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The Capitol Game | [Brian Haig]

The Capitol Game

It was the deal of the decade, if not the century. A small, insignificant company on the edge of bankruptcy had discovered an alchemist's dream; a miraculous polymer, that when coated on any vehicle, was the equivalent of 30 inches of steel. With bloody conflicts surging in Iraq and Afghanistan, the polymer promises to save thousands of lives and change the course of both wars.
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It was the deal of the decade, if not the century. A small, insignificant company on the edge of bankruptcy had discovered an alchemist's dream; a miraculous polymer, that when coated on any vehicle, was the equivalent of 30 inches of steel. With bloody conflicts surging in Iraq and Afghanistan, the polymer promises to save thousands of lives and change the course of both wars.

Jack Wiley, a successful Wall Street banker, believes he has a found a dream come true when he mysteriously learns of this miraculous polymer. His plan: enlist the help of the Capitol Group, one of the country's largest and most powerful corporations in a quick, bloodless takeover of the small company that developed the polymer. It seems like a partnership made in heaven...until the Pentagon's investigative service begins nosing around, and the deal turns into a nightmare.

Now, Jack's back is up against the wall and he and the Capitol Group find themselves embroiled in the greatest scandal the government and corporate America have ever seen.

©2010 Brian Haig (P)2010 Random House

What the Critics Say

"Haig keeps the suspense boiling until the final twists as he reveals why and how everything unravels. Readers will be pleased by an ending that suggests clever Jack Wiley will return." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Gary West Lafayette, IN, United States 10-22-10
    Gary West Lafayette, IN, United States 10-22-10 Listener Since 2009
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    "Good Guys Win"

    I really enjoyed my first Haig. It is refreshing to see white hats and black hats with the white hats winning in the end. I found myself staying awake late and running extra errands in the car to listen to the yarn. It was a fun ride.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony spring lake, NJ, United States 01-17-11
    Anthony spring lake, NJ, United States 01-17-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Coming Soon To A Theater Near You!"

    Bravo, this is an amazing novel featuring corporate intrigue, the inner workings of the big firms that are prevalent in todays' government contracting world and a whole lot of twists and turns. This book has movie script written all over it! I must have put a few hundred extra miles on my car just trying to get to the end.

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    JerryL 12-26-10
    JerryL 12-26-10 Member Since 2007

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    "Fantastic Listen!"

    Brian Haig does a great job on this book, I would go so far as to say this is as good or better than anything Clancy, Griffin or DeMille have authored. The story line is well thought out and believable, the characters are realistic. This book is definitely one of the best I have listened to in a long time.

    This is definitely a 5 Star Plus audiobook!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John Cambridge, MD, United States 12-19-10
    John Cambridge, MD, United States 12-19-10 Member Since 2010
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    "A First Rate Story, Perfectly Presented"

    Seldom does a book keep me hanging on the edge of my chair until the very end, this one did. I have no doubt readers will be fascinated by the multiple layers, personalities, venues and professions Brian Haig weaves into this superb story. Great selection!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dennis Mazama, WA, United States 07-04-12
    Dennis Mazama, WA, United States 07-04-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Well written, short of full potential"

    First, this book will help you put miles behind you if that is what you are looking for. It is written well enough and the characters are creepy when they are supposed to be. But a real hero never rises and takes control of the book and the plot sets up a good scenario for just that champion and for that reason a few days after you finish this book you will find yourself looking at the title and trying to remember what you thought of it. I got through it and was interested in the outcome but was never pulled to it when I was not able to listen to it as I am with a really good story. It is not bad, and worth a listen if you have a credit to spare though.

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    Christine Oviedo, FL, United States 07-13-11
    Christine Oviedo, FL, United States 07-13-11 Member Since 2009
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    "A Book For the 21st Century!"

    What a compelling book. I always feel that when authors write books of this nature there is more truth than fiction. Excellent twists and turns and wonderful ending. I look forward to Mr. Haig's next book as I have read them all. Narrator Scott Brick is the best in my opinion, keep using him to tell your stories.

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    Margo New Mexico 07-04-11
    Margo New Mexico 07-04-11 Member Since 2002

    Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.

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    "Excellent Story"

    This was superbly read. Then again, Scott Brick could read the phonebook and keep me listening. Even though I had the general plot figured out about 3 hours into the book, I still found it interesting enough to continue listening. The obvious telegraphing of the good/bad guys had me leaning towards 4 starts, but I would possibly listen to this book again given how well it was read, and that is my criteria for a 5 star book.

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    Michael Weston, MO, United States 05-01-14
    Michael Weston, MO, United States 05-01-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Wow!"
    Any additional comments?

    I have to admit, the first part of this book was a little slow moving and I was having trouble seeing what some things had to do with some others....but it got moving real fast! In the end, this is one of the better books to which I have listened. I have read most of the other Brian Haig novels and this one ranks right at the top! Great story!

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    Wayne Matthews, NC, United States 08-17-13
    Wayne Matthews, NC, United States 08-17-13 Member Since 2006
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    "My first Brian Haig book.."

    but it will not be the last! The Capital Game is a wonderful story well told. Scott Brick is without peer as a narrator. I listen to more than 100 Audible books a year and am a fan of mystery/thriller books. I'm up to date on books by Vince Flynn, Lee Child, Brad Thor, Ben Coes, Michael Connelly, Nelson DeMille, Lisa Gardner, Karin Slaughter, David Baldacci, Alex Berenson, Bob Mayer, Brett Battles, Catherine Coulter, C. J. Box, Daniel Silva, Jeffrey Archer, Jo Nesbo, John Sanford, Ken Follett, Tom Clancy, Michael Korota, Olen Steinhauer, and Particia Cornwell, so was looking for a new author. Haig's joint project with Vince Flynn pointed the way to him.

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    John Oak Park, IL, United States 03-08-13
    John Oak Park, IL, United States 03-08-13 Member Since 2008
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    "bad guys in the Capitol get what they deserve"

    This is the perfect novel for people fed up with sleaze in Washington. Enjoyable and meaningful.

    John Christmas, author of "Democracy Society"

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