Whoa! In the light of current election events, The Election is a timely
(and mind blowing) novel containing fictionalized behind the curtain dealings of two people running for Texas governor. It is scary because these kind of underhanded happenings occur and are all too prevalent in the trek to office.
The novel traces the election road by Senator Blake Buchanan and Texas Attorney General General Striker. Blake is a fine man of character who slides into a short affair with a former girlfriend. Striker is a brash, media loving, almost totally unprincipled candidate with campaign managers willing to go deep to get any dirt on Blake. The dirt they find isn’t the dirt Blake knows and things spiral away from winning.