Shining City: A Novel

Shining City: A Novel

by Tom Rosenstiel

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ISBN-13: 9780062475374
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 166,510
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tom Rosenstiel is the author of Shining City. He’s also the executive director of the American Press Institute and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He lives in Maryland.

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Shining City 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Enjoyed+the+book%2C+well+developed+story+and+characters.%0AHowever%2C+the+ending+was+not+satisfying.+You+are+left++hanging+so+that+you+would+have++to+buy+the+sequel++which+is+not++yet+available+.%0ADisappointed.%0A
Anonymous 5 months ago
loved+it.+how+close+it+is+to+current+events+the+DC+cesspool%2C%0Aending+a+bit+disappointing.+%0Amay+get+his+next+book+when+its+released%2C%0Abut+overall+it+was+a+great+read%2C+really+hated+to+see+it+end
Anonymous 5 months ago
One of the worst endings I've ever read, cliched and hugely disappointing. Enough so that I won't bother with future books by this author.
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
I was a First Read Winner of this book and I really enjoyed it. I was not sure if I actually wanted to read about politics at the moment, since I get my daily fill in the news, but I found Tom Rosenstiel's fist book a very promising start. I do agree that there were lots of characters that made no impact on the story and I would have rather known more about Rena and Brooks, but overall I thought the storyline was good and though it was moving at a leisurely pace it held my interested and I couldn't wait to find out how it would all end. I did learn a lot about what goes on behind the scenes in politics and I am pretty sure I would make a terrible Politician. It had action, a possible budding romance, suspense and I would not mind if this would turn into a series.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Enjoyed+this+book+very+much+and+look+forward+to+reading+more+from+the+author.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Good character development. Really believable.
Talkingt77 4 months ago
A story about politics and murder. The two stories start out separately and then seem to come together. It will keep you guessing. A lot of mystery about what is happening. Takes the entire story before they seem to start making the connection. A very different style of writing than I normally read. Thanks to Barnes&Noble Serial Reads for introducing me to this new author.
cts827 4 months ago
Shining City by Tom Rosenstiel is almost a "ripped from the headlines" type of story that deals with the vetting of a potential Supreme Court Justice and background checks that are necessary to find out if the person is a worthy candidate. In addition to all the political behind the scenes action that is happening, there is a murderer on the loose who seems to be targeting people who are somehow connected to the nominee. This story will keep you in suspense until the end. I found it well written and the plot and characters were well developed. This was a B&N serial read, where a few chapters are added each day to the app until the book is completed. This is a great way to meet a new author. I highly recommend this book.
Neesie315 5 months ago
I saw this book featured as a Serial Read on Nook and decided to give it a go. I don't usually like political thrillers so this was a little out of my norm for reading material. Peter Rena and his partner are Fixers, hired to fix problems for their clients. Everything from a Congressperson who has embezzled money to trying to cover up a pro football player's indiscretions to vetting a Supreme Court nominee seems to be within their purview. The book was well-written, but it really went into too much detail about political machinations for my taste. According to this book, nobody in DC can be trusted and everybody is ready to stab their counterpart in the back. Maybe this is true, but it sure leaves a sour taste. Maybe this book was just a little too timely in light of everything going on in our country today. I found myself skimming a lot of the book when it went into great detail about the whole procedure. On top of this, there is the whole separate storyline of a serial killer avenging his brother's death. Just a little too much going on to make this a great book.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I+liked+this+story.++It+captured+my+attention+and+held+it.+I+thought+the+characters+were+interesting+and+I+wanted+to+learn+more+about+them.+I+will+be+checking+out+the+next+book+in+this+series.