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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: Ross Thomas Narrator: Brian Holsopple Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2014 ISBN: 9781622310746
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Born to a steelworker but harboring theatrical aspirations, Donald Cubbin grew up tempted by two careers. A Hollywood scout finally notices him, but Cubbin has already taken a job with the local union boss. He’s always regretted that decision—especially now.

After decades of climbing the ranks, Cubbin runs the show as the union’s president. An election looms, and his opponent proves to be a dangerously loose cannon. Cubbin has made dozens of enemies over the years, and one has just engaged a hired killer. The fight for Cubbin’s job starts with muckraking—but could end in murder.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ross Thomas is without peer in American suspense.”

    Los Angeles Times  

  • “A first-rate political novel of manners…the pace is superb, the plot brilliantly intricate, the dialogue crackling and witty.”

    National Review

  • “What Elmore Leonard does for crime in the streets, Ross Thomas does for crime in the suites.”

    Village Voice  

  • “Donald Cubbin has been a successful and notorious union boss for decades, but, faced with a formidable (and dirty) rival, he may find this latest election to be his last…Set against a backdrop of corruption, this gritty tale of labor and power unfolds through the actions of a number of interconnected players. As with any good satire, heroes are hard to find, but characters abound. Holsopple captures each one with uniqueness, avoiding undue sentimentality while allowing the shifts in power and motives to unfold naturally. As the story spans decades and crisscrosses the US, Holsopple remains present and anchored.”


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About the Author
Author Ross Thomas

Ross Thomas (1926–1995) was an American writer of crime fiction and is best known for his witty political thrillers. He won two Edgar Awards and was posthumously honored with the inaugural Gumshoe Lifetime Achievement Award.

About the Narrator

Brian Holsopple has been in the voice-over and audio business for more than twenty years. His commercial client list includes Discover Channel, Virginia Lottery, and City Bank of Texas, among others. A winner of the 2007 Publisher’s Weekly Audiobook Award, he has narrated books for Arthur C. Clarke, Henry Wiencek, and Jay Rubenstein.