The Plan

The Plan

Avon | June 1996 | 412 Pages | ISBN: 0380727544

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The Mafia, having secured secret control of a television network, and utilizing its vast amounts of untraceable cash, runs its own puppet for the presidency of the United States. Its Plan is discovered by Ryan Bolt, who has been hired to do a documentary about the candidate by his old prep-school buddy Mickey Alo. Bolt gets help from an unlikely source–Mickey's beautiful Mafia Princess sister, Lucinda–but this is a ruthless and deadly power game wherein nothing and no one is sacred, and Ryan must fight to save himself, his new love, and his country.

From the harshly lit television newsrooms, where reality is tailored for public consumption, to the smoky back rooms where the real decisions are made, The Plan is a quite plausible journey into our nation's worst nightmare, and a sensational adventure from its opening scene to its violent climax.

The Plan

“The Plan is a thriller that never lets up, from the opening murder of a U.S. senator to the gripping plot of using the power of a television network to steal the presidency. Stephen has written a page-turner that could actually happen…a political nightmare that I couldn't put down.”
James Garner
“The Plan is a great yarn with rich characters that pop from every page. I have worked with master television storyteller Stephen Cannell on many of the hit shows he has created. He proves with this novel that he is just as gifted painting with words as with pictures.”
Brandon Tartikoff
“Thrilling…A blistering page-turner.”
The Boston Globe