New Political Thriller from Author Alan Weber Exposes Politicians’ Bag of Dirty Tricks
The next great American novel has arrived. In the footsteps of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and “The Manchurian Candidate” comes “The Wedge,” a tale of political allegory, insight, and intrigue.
Steven Wellstone is a political scientist who is so frustrated with the way politicians use wedge issues, scapegoats, distractions, and lies to divide and manipulate the public to their benefit come election time, that he decides to do the unthinkable.
He becomes one. In a plan to expose just how vulnerable the electorate is to political manipulation, Wellstone intends to use every dirty trick in the politician’s magic bag, develop a following and then expose the truth. But as with many a ‘best laid plan’…things don’t quite work out according to said plan. Funny, infuriating, heart-wrenching, enlightening, poetic, thrilling, provocative and full of unexpected twists, The Wedge is a must-read, particularly as the pre-election madness begins to build.
About the Author: Alan M. Weber has been published under this, his real name, and under a pseudonym. His most recent published work is a children’s book on war titled “Not for Hurting”. He has also written and published a multimedia memoir with universal themes, an essay in Education Digest on “The Misdirection of Modern American Education,” and poetry. He has been a college professor for a quarter century, holding an undergraduate degree in political science and a graduate degree in education.
THE WEDGE (ISBN: 978-1-51163-127-3) is available for $10.99 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: https://www.createspace.com or at Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com.
Midwest Book Review
“Small Press Bookwatch”
October, 2015 edition
Alan M. Weber
9781511631273, $10.99 pbk / $4.99 Kindle, 132 pp
Synopsis: In the footsteps of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” and “The Manchurian Candidate” comes The Wedge, a novel of political allegory, insight and intrigue. It centers on Steven Wellstone, a political scientist who becomes so frustrated with his efforts to expose the deceit and corruption in the political system that he decides to do the unthinkable. Only things don’t quite work out as he had planned….
Critique: What extremes are necessary to break out of gridlock, or purge corruption from politics? To what lengths can one fight the system without perpetrating something even worse? A saga of high-stakes tension, unlikely gambits, and one man’s efforts to bring change at any cost, The Wedge will keep the reader guessing to the very end. Highly recommended.
November, 2015 Edition
9781511631273, $10.99, 132 pp