The Snoodle Contract

A Provocative Power Play of Political Perfidy

by Gerry Burke



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/26/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781491786055
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781491786062
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 244
ISBN : 9781491786079

About the Book

President Gus Snoodle has obviously rubbed someone the wrong way. Despite the fact that there have been no escalating wars, no sizzling scandals, and no bad reviews of his performance on “Dancing with the Stars,” his poll numbers are plunging, there is a contract out on him, and his conspirators will stop at nothing to bring him down. No one is prepared for the intervention of visiting Aussie dynamo Paddy Pest: probably the greatest sleuth to have been denied recognition in his own country or any other. With help from the CIA, the Secret Service, and several beautiful women, Paddy attempts to find a motive for the conspiracy. From a high roller’s room in Las Vegas to a Texas airfield, Paddy and his delightful wing person, Saffron Splendido, must ingratiate themselves with the president to avoid a catastrophe. A budding romance only complicates matters as White House deputy chief of staff, Jack Rice, takes a shine to Saffron, leaving everyone to contemplate whether she will become Mrs. Saffron Rice. With more questions than answers, the presidential caravan rolls from Massachusetts to Memphis in search of votes, while a killer quietly waits to strike. In this humorous political tale, an American president, who is the victim of a diabolical conspiracy, must rely on the talents of a fearless Aussie detective to save his life—and hopefully his presidency.

About the Author

Gerry Burke’s writing credentials were formulated during his time as an advertising copywriter with a number of international agencies. His output was prolific, especially in the category of humor, and it is no coincidence his books are imaginative and satirical.

The author’s career in advertising took him to Britain, U.S.A., Hong Kong, Singapore and a number of Australian cities, and he has previously called on his memories to provide locations for his stories. If Paddy Pest had his way, all his locations would be exotic, but the author keeps those junkets for himself. President Gus Snoodle needs the crumpled crusader in America and that’s where he is for this thrilling page turner.

The Snoodle Contract is Gerry’s 8th. published volume and the sixth to feature the irascible investigator, Paddy Pest. In 2011, 2012 and 2015, the author was a finalist in the USA Best Book Awards and in 2014 he won an IPPY bronze medal for best fiction in Australia and New Zealand. Gerry is single and lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he is a prominent racehorse owner and breeder.