The Washington Decree: A Novel

By Jussi Adler-Olsen
Translated by Steve Schein
Read by Jason Culp

22.39 Hours 08/07/2018 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780525594284

The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Department Q series is back, with a terrifyingly relevant stand-alone novel about an America in chaos. "The president has gone way too far. These are practically dictatorial methods we're talking about. . . ." Sixteen years before Democratic Senator Bruce Jansen was elected president of the United States, a PR stunt brought together five very different people: fourteen-year-old Dorothy "Doggie" Rogers, small-town sheriff T. Perkins, single mother Rosalie Lee, well-known journalist John Bugatti, and the teenaged son of one of Jansen's employees, Wesley Barefoot. In spite of their differences, the five remain bonded by their shared experience and devotion to their candidate (with Doggie and Wesley integral players in the campaign team that elevated Jansen to the Oval Office). For Doggie, Jansen's election is a personal victory: A job in the White House with Wesley. Proof to her Republican father that she was right to support Jansen. The rise of an intelligent, clear-headed leader with her same ideals. But the triumph is short-lived: Jansen's pregnant wife is assassinated on election night, and the alleged mastermind behind the shooting is none other than Doggie's own father. When Jansen ascends to the White House, he is a changed man, determined to end gun violence by any means necessary. Rights are taken away as quickly as weapons. International travel becomes impossible. Checkpoints and roadblocks destroy infrastructure. The media is censored. Militias declare civil war on the government. The country is in chaos, and Jansen's former friends each find themselves fighting a very different battle, for themselves, their rights, their country . . . and, in Doggie's case, the life of her father, who just may be innocent. A breakneck thriller filled with action, conspiracies, and deadly consequences, The Washington Decree is a timely, all-too-real look at the dark side of American politics.

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Summary

Summary

The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Department Q series is back, with a terrifyingly relevant stand-alone novel about an America in chaos.

"The president has gone way too far. These are practically dictatorial methods we're talking about. . . ."

Sixteen years before Democratic Senator Bruce Jansen was elected president of the United States, a PR stunt brought together five very different people: fourteen-year-old Dorothy "Doggie" Rogers, small-town sheriff T. Perkins, single mother Rosalie Lee, well-known journalist John Bugatti, and the teenaged son of one of Jansen's employees, Wesley Barefoot. In spite of their differences, the five remain bonded by their shared experience and devotion to their candidate (with Doggie and Wesley integral players in the campaign team that elevated Jansen to the Oval Office).

For Doggie, Jansen's election is a personal victory: A job in the White House with Wesley. Proof to her Republican father that she was right to support Jansen. The rise of an intelligent, clear-headed leader with her same ideals. But the triumph is short-lived: Jansen's pregnant wife is assassinated on election night, and the alleged mastermind behind the shooting is none other than Doggie's own father.

When Jansen ascends to the White House, he is a changed man, determined to end gun violence by any means necessary. Rights are taken away as quickly as weapons. International travel becomes impossible. Checkpoints and roadblocks destroy infrastructure. The media is censored. Militias declare civil war on the government. The country is in chaos, and Jansen's former friends each find themselves fighting a very different battle, for themselves, their rights, their country . . . and, in Doggie's case, the life of her father, who just may be innocent.

A breakneck thriller filled with action, conspiracies, and deadly consequences, The Washington Decree is a timely, all-too-real look at the dark side of American politics.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A tantalizing and timely premise makes this political thriller one of those all-too-real scenarios that leave you thinking once you’re done. Spicy, smart, and entertaining.” Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

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Author Bio: Jussi Adler-Olsen

Jussi Adler-Olsen is Denmark’s #1 crime writer. His books routinely top the bestseller lists in Europe and have sold more than sixteen million copies around the world. His many prestigious Nordic crime-writing awards include the Glass Key Award, also won by Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø, Stieg Larsson, and Peter Høeg.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 22.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English