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Aces High

Ducharme, Louise E.

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ISBN 10: 075968605X / ISBN 13: 9780759686052
Published by AuthorHouse, 2002
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Title: Aces High

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Publication Date: 2002

Book Condition: Very Good

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In ACES HIGH, one question lingers in your mind. Who or what is killing our government officials?The story opens with the death of Mike Ryan, a U.S. Congressman. Brenner Sands, a senator, has the unpleasant task of announcing the bad news to the other members of the Aces High Club, a group of politicians who meet weekly to play poker. They are shocked when another congressman dies suddenly at Mike's funeral. After performing autopsies on both men, the coroner informs everyone that they died from natural causes. This does not ease the fear of a few who think one of them could be next.After one of the poker games Brenner startles his fellow members when he announces his plans to run for president as an independent. Even though they feel it is impossible for an independent to win, they agree to help with his campaign. On the way back home Brenner stops at a secluded motel and meets someone with whom he is having a secret affair. He returns home at 3 a.m. and confronts his wife, Jennie, who accuses him of having an affair. Her suspicions intensify when her husband rejects her in bed.The story continues with a well-organized campaign conducted by Brenner and his supporters. Will Brenner be the first independent president? They will all find out soon.Meanwhile, more mysterious deaths of politicians close to Brenner occur. An intense investigation reveals some intriguing discoveries which lead to a startling conclusion.

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Because her mother always worked while she was growing up, Louise was alone for long periods of time, which stimulated a vivid imagination. She dreamed of being rich with the ability to travel to intriguing places all over the world.Her fascination with books filled many hours. BAMBI, BLACK BEAUTY, and the YEARLING were among her favorites.During the years that followed, she received a degree in education, married her childhood sweetheart, and had four beautiful children. The marriage ended after thirteen years. After she raised her children, she remarried and moved to Florida. During several years of substitute teaching, she had a burning desire to write. She enrolled in a few writing courses and pursued that goal. After completing her courses, Louise sold her first book-length manual, HOME-BASED ADVERTISING SERVICES. One of her short stories, 'A Better Way,' appeared in the magazine, Home Life.Louise dared to dream, to fulfill her dream, doing what she loves best--writing.

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