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Thursday, December 30, 2021

The sun, the moon, and the truth... Honorable Profession: A Novel of American Politics by Andy Kutler


This is a book about the toxicity and dysfunction in our current political system, and what hope we might have for the future. I drew large pieces of the story from my own past professional experience in the Secret Service and on Capitol Hill. (Andy Kutler)



Description:

Release Date: December 30th, 2021

A cynical, former federal agent in Las Vegas. 
His idealistic daughter. 
And the cutthroat world of presidential politics. 

Honorable Profession: A Novel of American Politics is a compelling, hopeful story of a cynical former Secret Service agent and his idealistic daughter as they follow a longshot candidate into the perilous arena of presidential politics.

After resigning from his agency under an ethical cloud, 46-year-old Dan Cahill commits himself to rebuilding his relationship with Megan, the college-aged daughter in Las Vegas he has long neglected. She persuades a reluctant Cahill to join the student-led campaign of a popular professor competing in the Nevada presidential primary against impossible odds. As they face powerful forces conspiring to clear the field, Cahill's deep-seated disdain for electoral politics collides with Megan's higher ideals. Each of their faiths are tested by political allies and adversaries, all desperate for victory, no matter the costs.

Crafted by award-winning author Andy Kutler, Honorable Profession is an absorbing, modern-day political drama filled with authentic and indelible characters, each struggling with their own loyalties and principles as they duel with unscrupulous rivals and the meaning of public service.

EXCERPT

Her eyes were pleading. “You have to win next week. Let me help you.”

“You are helping me, Hope. And I appreciate your good intentions. Your passion to fix what ails your brother, desperate for any solution, I’ve been there. I know what that pain in your heart feels like. But I didn’t get into this race to destroy others. I never wanted to be in a competition among rivals and enemies. I wanted to be in a competition of ideas. Ours are better, that I am certain of. And if this election proves I’m the wrong messenger, I want to see an army of others, like you, who will carry our movement forward. And make the Cure Initiative a reality.”

Hope stood, unenthusiastic, but at least offering a grudging nod as she lifted her tripod again.

Walter smiled at her. “Your integrity, my dear, and my conscience, will remain intact. But fear not, the Vice President will one day learn the same inescapable lesson I am now experiencing.”

“What’s that?”

“As the Buddhists say, there are three things that cannot long stay hidden. The sun, the moon, and the truth.”

About the author:
Andy Kutler is a writer and author of two award-winning novels, The Batter’s Box and The Other Side of Life. Andy has also written extensively for The Huffington Post and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Over a 28-year professional career, he has worked in the United States Senate, the U.S. Secret Service, and the national security community. A Wisconsin native, Andy lives with his wife and two children in Arlington, Virginia.


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66 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good story.

Stormy Vixen said...

Happy Book Birthday, Andy, your book sounds like a very intriguing read and I like the cover! Good luck with your book and the tour! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a happy & successful New Year!

Sherry said...

This looks like a great read

Christi G. said...

I love the beautiful cover and the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

abfantom said...

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abbie said...

looks like a neat book!

Kim said...

Happy New Year's Eve.

Barbara Montag said...

The excerpt is so great - enjoyed reading it!
Thank you for sharing this with us.

Barbara Montag said...

Do you have any plans for new books for 2022?

clc408 said...

The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

Barbara Montag said...

Do you ever hit road blocks when writing a book?

abbie said...

I hope you had a great day

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I hope you have a good night

Barbara Montag said...

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

abbie said...

I hope you had a smooth day

Barbara Montag said...

What part of the book did you have the hardest time writing?

pippirose said...

The book sounds very interesting. Thanks.

Barbara Montag said...

If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

abbie said...

thank you for a chance to win :)

abbie said...

You are amazing

Barbara Montag said...

Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?

abbie said...

I hope you had a good day

abbie said...

keep up the great work

abbie said...

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Barbara Montag said...

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

abbie said...

I hope your day is going amazing

Barbara Montag said...

Where do you get your ideas for writing?

Barbara Montag said...

Do you do anything special to treat yourself after finishing a book?

abbie said...

thank you for a chance to win

laurie nykaza said...

This sounds like a good book to read and I also like the cover too.

Barbara Montag said...

What advice do you have for writers?

abbie said...

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Barbara Montag said...

What part of the book was the most fun to write?

abbie said...

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Barbara Montag said...

I so enjoyed reading the excerpt- well done!

Barbara Montag said...

I am adding this book to my to be read soon list!

Barbara Montag said...

What is the first book that made you cry?

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abbie said...

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Nancy P said...

sounds fantastic

Barbara Montag said...

How do you select the names of your characters?

Barbara Montag said...

If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?

Barbara Montag said...

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

Barbara Montag said...

I think I would have a hard time putting this book down after starting to read it.

Barbara Montag said...

How did you decide on the cover for this book?

Barbara Montag said...

How many hours a day do you write?

Barbara Montag said...

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

Barbara Montag said...

What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

Barbara Montag said...

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Barbara Montag said...

What inspired the idea for your book?

Barbara Montag said...

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Barbara Montag said...

When did you discover you have the gift of writing?

Barbara Montag said...

Do you reward yourself with something special when finishing a book?

Barbara Montag said...

Did you get a lot of encouragement when you decided to become an author?

Barbara Montag said...

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Barbara Montag said...

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Barbara Montag said...

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Barbara Montag said...

I am adding this book to my read soon list!

ToniAnn said...

Did you have a real life inspiration while developing Hope's character?

Unknown said...

love this!

rajee said...

Love the beautiful cover and interesting to read

Thomas Gibson said...

Congrats on your new book.

Barbara Montag said...

What age were you when you first started writing?

Barbara Montag said...

What part of the book did you have the hardest time writing?