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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Malcolm Chester  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Malcom Chester lives in a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Malcolm Chester earned a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's degree in child studies, and a Juris Doctorate from IIT Kent, Chicago. He worked as a public affairs vice president and consults while practicing law.

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Titles At Your Library

The Legislative Dance
ISBN: 1450299687

iUniverse Publishing. 2011

When Bob Williams, a handsome insurance broker, is elected to the Illinois state legislature as a Democrat from the Chicago suburbs, he finds a whole new world full of flawed characters clashing over ideas, policies, and money at the state capitol. He must learn the ropes and learn to play the politics within the politics. As his wife, Cindy, descends into madness and is committed to a mental institution, he is drawn to two beautiful Hispanic women legislators-Cynthia Rodriguez and Roberta Gonzales-who compete for him. Having risen from poverty, both are accomplished. One is a brilliant, compassionate, high-energy powerhouse, while the other is an enormously talented singer. But the one Williams ultimately chooses not only struggles with the conflicts in her nature, but faces Mathew Remington, a powerful billionaire who hatches a plan to destroy her and the cause so important to her and the nation. She's rebuffed Remington's advances, and he plans to get his revenge. Both humorous and tragic, The Legislative Dance provides a fictional inside look at the elected officials-foibles and all-charged with the task of deciding some of life's most important issues.

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