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Debut novelist William Weld, himself the former governor of Massachusetts and a former federal prosecuter, has written a funny and suspenseful satire of American politics The story has wit, energy and fine detail. "/Publishers Weekly. Orphaned as a young boy and haunted by fragmentary memories of his father Terry Mullally, the hero of Mackeral by Moonlight, nonethless has schooled himself to success. He makes a splash as an assistant U. S. Attorney in Brooklyn but leaves under a cloud of suspicion after some dicey operations in which laws are broken and money changes hands. Mullally's past, in the person of a Brooklyn cop, catches up with him at an inconvenient time - when he seems to have a United States Senate seat in his grasp. His career, his love interest, and his life are all in danger, so with no hesitation he does what any buesinessman would do, just to preserve his options, his flexibility -- you understand. A hilarious view of inside politics. 238 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7Â¾" - 9Â¾" tall.