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President, Cop,
Rock Star, King

by D. J. Herda

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Approx. 70,000

Political Intrigue
Psychological Drama

Book in One Sentence:
When Elvis leaves Memphis to meet with President Richard M. Nixon, his plans to become a “Federal Agent at Large” go suddenly haywire.

Elvis Presley is bored with life within the confines of Graceland.  But when he travels to Washington to offer the president his services as an undercover federal agent, he gets more than he bargained for—a badge from the head of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs; a rogue cop out to destroy him; a jealous guitar player and Elvis look-alike bent on exacting revenge; and an awakening to his own growing penchant for self-destruction.  Along the way, things really get weird.

Elvis is just a plain ol’ country boy with a knack for making people sit up and take notice.  One of those people just happens to be the president of the United States.  After calling on Richard M. Nixon at the White House, Presley receives a badge from the Feds and a new-found zeal to clean up the nation’s drug problem. 

Despite the fact that the meeting was to remain secret, a few insiders are concerned.  One is a rogue cop who blames Presley for all of his family’s shortcomings.  Another is a Vegas-based guitar player and Elvis impersonator who believes that, but for Elvis, he would be the King of Rock.  A third is the head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics who thinks that Presley is taking his newly earned “authority” too far.  But the person whom Presley fears the most…is Elvis, himself, once he realizes that—instead of becoming part of the solution, he’s actually become part of the problem.

All hell breaks loose when the cop, the rocker, the Feds, and Presley meet at Graceland for a Beatles-bashing party thrown by the King, himself.  Now all Presley has to do is to figure out how to survive the night, hang onto his badge, kick his own habit, and live to the ripe old age of 42.

Piece of cake!

D. J. Herda is a prolific author with more than 80 published books and several hundred thousand articles, columns, scripts, and short stories to his credit.  President of the American Society of Authors and Writers, he is also one of the most highly regarded writers of captivating fiction working today.

This is a dramatic story of love, hate, betrayal, and denial with a good measure of craziness thrown in just for fun.  It’s a psychedelic roller-coaster ride in the same vein as Where the Buffalo Roam, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s New, and Hate and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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