An international thriller of political intrigue, personal betrayal and cutting-edge science, The Pinocchio Syndrome marks the debut of a brilliant new talent.
America is in turmoil. And that spells trouble for the entire world.
In the middle of a vicious struggle for the leadership of the country, the vice president is struck down by a new ‘living death’ disease that is breaking out across the globe – the ‘Pinocchio Syndrome’. With the current administration close to collapse, and billionaire extremist Colin Goss and his dangerous views gaining ground, it seems that only one man can unite the country – Michael Campbell, a popular, media-friendly young senator. But what is his secret? In a nerve-shredding race against time, a Secret Service agent and troubled female journalist are forced together to crack a conspiracy that could destroy the world …
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‘The Pinocchio Syndrome may be the best thriller I’ve ever read – easily the most inventive and controversial. A savage portrayal of people who will stop at nothing to seize power … wildly readable.’
David Zeman holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University and has taught at graduate level at Northwestern, Rutgers and most recently Yale University. He lives in Washington. The Pinocchio Syndrome is his first novel.
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