Rock Star, King
by D. J. Herda
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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
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
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
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