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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 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.

©1972 Ross Thomas. Recorded by arrangement with The Mysterious Press.com, LLC. (P)2013 HighBridge Company

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"A first-rate political novel of manners . . . the pace is superb, the plot brilliantly intricate, the dialogue crackling and witty." (National Review)

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