About the Book
Book: Fool’s Luck
Author: Dave Milbrandt
Genre: Political Fiction
Release date: July 13, 2021
When high school teacher Myles Bradford wins the Powerball lottery, he decides to do something truly unexpected: run for President of the United States. Bradford is eager about the opportunity, but his family clearly is not. With little time to sway them to his side, he’s thrust into running a quarter-billion-dollar nationwide campaign, complete with cross-country flights and road trips, expert staff, and armed security. But like most dreams, Bradford soon finds that what he imagined is completely different from what is real. Thrust into the spotlight, he faces attacks from newfound political enemies and false accusations while striving to climb the ladder of success. As Bradford gets closer to achieving his dreams, danger lurks on the home front. As his attention is pulled farther away from the things that matter most, Bradford may learn that even success has its price. Will he be able to have it all? Or will his thirst for power come at a tremendous cost?
Robbie whispered in my ear. “Remember to breathe. And bend your knees. You don’t want to pass out or anything.”I smiled as the doors closed behind us.Knowles gestured to a nearby chair, and I took him up on the offer. He spent the first few minutes talking about his campaign for governor and how scared he was. He knew how to be an actor but a politician? He had no clue what he was supposed to do. What had started as a whim, kind of like with me, had turned into more than he could imagine.“Now, I’m on the verge of being elected president of the United States of America. Leader of the Free World. Most powerful job on Earth. The thing is, however, it’s nota one-man job. I need someone beside me. Someone who I can work with. Someone I can trust.”Someone who has almost 30% in every national poll.Thankfully, I had learned how to keep some thoughts to myself.He winced and bit his lip.“Are you okay?”He waved off the concern as he picked up his glass of Glenlivet 18 Year Single Malt, if the celebrity magazine profile I read on the plane was accurate.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author of the Jim Mitchell series of novels (Chasing Deception, Undue Pressure and Running), Dave Milbrandt fell in love with writing in junior high and has been a storyteller ever since. A former staff writer for a daily newspaper, the Southern California native spent five years in journalism and public relations before becoming a teacher.
In addition to working at several colleges, Dave has taught high school English and Social Science classes since 2005. Dave and his wife, Renée Lynn Milbrandt, who is also a writer, have been married since 1997.
Find out more about Dave and his latest projects at www.davemilbrandt.com