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Purple Dots by Jim Lehrer
Book DescriptionCharles Avenue Henderson claims to want nothing more than to relax in rural West Virginia with his beloved wife Mary Jane and live the genteel life of a successful bed-and-breakfast proprietor. But readers of Lehrer's Blue Hearts will know that Henderson can turn at the drop of a hat from the lovely dinners of Rappahannock oysters with sweet potatoes allumettes to his old tricks as a CIA agent whenever he or someone he cares about is in trouble. In Purple Dots, it is Henderson's longtime friend and CIA protege Joshua Bennett who is threatened by a group of senators seeking to derail his nomination as director of the CIA. Purple Dots is both a page turning thriller and something of a spoof of the thriller genre. Henderson, our hero, gathers together all of his retired CIA friends in order to launch a counteroffensive against the senators and their efforts are sometimes ridiculously over the top. As with Blue Hearts and the Last Debate, Lehrer takes the reader on another tour of Washington with all of its vanities and local curiosities exposed. And the search for the famous and mysterious purple dot, the ultimate Washington perk, continues...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781586480325
(210mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 9-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jim Lehrer
Blue Hearts, Paperback (August 2001)
This thriller, set among the power players and permanent establishment of Washington D.C., involves two men who once shared a CIA mission. Years later, when one approaches the other and suggests they let out some of yesterday's secrets, lives are put at risk and dormant "spook" skills are tested.
Special Prisoner, Paperback (April 2001)
John Watson suffered an almost indescribably brutal POW experience under a camp commandant dubbed "the Hyena." Years later the now Bishop Watson, comes into contact with a man he believes to be the Hyena and must struggle with an anger and a desire for vengeance he thought he had long put aside.
Last Debate, Paperback (August 2000)
This is a fictional look into the brutal truths of American presidential politics and journalism.
White Widow, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Jim Lehrer
For the first time in paperback: the New York Times best-selling novel of passion and self-destruction in small-town Texas, by the admired anchor of PBS's NewsHour
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Author Biography - Jim Lehrer
Jim Lehrer began his career as a newspaper reporter, political columnist, and editor in Dallas, Texas. Since 1975, he has been a news anchor at PBS, where he is currently the anchor and executive director of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." Lehrer has won numerous awards for journalism, including most recently the 1999 National Humanities Medal.
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