THE WASHINGTON DECREE is featured in this week’s giveaway

This week, CrimeSpree and  Friday Reads Facebook page  are offering copies of THE WASHINGTON DECREE by Jussi Adler-Olsen

“The president has gone way too far. . . . These are practically dictatorial methods we’re talking about.” 

Sixteen years before Democratic Senator Bruce Jansen was elected president of the United States, a PR stunt brought together five very different people: fourteen-year-old Dorothy “Doggie” Rogers, small-town sheriff T. Perkins, single mother Rosalie Lee, well-known journalist John Bugatti, and the teenage son of one of Jansen’s employees, Wesley Barefoot. In spite of their differences, the five remain bonded by their shared experience and devotion to their candidate.

For Doggie, who worked the campaign trail with Wesley, Jansen’s election is a personal victory: a job in the White House, proof to her Republican father that she was right to support Jansen, and the rise of an intelligent, clear-headed leader with her same ideals. But the triumph is short-lived: Jansen’s pregnant wife is assassinated on election night, and the alleged mastermind behind the shooting is none other than Doggie’s own father.

When Jansen ascends to the White House, he is a changed man, determined to end gun violence by any means necessary. Rights are taken away as quickly as weapons. International travel becomes impossible. Checkpoints and roadblocks destroy infrastructure. The media is censored. Militias declare civil war on the government. The country is in chaos, and Jansen’s former friends each find themselves fighting a very different battle, for themselves, their rights, their country . . . and, in Doggie’s case, the life of her father, who just may be innocent.

 

 

About the author

Author Jussi Adler-Olsen (b. 1950) began to write novels in the 1990s after a comprehensive career as publisher, editor, film composer for the Valhalla-cartoon and as bookseller.
He made his debut with the thriller “Alfabethuset” (1997), which reached bestseller status both in Denmark and internationally just like his subsequent novels “And She Thanked the Gods” (prev. “The Company Basher”) (2003) and “The Washington Decree” (2006). In 2007 he launched the series on Department Q featuring Deputy Superintendent Carl Mørck of which there are seven books so far. Jussi Adler-Olsen has received numerous awards from all over the world.

Nordisk Film has obtained the rights for adaptation of the other six novels in the Department Q-series.

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Winners will be chosen January th.