Municipal Tilt

Municipal Tilt

by Richard Massey

Municipal TiltWhen an upstart band of students takes to the streets in a hot local election, the stakes are clear enough. A vacant seat on the city council. Industry versus the environment. The timeless pursuit of power. Campaigning in the inner city, the electioneers prove capable, enhancing their candidate’s chances when few thought they could. But deep forces churn, and as the election unfolds, the twin evils of race and class threaten to devour everyone—the good guys and the bad. An old secret told to damning effect. A political operative unhinged. And the unexpected rise of Eva Havlicek, the cunning beauty with a Cold War accent.

Peopled with a cast of fascinating, well-developed characters and real world situations and events, Richard Massey delivers a fast-paced political thriller built around the oldest truism of American democracy—no matter where you’re from, all politics is local. (314 pages, Shannon Press, 2017)

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Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-63373-256-8
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63373-212-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-63373-213-1
Richard MasseyA native Texan, Richard Massey lived in New England, the Midwest, and the Deep South before settling in Northwest Arkansas in 2007. A career reporter with over a decade of experience, he cut his teeth at city hall and the courthouse. While he’s been to just about every juke joint on the Mississippi Delta, he also appreciates the Rembrandt collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from Ohio State University, and a master’s degree in journalism from Ole Miss.