5/5
5/5

OMG!! Early reviews say this is a blockbuster of a novel. Long-awaited next Rothstein novel coming June 3.  For sneak peak of Chapter 1, click on book cover.

5/5

“An enthralling protagonist at the heart of a gripping tale!” – Kirkus Reviews

The Latina President

“For intrigue and suspense The Latina President rivals anything I’ve ever read about campaign politics.” — U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader.

“Joe Rothstein spent decades living in the real world of political drama.  Now he’s packed all of that experience into a riveting political work of fiction that is a guaranteed page turner.” — U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan, former chairman, Senate Democratic Policy Committee and best-selling N.Y. Times author.

“Powerful fiction, directly relevant to growing risks now facing us as individuals and the stability of our entire global financial system.” — U.S. Senator Don Riegle, former Chairman, Senate Banking Committee.

“A gripping tale about our country’s first Latina president and her unbelievable rise and fall.  Couldn’t put it down.  How does one say ‘spell-binding’ in Spanish?” — Dick Lobo, award-winning journalist and broadcast executive.

”Other than sleep and working today I have not been able to stop reading for a moment!”

“This will make an amazing movie someday!!!”

“An exciting book to read from someone who has seen politics up close and personal.”

“Full of suspense and plenty of sub plots from beginning to end.”

“His words placed me there along with the characters.”

“I started it on Sunday evening and had to make myself stop reading at 1 am Monday morning.”

“It hops, skips and jumps with lively and witty dialogue and three-dimensional characters.”

“Starts with the most dramatic, engaging prologue I’ve encountered in years.”

“No wasted words or artificially contrived scenarios for the author, who knows what he’s writing about though years of real-world experience.”

“His characters are often duplicitous, ingenuous, deceitful and murderous.”

“If you miss this one, you will miss a nail biter of a story.”

“Surprisingly evoked a rollercoaster of emotions.”

“This book came to me as a gift, and what a great gift it was.”

“You’ll be thinking about this book long after you finish it.”

“Best and most entertaining novel I have read since I read the DaVinci Code.”

Why I Write

Joe Rothstein’

Welcome to my corner of the Internet. It’s where I talk about my novels and about current events. I have a lot to discuss.

 

I sat down to write my first book when I was in my 20s. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I could not write a book because I had nothing useful to say. I’d have to live my life first. Among other things, between then and now:

 

–I was the advance man for a traveling automobile stunt show. In the act I was “Suicide Saunders.” (That’s my next book). 

 

–I sat, as an aide to the governor of Alaska, in the private quarters of the top military commander in Alaska, while he clutched a red telephone expecting a call telling him we were at nuclear war with Russia over the Cuban missile crisis. 

 

–I experienced the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history, in Alaska, and worked on rebuilding in the aftermath.

 

–I became editor of a daily newspaper, The Anchorage Daily News, before I was 30.

 

–I flew as a passenger with the Navy’s Blue Angels (and have the photo to prove it).

 

—-As chief of staff of a United States Senator I was deeply involved in the Pentagon Papers episode.

 

–I was political consultant to Congressman Peter Rodino of New Jersey as he presided of Richard Nixon’s impeachment.

 

–I worked as strategist and media producer to help elect and re-elect nine U.S. Senators, dozens of members of Congress, and countless other candidates.

 

–I’ve started five businesses, one which went public, and another that’s become an important Internet news distribution service.

 

–Also, I’ve had the experience of raising four sons and, among other things, coaching their Little League baseball team, which was one of the most intense political experiences I’ve ever had.

 

And now, in my 80s, I’ve written three novels with two more in progress. Having something to say no longer is an obstacle.

 

My first three novels feature a charismatic Mexican-American heiress who becomes the president of the United States and is confronted with a series of events like none other in U.S. history.

 

I hope you enjoy them. And if my words and thoughts in these novels and my current events blogs prompt responses from you, please share them with me at jrothstein@rothstein.net.

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“An enthralling protagonist at the heart of a gripping tale!” – Kirkus Reviews

The Latina President

“For intrigue and suspense The Latina President rivals anything I’ve ever read about campaign politics.” — U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, former Senate Majority Leader.

“Joe Rothstein spent decades living in the real world of political drama.  Now he’s packed all of that experience into a riveting political work of fiction that is a guaranteed page turner.” — U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan, former chairman, Senate Democratic Policy Committee and best-selling N.Y. Times author.

“Powerful fiction, directly relevant to growing risks now facing us as individuals and the stability of our entire global financial system.” — U.S. Senator Don Riegle, former Chairman, Senate Banking Committee.

“A gripping tale about our country’s first Latina president and her unbelievable rise and fall.  Couldn’t put it down.  How does one say ‘spell-binding’ in Spanish?” — Dick Lobo, award-winning journalist and broadcast executive.

”Other than sleep and working today I have not been able to stop reading for a moment!”

“This will make an amazing movie someday!!!”

“An exciting book to read from someone who has seen politics up close and personal.”

“Full of suspense and plenty of sub plots from beginning to end.”

“His words placed me there along with the characters.”

“I started it on Sunday evening and had to make myself stop reading at 1 am Monday morning.”

“It hops, skips and jumps with lively and witty dialogue and three-dimensional characters.”

“Starts with the most dramatic, engaging prologue I’ve encountered in years.”

“No wasted words or artificially contrived scenarios for the author, who knows what he’s writing about though years of real-world experience.”

“His characters are often duplicitous, ingenuous, deceitful and murderous.”

“If you miss this one, you will miss a nail biter of a story.”

“Surprisingly evoked a rollercoaster of emotions.”

“This book came to me as a gift, and what a great gift it was.”

“You’ll be thinking about this book long after you finish it.”

“Best and most entertaining novel I have read since I read the DaVinci Code.”

5/5
5/5

OMG!! Early reviews say this is a blockbuster of a novel. Long-awaited next Rothstein novel coming June 3.  For sneak peak of Chapter 1, click on book cover.

5/5

Why I Write

Joe Rothstein’

Welcome to my corner of the Internet. It’s where I talk about my novels and about current events. I have a lot to discuss.

 

I sat down to write my first book when I was in my 20s. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I could not write a book because I had nothing useful to say. I’d have to live my life first. Among other things, between then and now:

 

–I was the advance man for a traveling automobile stunt show. In the act I was “Suicide Saunders.” (That’s my next book). 

 

–I sat, as an aide to the governor of Alaska, in the private quarters of the top military commander in Alaska, while he clutched a red telephone expecting a call telling him we were at nuclear war with Russia over the Cuban missile crisis. 

 

–I experienced the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history, in Alaska, and worked on rebuilding in the aftermath.

 

–I became editor of a daily newspaper, The Anchorage Daily News, before I was 30.

 

–I flew as a passenger with the Navy’s Blue Angels (and have the photo to prove it).

 

—-As chief of staff of a United States Senator I was deeply involved in the Pentagon Papers episode.

 

–I was political consultant to Congressman Peter Rodino of New Jersey as he presided of Richard Nixon’s impeachment.

 

–I worked as strategist and media producer to help elect and re-elect nine U.S. Senators, dozens of members of Congress, and countless other candidates.

 

–I’ve started five businesses, one which went public, and another that’s become an important Internet news distribution service.

 

–Also, I’ve had the experience of raising four sons and, among other things, coaching their Little League baseball team, which was one of the most intense political experiences I’ve ever had.

 

And now, in my 80s, I’ve written three novels with two more in progress. Having something to say no longer is an obstacle.

 

My first three novels feature a charismatic Mexican-American heiress who becomes the president of the United States and is confronted with a series of events like none other in U.S. history.

 

I hope you enjoy them. And if my words and thoughts in these novels and my current events blogs prompt responses from you, please share them with me at jrothstein@rothstein.net.

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