Access To Power

Access To Power Three weeks before a crucial senatorial election a man is gunned down execution style in a D C office Police are quick to call it a case of robbery gone bad but Frank Miles suspects something far si

  • Title: Access To Power
  • Author: RobertEllis
  • ISBN: 9780786014538
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • Three weeks before a crucial senatorial election, a man is gunned down execution style in a D.C office Police are quick to call it a case of robbery gone bad, but Frank Miles suspects something far sinister behind the murder of his business partner.Washington s most feared image maker, Frank s ruthless media manipulation has earned him countless admirersd justThree weeks before a crucial senatorial election, a man is gunned down execution style in a D.C office Police are quick to call it a case of robbery gone bad, but Frank Miles suspects something far sinister behind the murder of his business partner.Washington s most feared image maker, Frank s ruthless media manipulation has earned him countless admirersd just as many enemies Now, for the first time in his life, Frank s met his match in a shadowy schemer as clever as himself but far lethal.As the body count rises, Frank becomes the U.S Attorney s chief suspect and a cunning killer s next target From the underground tunnels networking Capitol Hill to the dome high above, his race for the truth and his life will bring him face to face with power at its deadliest extremes where winning isn t everything s the only thing.

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    1. While I usually really enjoy political thrillers, this one I just couldn't get into. Still on my Kindle, so maybe I'll revisit it and try again.

    2. PROTAGONIST: Frank Miles, media consultantSETTING: Washington, DCRATING: 3.75WHY: Frank Miles' partner in their media consultancy business, Woody, is murdered in their offices. The police chalk it up to a robbery gone bad, but it is really something much worse. Frank will resort to anything to support the political campaigns of his clients--fake news, dirty tricks and more. The character of the candidate doesn't matter in the least. When people aspire to higher office, the gloves are off. A well [...]

    3. Politics is something I follow on a daily basis, now more than ever as I watch our constitution be ripped to shreds. Because of 24 hour news coverage, we are now witness to the in's and outs of dirty politics non-stop. The result is desensitization. What used to be morally wrong or even criminal is now acceptable or worse politically correct. The goal for those aspiring to run our government is power, and they will do whatever it takes to get there. Lie, steal, sabotage, manipulate, or murder an [...]

    4. this is another that would have got three and a half stars not three, but not quite up to four.I had read a Ellis book previously and enjoyed it a lotis one wasnt quite as good, I think some of that is due to the fact that I dont have a clue how the politics work in my own country, let alone anyone elses.It was quite slow to start, or at least as they set up the case, with first few murders, and named all the clients and characters, I found it easy to put down and forget about.When it came into [...]

    5. This was a good political thriller with a solid plot line, and it would have rated 4 stars from me if the misogyny weren't so pervasive. I really don't need to know how voluptuous a woman's breasts are every new time she enters a room, nor do I need a detailed description of essentially how much whatever man is in the particular scene wants to bang the woman he's speaking with. It was very clear that, despite the intent of the author to make several of the women competent, intelligent profession [...]

    6. Politics is deadlyA campaign for the Senate seat in Virginia turns into the most amazing murder and dirty tricks show ever seen.The entire process seems to be nasty and if not criminal then immoral. Its a very well written story that had me so involved that I lost track of time. You will never listen to or watch political candidates ads on the media again without wondering if they are real or imagined.

    7. I love this book! If you are one for thrillers, you will not be disappointed.Robert Ellis paints such a visceral picture of his characters in action that you very soon forget that you are reading, and enter the adventure with him.I hate giving away the plot, so try it for yourself. I read it straight through without pause.Excellent!

    8. New Author Strikes Gold!One word: WOW!!!!! As Hannibal said on the A-Team, I love it when a plan comes together! Riveting and spellbinding, I couldn't put it down. Going to definitely read more by Robert Ellis.

    9. Starts and stopsFast paced in the beginningSlows in the middle . Then makes your heart race the rest of the time. Dividing most of the time. A bit confusing at first with two characters having names sounding so similar. Randolph and Raymond.

    10. Keeps you guessingStarts off slow and picks up speed. Couldn't wait to turn the page. Usually able to guess who did it but not this time!

    11. Access to Power by Robert EllisFrank Miles ran a successful publicity agency specializing in political clients. It is a cutthroat business, and Frank knows how to make the business get results, no matter how he needs to do it.Mel Merdock, from Texas, wants to be the next senator in Virginia. He is willing to move to Virginia in order to obtain his goal. As it turns out, Mel Merdock is willing to do far more than just relocate in order to get what he wants, but he is unwilling to tell Frank, or a [...]

    12. Access to PowerAfter reading a couple of Ellis' recent releases, I looked for other books he's written and found this one. It is his debut novel, released in 2001. Any concerns I had about it being dated were quickly put to rest, however. This book is even more relevant now than when it was written fifteen years ago. Frank Miles is a D.C. image maker at the top, a partner at Miles, Darrow & Associates, and he has the President as a friend and a client. He also has Mel Merdock, a wealthy Virg [...]

    13. I selected this book because, although written over ten years ago, its central critique of political spin doctors still resonates. It brings home the reality of the nasty ins and outs of the spin doctors' world, and is particularly riveting around this. The plot around the murderer's identity, and the interaction with the political and police states, works in the conspiracy vein, though some of the police procedure work isn't as strong as by other writers. Good pace throughout the book. Am glad [...]

    14. This was probably a very accurate look into the grimy world of politics and the dirty tricks political agents get up to to get their man elected. It was well written and kept me guessing. My problem was that I couldn't really warm to the main character, a political agent who got as down and dirty as the rest of them.By the time he found himself on the receiving end of some of the nasty stuff and was fighting for his reputation and even his life, he was having a crisis of conscience and I liked h [...]

    15. This was good, man. I struggled for a bit, but I never know if that's truly a book's fault or just a lifestyle thing. I dig the way Ellis writes. It's taut and all that. There's a touch of misogyny. I'm not saying I like that, just noticing. It's kind of like a good ol' boy novel or something. Frank is an unlikely hard case - he's a PR guy, but somehow he muscles through, getting a bit less sleazy and a little tougher as he goes. Hard to really like anyone in this book, though I'm not sure I nee [...]

    16. This book is a window into the corruption, lies, and deceit that is national politics and although fiction, really illuminates just how far our country has slid in ethics and morality.The characters in the book are fictitious but when I read it, in my mind's eye I was thinking about all the associates of the Clintons which either died under mysterious circumstances or committed suicide under equally mind boggling circumstances.I recommend this book to anyone who wants a look into the bowels of A [...]

    17. Note: I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.I really enjoy these types of stories. Sure, they often follow a certain formula, but that's OK. I don't think I've ever listened to one quite like this, though, with the main protagonist being a political adviser/consultant. So that was new and interesting. Anyway, it was enjoyable and there was never a dull moment. The narrator did a solid job as well. Kept me pulled in to what was going on.

    18. Huh?!?!First time reading Robert Ellistely not the last. The book took me by surprise; I was totally absorbed within 5 pages, lost in the characters with absolutely no desire to second guess their actions or try to figure out plots or sub plots. This, to me, is what enjoying a good book really means. Caught myself saying things like " I totally didn't see that coming", and "OMG, you gotta be kidding me!" Both DH and our cat kept looking at me wondering what's going on. READ THE BOOK, you won't b [...]

    19. This is the 4th Robert Ellis book I've read in the last month. It was published in 2001 but has an uncanny resemblance to the current election of 2012. A murder mystery that takes place in Washington, DC; a political scandal of corruption, wealth and deceit about a senatorial race with candidate from Texas who is moving to the state of VA because a senate seat is up for grabs. IF he wins, he will move there. He is filthy rich, has no platform and will stop at nothing to get access to power.

    20. Very entertaining story. Well constructed thriller with lots of action and suspense. I find some of the descriptive parts (clothing, setting, etc) a bit distracting, but it didn't take away from the excellent plot and satisfying finale.Being a bit of a political junkie, I really like stories with in this genre. The author obviously knows this environment well and works the story perfectly around the political arena with lots of twists and turns.Highly recommended.

    21. Story begins in the midst of an election for US Senator. Frank Miles is a media consultant for one of the candidates. First half of the book very interesting, demonstrating how the spin doctors use the power of the media to manipulate public opinion. People are murdered and the suspect becomes Frank.The second half of the book tended to drag and in some parts was far fetched.Not a totally bad read, but upon completion I felt somewhat disappointed.

    22. Very good writing !!!This was a fun book to read . The only suggestion that i have to the author is to make his character names more distinct so it's easier to relate and when switching scenes give us a hint or atleast separate with something else the book jumps scenes quite often and sometimes you get lost. But overall the plot was good and was fun to read !!!

    23. Very enjoyable political thrillerA very engaging story that became more interesting the more I read on. The backdrop of political campaigns and dirty tactics added to the intrigue. Although it's not really clear how the title of the book aligns with the storyline, this was still great fun to read.

    24. Very well written and well paced. This is an unusual political corruption book heavily laced with murders and questions concerning the motives for same. The writing is truly professional and the plot , although a bit over the top(ok, maybe heavily over) has many twists and uncertainties that make it a worthy political mystery

    25. Power at it's deadliest.D.C. thriller, window into the inner workings of campaigns, manipulative liars, media consultants, lobbies and special interest groups. This book makes Watergate just a basic training. All we can do just vote one of the lesser evils, and watch rich getting richer.

    26. loved this book. very timely as we are in the middle of a political race the book touches on the ins and outs of running a campaign (with all its dirty little secrets). would highly recommend this one.

    27. You know, I think I just don't care so much for novels based on politics. This story was good. I liked the characters. There were twists and surprises that I did not see coming. I should have liked it more.

    28. Just finished LATE last night, or should I say this morning. Couldn't put it down until I was done. Ellis' books have as much or more "meat" than Grisham, yet not the notariety he deserves. Can't wait to start another Ellis book! Great read!

    29. Definitely a slow start so it takes a bit of a commitment to get in to but once it pick up steam, it doesn't stop. Seams mildly predictable which leads to the slowness but full of twists and turns. Can't wait to read other thing by Ellis.

    30. Very entertaining book. Quick read. Flows easily. Plot not to deep and character development was superficial. But still, author did a good job weaving a good story. Good job and recommend you pick up a copy and read it.

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