Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on the work of Joe Rothstein, author of multiple political thrillers. As one of the leading political strategists in the United States, Rothstein worked on hundreds of political campaigns and experienced firsthand the tensions, heartbreaks, joys, and disasters of U.S. politics. Now he’s sharing those stories in a series of politically inspired page-turners.
"Powerful fiction, directly relevant to growing risks now facing us." ~U.S. Senator Don Riegle, former Chairman, Senate Banking Committee
4.4 stars, 144 ratings
"An unusually deep plot for a political thriller... An enthralling protagonist at the heart of a gripping tale. A suspenseful—and topical—tale of White House intrigue." ~Kirkus Reviews
What happens when a fun-loving, charismatic, reform-minded Mexican-American billionairess becomes president of the United States and strikes fear in the pocketbooks of a cabal of the rich and powerful? Conspiracy. Impeachment. Murder. Assassination. It's all here. The world knows President Tennyson as "Tenny." And once you meet her, you will never forget her.
"For intrigue and suspense, The Latina President rivals anything I’ve ever read about campaign politics." ~U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader
4.6 stars, 32 ratings
"A riveting, topical storyline that steadily builds tension and suspense...unusual and memorable!" ~Publisher Weekly’s BookLife
U.S. President Isabel Aragon Tennyson (“Tenny,” as the world knows her) is running for reelection, unaware that her opponent is a Manchurian-like candidate created by a shadowy group that calls itself the Salvation Project, bent on taking control of the United States. The election will determine not just who will be president, but likely the future of humanity.
"Readers seeking thought-provoking political intrigue that operates on both domestic and international soils will relish the approach of The Salvation Project, which embraces elections, murder, and conspiracy at the highest levels of office and the heart." ~Midwest Book Review
4.4 stars, 23 ratings
"Must-read political thriller!” ~Midwest Book Review
Scientific advances are creating utopia. The end of disease and hunger. Longer lives. More leisure. Machines replacing back-breaking labor. Universal education. But every scientific advance also brings existential danger. Artificial intelligence. Test tube babies. Uncontrolled pathogens. Who will control the future?
A murderous cabal is determined to seize control of the U.S. government. Blocking their path is a woman the world knows as "Tenny." She's U.S. President Isabel Tennyson, a charismatic Latina-American heiress who has survived impeachment, attempted assassination, and political sex scandals. Now the future of humanity hinges on her winning this most consequential fight of all.
About Joe Rothstein
Many authors write political thrillers. Few have actually lived them as Joe Rothstein has at all political levels, from city council to President of the United States. In addition to his work for candidates, Rothstein has consulted and produced media for dozens of commercial and non-profit clients, and he has been a featured political analyst on network television and radio.
Joe Rothstein lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Sylvia Bergstrom, and remains actively involved in both the literary and political worlds. Learn more at JoeRothstein.net. Also, Joe has much more to share about politics from the inside. Sign up for It's Always Something, a monthly(ish) update on current and past politics from Joe. And finally, be sure to follow Joe online: