Lewiston, Maine (PressExposure) July 02, 2008 -- If the thrill of political battle turns you on, you will want to read "Dirt: An American Campaign."
If politics disgust you and you believe the whole lot of them are crooks, liars and cheats, you will want to read "Dirt: An American Campaign." Introducing Gov. Frank F. Cotton, a man with his share of secrets. He is a strong contender for the Republican nomination but now one fit of madness threatens to unravel his ambitions. His son, insane with grief, has removed the corpse of his bride from the cemetery and disappeared with her. In the red hot days of the presidential primaries, such a sordid affair could spell ruin for the presidential hopeful.
Gov. Cotton will not let it happen.
Enter Thomas Cashman, a mercenary with a world of secrets all his own. His mission is to find young Calvin Cotton and his stiffening bride before the world learns of the grisly grave robbery. To help in the search, Thomas will enlist the aid of washed up novelist Billy Baylor to help understand what motivates the deranged young man he seeks.
Secrets unravel as the unlikely pair sets off on a hunt for a man whose only sin was loving his dead wife.
The hunt for Calvin Cotton will wind down the same treacherous paths followed by the presidential hopefuls on their march through the primaries. And the twists and turns in "Dirt: An American Campaign" will not end until they reach the gates of the White House.
By then, there will be dirt on everybody's hands.
Mark LaFlamme, Maine's 2006 Journalist of the Year, lays bare the greed, corruption and betrayal that drives the political machine.