Billionaires and Bagmen
What Happens When A Small Town Takes Them On
A Novel by Ray Bourhis
Sean Cogan, a funny, prickly, charismatic economist turned venture capitalist, is convinced that our system is no longer “of, by and for the people,” that all three branches of government are bought and paid for, and that reform efforts are a complete joke. He believes that no matter who happens to be President, we have become a nation held in a vice grip by powerful billionaires, corrupt multinational corporations and their bagmen: the politicians and lobbyists who carry out their agendas.
He gathers up a few old high school friends in their small town and decides to shake things up. Sean convinces them that if something dramatic doesn’t happen now, the very concept of self-government will become obsolete.
As the movement takes on momentum, things start to spin out of control. From a savvy newspaper reporter to a secretive former CIA agent who knows how the game is played, to the idiot alcoholic mayor of the town who tries to sabotage the initiative, to a controversial talk show host with an agenda, and eventually, the powers that be in Washington, become concerned that this act of “civil disobedience” could take on a life of its own.
Cogan and his gang plow ahead in spite of the collusion of spies, lobbyists, a controversial talk show host and a whole boatload of other unsavory characters. It’s an exciting, scary and dangerous ride.
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