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The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear - A novel

Stuart Stevens

A dark comedy set at a contested Republican convention, written by a veteran political insider-the funniest and most prescient novel about politics in years. "[Stevens] brings a full arsenal of gifts to this enterprise: humor, tactile prose and an insider's knowledge of the hardball tactics employed on the campaign trail…. By far the most interesting parts of this novel are the behind-the-scenes accounts of the tactical and strategic maneuvering of political operatives …Stevens is a terrific raconteur - funny, observant and highly entertaining." -Michiko Kakutani The New York Times New Orleans in July: it's hot and sticky and squalid. J. D. Callahan is in the middle of the political race of his life and displeased to be back in his hometown. His candidate, the sitting vice president, is neck and neck with an anti-immigrant, right-wing populist as the Republicans head into their first brokered convention in decades on the heels of a staggering global economic crisis. Soon after a series of dye bombs set off a mass panic and tilt the convention toward the vice president's law-and-order opponent, J. D.'s estranged brother shows up and asks for an inconvenient favor at a most inconvenient time, threatening to reveal a family secret that would ruin the legacy of their civil rights journalist father and destroy J. D.'s own reputation if he doesn't follow through. As J. D. scrambles to contain the damage on all sides, he finds himself contending with a sexy, gun-toting gossip columnist, an FBI agent convinced that J. D. is devious enough to set the bombs himself, and an old corrupt political friend of his late father with a not-so-hidden agenda. For the first time ever, J. D. is forced to reconcile the political career he's always put first with the past he's tried to leave behind as they careen toward each other on a disastrous collision course he may not be able to stop. Hilarious and remarkably sharp, Stuart Stevens's The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear is an endlessly enterTaining whodunit and a brilliant satire

A dark comedy set at a contested Republican convention, written by a veteran political insider-the funniest and most prescient novel about politics in years. "[Stevens] brings a full arsenal of gifts to this enterprise: humor, tactile prose and an insider's knowledge of the hardball tactics employed on the campaign trail…. By far the most interesting parts of this novel are the behind-the-scenes accounts of the tactical and strategic maneuvering of political operatives …Stevens is a terrific raconteur - funny, observant and highly entertaining." -Michiko Kakutani The New York Times New Orleans in July: it's hot and sticky and squalid. J. D. Callahan is in the middle of the political race of his life and displeased to be back in his hometown. His candidate, the sitting vice president, is neck and neck with an anti-immigrant, right-wing populist as the Republicans head into their first brokered convention in decades on the heels of a staggering global economic crisis. Soon after a series of dye bombs set off a mass panic and tilt the convention toward the vice president's law-and-order opponent, J. D.'s estranged brother shows up and asks for an inconvenient favor at a most inconvenient time, threatening to reveal a family secret that would ruin the legacy of their civil rights journalist father and destroy J. D.'s own reputation if he doesn't follow through. As J. D. scrambles to contain the damage on all sides, he finds himself contending with a sexy, gun-toting gossip columnist, an FBI agent convinced that J. D. is devious enough to set the bombs himself, and an old corrupt political friend of his late father with a not-so-hidden agenda. For the first time ever, J. D. is forced to reconcile the political career he's always put first with the past he's tried to leave behind as they careen toward each other on a disastrous collision course he may not be able to stop. Hilarious and remarkably sharp, Stuart Stevens's The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear is an endlessly enterTaining whodunit and a brilliant satire
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A dark comedy set at a contested Republican convention, written by a veteran political insider-the funniest and most prescient novel about politics in years. "[Stevens] brings a full arsenal of gifts to this enterprise: humor, tactile prose and an insider's knowledge of the hardball tactics employed on the campaign trail…. By far the most interesting parts of this novel are the behind-the-scenes accounts of the tactical and strategic maneuvering of political operatives …Stevens is a terrific raconteur - funny, observant and highly entertaining." -Michiko Kakutani The New York Times New Orleans in July: it's hot and sticky and squalid. J. D. Callahan is in the middle of the political race of his life and displeased to be back in his hometown. His candidate, the sitting vice president, is neck and neck with an anti-immigrant, right-wing populist as the Republicans head into their first brokered convention in decades on the heels of a staggering global economic crisis. Soon after a series of dye bombs set off a mass panic and tilt the convention toward the vice president's law-and-order opponent, J. D.'s estranged brother shows up and asks for an inconvenient favor at a most inconvenient time, threatening to reveal a family secret that would ruin the legacy of their civil rights journalist father and destroy J. D.'s own reputation if he doesn't follow through. As J. D. scrambles to contain the damage on all sides, he finds himself contending with a sexy, gun-toting gossip columnist, an FBI agent convinced that J. D. is devious enough to set the bombs himself, and an old corrupt political friend of his late father with a not-so-hidden agenda. For the first time ever, J. D. is forced to reconcile the political career he's always put first with the past he's tried to leave behind as they careen toward each other on a disastrous collision course he may not be able to stop. Hilarious and remarkably sharp, Stuart Stevens's The Innocent Have Nothing to Fear is an endlessly enterTaining whodunit and a brilliant satire

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dan John Miller

Length:

6h 52m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:33


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:37


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:58


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:29


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:43


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:26


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:36


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:30


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:10


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:01


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:12


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:19


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:28


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:10


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

00:27