Leonard Downie Jr.: The Rules of the Game A novel



Ould be redeemed but that was too much to hope for I stopped reading this book at about 50 75 pages because it seemed like it was written from a formula insert subplot here and a new character there let there be a predictable affair here and a surprise character behavior there I was looking forward to reading about the background politics and intrigues in Washington DC I gave up when the stilted nature of the story idn t go away Although The Rules of the Game is classified as a mystery it is mainly a story that is political in natureSarah Page is a reporter for the Washington Capital who is trying to make it big in the newspaper business She begins to work on a story that will uncover the political and financial corruption in the United States GovernmentSusan Cameron who has just been elected Vic President of the United States finds herself the first woman President when the President iesSarah finds herself enmeshed in a story of political and financial corruption and becomes privy to certain people who may or may not be trying to help her Pat Scully is in hiding because of what he knows and only communicates with Sarah via the Internet Chris Collins a congressman is assisting her in the investigation but Sarah is not too sure where his loyalty liesThe story is a little representative of what could be happening in government today How much money is siphoned off by ifferent agencies and what these monies paying for Who can you trust who can t you trustIf you are looking for something a little Major Westhavens Unwilling Ward (Hh different in the mystery category The Rules of the Game will be an excellent choice It isifferent from most mysteries in that it uses intrigue corruption lies and Major Westhavens Unwilling Ward deceit instead of guns knives and beatings to get its point acrossLeonard Downs Jr knows of what he speaks he has spent over 17 years as executiveirector of The Washington Post I enjoyed reading this book It was a good fiction book about political rama in Washington DC I liked the variety of characters in it I hope to read books by this author I got this book from the book exchange at the store that I have coffee E job when her predecessor ies in the White House is confronted with what Sarah has found the scheming of her top aides and her own political survival come into conflict with her How to Disappear duty to the countryNo one knows about Washington its inner workings and secrets than Leonard Downie Jr And no novel has better captured the tensions among business interests politicians and the press or the morally ambiguous ways in which all three really work The Rules of the Game is a riveting and searingeb.

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Enjoyable read although at times I wasn t exactly sure what was going own The characters were believable although the protagonist spent too much time not listening to her inner voice Immaturity perhaps but isappointing Love the idea of a female president although not sure why author had to A Guide to Americas Sex Laws dis her near the end after building her up so much MAY CONTAIN SPOILERSRead just after Alexandra Berzon of LV Sun won as part of team the public service Pulitzer for coverage of constructioneaths at CityCenter in LV and on LV StripMain character is a young aggressive woman reporter at Washington Capital Downie is former editor at WashPost which won many Pulitzers Agewise during his tenureSarah Page is the heroine who uncovers corruption almost gets killed several times gets stymied on several stories by the female US president herselfIn one case the president announces the gist of Page s research at a press conference to make the administration look good In another the president successfully suelches a source s ambivalence who had been thinking of going on the record w Page about a scandal in the president s pastStory harks back toynamic female candidate and elderly presidential candidate in McCain Palin GOP ticket in 2008 race It also uses the W Bush administration era as the setting into which the new woman president steps She becomes pres by untimely eath of her pres running mate ue to a fall caused by his unpublicized Parkinson s A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World disease Two stars is probably too generous Why is Downie s prose so leaden and pedestrian He retired from editing the Washington Post to write crap liks this The plot iseeply ordinary even by crappy thriller standards Will a slutty young investigative reporter who mysteriously wears the same sexy sleeveless black Anthropology as Cultural Critique dress on every singleate and interview sleep with every single one of her sources on the way to uncovering bribery corruption and murder reaching the highest levels of government No just 90% of them the heterosexual male ones You can tell that Downie knows a lot about Washington politics and lobbyists and all of the smarmy slimy people that. From Leonard Downie Jr longtime editor of The Washington Post an eye opening novel of corruption Anyone deception and intrigue in our nation’s capitalSarah Page a rising star at the Washington Capital has been assigned to cover theark world of politics and money in Washington But when she begins to investigate an influential lobbyist and his clients she realizes that little is what it seems As Sarah igs eeper one of her sources is murdered and others isappear She herself is the target of.

Make politiciansThe story is meant to be a thriller and there are some interesting moments but sometimes gets too bogged own in trying to get it real over building a story Let s be clear newspaper critics like books written by newspaper editors about newspaper reporting With that filter in place critics agreed that this smart Battleground Chicago debut novel provides an engrossing take on Washington politics Downie s years of experience at the Washington Post and as a Washington insider give the novel an authenticity from the setting to the characters all of whom seem to play by their own rules rarely found in the genre But it is Downie s first work of fiction and a few reviewers noted the contrivances unsophisticated prose and somewhat predictable story lines Still they were than willing to overlook these minor flaws and praise the book as substantive and entertaining than most a gripping political thriller that will make one hell of a movie Philadelphia InuirerThis is an excerpt from a review published in Bookmarks magazine I wasn t into this one at first but then it s inevitable that you getrawn into the Albert Camus drama and the plot and realize that something like this isefinitely happening in our real life political sphere I was embarrassed for the male author and how he wrote his female protagonist and her romances etc But that s nothing new with male authors Awful book to pick up just AFTER you ve finished one of the best novels you ve ever read oh well I was interested in this after a Fresh Air interview with the author and I will say the premise and political intrigue could have made a wonderful story But Downie is a really bad writer Probably a great journalist but not a novelist Stilted language leaves that flutter gently men that are burly AND big horrible Bitter Choices dialogue plot contrivances that were just too much to take for instance the older seasoned journalist and perhaps enemy of our heroine calls her in the middle of the night for relationship advice for instance the black journalist calls everyone honey sugar and girl how else would we know she s black I kept at it thinking something A car bomb and a late night caller warns that she is jeopardizing national security And while she isetermined to pursue the story wherever it leads her own romantic indiscretions leave her vulnerableSarah is helped by Pat Scully an evasive cryptic source in hiding; Kit Morgan a ubiuitous presence in the national security community whose employer remains a mystery; and Chris Collins a cooperative congressman whose motives are obscure When President Susan Cameron suddenly thrust into th.