The Librarian: A Novel – Larry Beinhart

Beinhart is probably best known for the movie Wag the Dog which was an interesting/scary look on how a politician can fake events in order to manipulate the country, but the idea that an entire war can be faked is stretched too thin. Sadly, this book with its similar plot (a Bush stand in has his rich allies manipulate an election to steel it from a Clinton stand in), is far more detailed, and far more fact based, and far more terrifying. The book is not great; in terms of writing and plot Dan Brown does better, but I read it more for my research on the librarian stereotype which I'm always interested in.