WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING

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WOW!  BEWARE OF YOUR BEST FRIEND!  THIS ASPIRING POLITICIAN CAUSES A DEADLY ACCIDENT ON THE WAY HOME FROM CELEBRATING HIS SUCCESSES.  HE KNOWS THIS WILL RUIN HIM SO HE DRAGS HIS BEST FRIEND, WHO IS IN A DRUNKEN STUPOR IN THE PASSENGER SEAT TO THE DRIVER’S SEAT AND FLEES THE ACCIDENT SCENE.  HE DISTANCES HIMSELF FROM HIS ALCOHOLIC FRIEND AND CONTINUES HIS RISE TO CONGRESS AND BEYOND CARRYING THE SECRET OF THAT NIGHT WITH HIM.   YOU DON’T NEED ENEMIES WHEN YOU’VE GOT A POLITICIAN FOR A BEST FRIEND!

PUBLISHER’S EXCERPT:

On the eve of announcing his run for Congress, a charismatic Chicago politician causes a deadly accident. Panicked, he frames his best friend, a good-hearted alcoholic, and flees the scene. As one man tries to pick up the pieces of his shattered life, the other embarks on a meteoric rise to political stardom. But when a dogged detective digs deeper into the case, the political superstar must decide just how far he is willing to go to keep his dark secret. Author Joseph Hayes combines page-turning suspense with a poignant tale of inspiration and redemption as he asks, is “the greater good” just a lie we tell ourselves to justify the sins we commit when no one is watching?

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