The Rake by William F. Buckley

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A prototypical child of the sixties, Senator Reuben Castle coasted through his early life on a cloud of easy charisma, leaving behind more skeletons than Arlington: a highly questionable Vietnam record, an abandoned wife, and worse. Now, two decades later, his greatest dream is within reach. But his personal history is about to become his political epitaph—unless he takes the direst of measures to protect himself.

From William F. Buckley Jr.—nationally bestselling author and one of the keenest political minds of our time—comes an ingenious blending of satire and suspense, the riveting tale of an all-too-recognizable presidential candidate and the dark shadows cast behind him.


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William F. Buckley Jr., the founder of the National Review and host of TVa (TM)s longest-running program, Firing Line, was the author of many works of nonfiction, as well as eleven novels. He died in 2008.
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 290 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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From the veteran political commentator and espionage novelist, a shallow tale of the unmasking of a bigamous presidential contender.

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