcade is assassinated. His supporters go
berserk rioting and looting. DC struggles with a lack of
courage, real greenbacks to pay for the emergency, and
poll data to determine what the majority of Americans want
because no one has the guts to go against the ratings.
Military occupation to quell the Fourcade revolt occurs.
Combine the intriguing elections of 92 (the Perot Factor)
and 00 (the Florida factor) and bring forth into the
millennium Huey Long, readers receive an idea of what
happens in the ONLY IN AMERICA election. The story line
is a cautionary tale warning that politics as usual is
going to turn this nation into a second hand country with
military occupation as its homeland security. Doug is a
fabulous individual who represents middle America's
everyman. This is a great dark political thriller that
forewarns of a bleak future if everything remains the same.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 22, 2003