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Presidential Conclusions by Douglas J. Wood

Presidential Conclusions Douglas J Wood“A sharp tale of government and terrorism, fortified by an exceptional POTUS protagonist.”
–Kirkus Reviews on Presidential Conclusions

“This in-depth story of a powerful conservative feminist brings a figment of the imagination alive to a degree of vividness rarely seen in a fiction debut…[a] near-perfect plot.”
–Foreword Reviews (Presidential Intentions)

Book 3 in the Samantha Harrison Trilogy
By Douglas J. Wood

After a long and arduous journey to the White House, Samantha Harrison (R-Va) has been elected President of the United States of America.

In Presidential Conclusions (Release date April 3, 2017; ISBN 9781537590622; Trade Paperback; Price $15.99), Douglas J. Wood’s third and final book in his politically-charged trilogy, Samantha Harrison is faced with her greatest challenge yet: how to keep a splintered nation together in the face of unprecedented fear. Presidential Declarations saw Republican nominee Samantha defeated by Hillary Clinton for the presidency. To her surprise, Clinton selected Samantha to be Secretary of State and when Clinton was almost killed in a Washington, D.C. terrorist plot made Samantha Clinton’s temporary presidential placeholder. After the U.S. experienced a taste of a Harrison presidency, the voters chose her over Clinton in the 2020 Presidential Election.

Although victorious with her win, Samantha has taken over the position during a tumultuous and chaotic time when relations with other countries are delicate, and the leader of Iran has called for jihad against the US, Russia, and Great Britain. After being so close to a Democratic president, citizens and senators alike question Samantha’s loyalty to the Republican party while world leaders are tempted to brush her aside as a weak leader. Worse, there is a locally-grown terroristic plot brewing across the nation.

Samantha’s focus during this turbulent time is to not divide the country any further, and she calls upon past presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton to show bipartisanship in the fight against terrorism. International leaders have their own political agendas and deals to make with Sam, including Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Events grow confused when the locally-grown terrorists time their explosions in cities spanning from coast to coast during a nation-wide test of the emergency alert system, causing a system overload and temporary media blackout. Will Samantha be able to keep the nation together as everything seems to fall apart?

Ripped from today’s headlines and full of imagined conversations with real politicians, Presidential Conclusions is a political thriller with unpredictable twists. As Samantha Harrison takes her place as leader of the free world, her dilemmas give readers a taste of the difficult decisions politicians must make and the resulting marks they leave on American history.

About the Author
Douglas J. Wood has spent over 35 years practicing law. He is a senior partner at Reed Smith LLP, and through his practice has seen politics at its best and its worst. He is the author of Presidential IntentionsPresidential Declarations, and nonfiction books 101 Things I Want to Say: The Collection and Please Be Ad-Vised: A Legal Reference Guide for the Advertising Executive. He currently lives in New Jersey, works in New York, has been happily married for over 44 years, and is the proud parent to three grown children.

Book 3 in the Samantha Harrison Trilogy
By Douglas J. Wood
Publication Date: April 3rd, 2017
ISBN 9781537590622
Trade paperback & e-book
Price $15.99 / $6.99
338 Pages