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Shining City is an amazing novel full of insider knowledge and insights that could have only come from a writer who has been there. I don’t mean just inside the Beltway; I mean inside the places of power and justice. Combine that with a plot that pulses with the momentum of an edge-of-your-seat thriller, and Tom Rosenstiel delivers a debut that will be remembered for years.”

— MICHAEL CONNELLY, author of The Wrong Side of Goodbye

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 “Shining City is a smart, timely thriller that sends chills up your spine while capturing the verisimilitude of a ripped-from-the-headlines Supreme Court nomination process. Tom Rosenstiel is a writer to watch.”

— ALAFAIR BURKE, author of The Ex

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“At once gripping, cerebral, and eerily prescient, Shining City illuminates the darkest recesses of D.C.’s corridors of power. Tom Rosenstiel’s political machinations ring so true, you’ll wonder if he has the White House wired for sound.”

— CHRIS HOLM, author of The Killing Kind

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 “If they’d asked John Grisham to pen a season of House of Cards (not a bad idea, by the way), it would play like Shining City. Tough, smart, nuanced, and with a hammer pace....Pick up this book. Read it. You’ll love it.”

— MICHAEL HARVEY, author of Brighton

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 “Shining City couldn’t possibly be any timelier. Rosenstiel takes us behind the headlines as only an insider can with this first-rate tale of political intrigue and maneuvering. It’s so packed with authentic Washington detail, you can almost feel the humidity.”

— MATTHEW QUIRK, author of The 500 and Cold Barrel Zero

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 “Tom Rosenstiel takes readers behind the clichés and curtains of Washington power politics with the fresh and intriguing Peter Rena, a human face behind the sound bites and headlines that dominate our official politics. This is a fascinating novel about how justice is shaped in the United States.”

— JAMES GRADY, author of Six Days of the Condor and Last Days of the Condor

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"Everything you hope for when you open a novel... The lurid underbelly of Washington's political process is detailed in exquisite and startling accuracy... The writing is fast paced and exciting."

— NICOLLE WALLACE, former White House communications director and author of Madam President 

 

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