The Cemetery Vote

Adult
Rated 4.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Sex, drugs and election fraud: Jace Kingman, a drug dealer, is recruited to round up Latino day laborers and take them to the polls on Election Day. Dan Vienna, a fired police officer and aspiring internet porn producer, tries to extort a million dollars from a losing candidate for U.S. Senate by claiming he can prove the election was stolen. Everything goes wrong.

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Words: 73,770
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452384245
About Steve Silkin

Steve Silkin was born in New York, grew up in Los Angeles, then traveled across Europe. He once escaped arrest for trespassing at a skyscraper under construction by fleeing from the LAPD on his bicycle.

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Review by: Quentin Stewart on Jan. 16, 2012 :
Growing up I had always heard of the practice of one political party keeping the recently dead on the voting rolls so that they could have someone come in and vote for them in the next few elections. That is what drew me to this book. Silkin's description of the "cemetery vote" being bused to the polls is a variation of the practice that I grew up in.

Silkin does an excellent job of weaving his characters into his story. At first you may wonder what do all of these diverse people and situations have to do with each other, but as you read he brings all of them together and makes you realize that in real life how disparate people and events are tied together. So that a computer hacker can become the leader of new political movement. The reader will find that it is difficult to put the book down because of the interest in seeing how the various stories turns out and how the characters are changed by the common thread that runs through their lives.

A very interesting and entertaining book that is more then just a political mystery. I highly recommend the book to anyone looking for an interesting read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Bill Thibadeau on Dec. 22, 2011 :
Another great book by an indie author! The plot is something I have not encountered in all my previous reads so I found it interesting. The storyline is actually more than one story loosely interwoven. The author does a good job of keeping them standing on their own merit but does weave them together using the same physical scenes as a segway to the next chapter.

The characters are interesting and come to life in the story. I had a difficult time putting the book down as it was so interesting. I will definitely look for more books by this author.

I enthusiastically recommend this book to anyone that enjoys fiction.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Cdnwren on Nov. 16, 2011 :
As the book description mentions, this is sex, drugs and election fraud...quite the combination. I enjoyed this book, although it did take me awhile to 'get into it'. The characters were interesting, the story (most of it) was plausible, and it definitely did not end the way I expected!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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