Local Author Cesare F. Rosati, The Accidental President
Thursday, August 30th 6-8 PM
Off the Beaten Path is proud to host local author Cesare F. Rosati, with his new novel The Accidental President. Once again, Rosati dives into the politics of Washington, D.C. and the reader cannot resist following newswoman Maggie Pierce into the depths of an enlarging quagmire. As the Republican National Convention approaches, one of Ohio Senator George Cranston’s interns contacts Maggie about his discovery that the senator had rigged the bidding process for the upcoming high-speed rail project in California. Two weeks later the young man’s body is found, another unsolved homicide on the city’s list, and the players in Rosati’s newest novel converge. As the diverse collection of Presidential candidates struggle for the nomination, Maine’s votes remain uncommitted until their senator places himself on the ballot as a write-in candidate. Amid the crosscurrents of political infighting, this fast-moving story travels the streets of Washington, D.C. With a rare double vision, the author parallels past and present. Chapter by chapter, the spotlight brightens on the new president.