Big Guns: A Novel by Steve Israel

By Steve Israel

From Steve Israel, the congressman-turned-novelist who writes “in the full-tilt kind of Carl Hiaasen” (The Washington Post), comes a comic book story concerning the powerful firearm undefined, a small manhattan city, and Washington politics.

When Chicago’s Mayor Michael Rodriguez begins a countrywide crusade to prohibit handguns from America’s towns, cities, and villages, Otis Cogsworth, the rich chairman and CEO of Cogsworth foreign hands concerns in regards to the results on his corporation. In reaction he and lobbyist Sunny McCarthy persuade an Arkansas congressman to introduce federal laws mandating that each American needs to personal a firearm. occasions quickly escalate.

Asabogue’s Mayor Lois Leibowitz passes an ordinance to prohibit weapons within the town—right in Otis Cogsworth’s yard. Otis retaliates via orchestrating a bear in mind election opposed to Lois and Jack Steele, a wealthy city resident, runs opposed to her. even if the election is for the mayor of a village on big apple, Steele brings within the massive weapons of yankee politics to defeat Lois: political experts, large PACs, and celebrities. quickly, millions of pro-gun and anti-gun partisans descend on Asabogue, in addition to an collection of seriously armed rightwing militias and the nationwide information media. Bucolic Asabogue turns into a tinderbox. in the meantime, Washington politicians in either events are stuck among a powerful gun foyer whose help they want for reelection and the absurdity of requiring that each American with waivers for kids below age 4 hold a gun. What ensues is a discomfiting, hilarious indictment of the country of yank politics.

Former ny Congressman, Steve Israel has firsthand wisdom of the cynicism and corruption on the middle of our political method. Big Guns will make you snicker, will make you indignant, and may make you think that as you turn the pages swifter and speedier to determine what occurs next.

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