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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart Stevens Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9780735287839
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In this election caper from a leading political operative and commentator, a cynical campaign manager finds his family skeletons coming out of the closet on the eve of the convention.

New Orleans, July 2016. It’s hot and sticky, and JD Callahan is fighting the campaign of his life. His candidate, the sitting vice president, is neck and neck with an anti-immigrant, right-wing populist as the Republicans head into their first brokered convention in decades. Callahan, a New Orleans native without much affection for his hometown, is frantically trying to coordinate the convention and round up delegates when his estranged brother shows up, asks for an inconvenient favor, and threatens to reveal embarrassing family secrets if JD says no. Soon after, a series of bombs set off a mass panic and tilts the convention toward the vice president’s law-and-order opponent. As JD scrambles to contain the damage, he finds himself contending with a sexy, gun-toting local gossip columnist, an FBI agent convinced that JD is cynical enough to set the bombs himself, and a host of family secrets.

The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear is a hilarious, sharply entertaining whodunit and a knowing satire of our political culture.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Vivid, fresh, and funny. The characters are nuanced, the dialogue zings, and the bracing breeze of authenticity gusts from every page.”

    Mark Halperin, New York Times bestselling author

  • [A] suspenseful satire… It’s old-school politics with a caustic jambalaya of trouble… Set in the very near future, this fun romp through high-stakes politics plays in interesting parallels to the antics of the current 2016 presidential race. Booklist
  • “Stuart Stevens is that rare authorial animal: a political novelist who actually understands politics, who appreciates how the ambition to run the country both shapes and warps character, and who can lay it all down on the page with verve and aplomb.”

    John Heilemann, New York Times bestselling author

  • “[An] inside scoop on the kooky backstory of American politics…Stevens has assembled all the accoutrements for a crazy political novel.”

    Washington Post

  • “[A] suspenseful satire…It’s old-school politics with a caustic jambalaya of trouble…[A] fun romp through high-stakes politics.”


  • “J. D.‘s rueful, acerbic commentaries…make up the best part of this fast-paced carnival of bile, guile, and blow-ups.”

    Kirkus Reviews
  • “You can almost feel the muggy Louisiana air while listening to narrator Dan John Miller’s Southern accent. And the little chuckle he gives while delivering certain lines is exactly what you’d expect from a smarmy Southern politico…[And] his soft tone and high-pitched accent make it easy to picture the sweet Southern belles that these women try to appear to be.”


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About the Author

Stuart Stevens is the author of six previous books, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Esquire, and Outside, among other publications. He has written extensively for television shows, including Northern Exposure, Commander in Chief, and K Street. For twenty-five years, he was the lead strategist and media consultant for some of the nation’s toughest political campaigns. He attended Colorado College; Pembroke College, Oxford; Middlebury College; and UCLA film school. He is a former fellow of the American Film Institute.

About the Narrator

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.