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The Body Politic
by Philip Boyle

Just weeks before his seemingly inevitable election victory, his third in a row, West of Ireland politician Ruby Madden has, in a savage and unplanned attack, killed local businessman Eddie Parlon and buried him in Ruby's own field.

The longer the body remains undiscovered, the greater Ruby's delusion becomes, and he is increasingly blind to the damage that he causes to those around him. On the verge of his greatest achievement, the opportunity of leading not only his party but his country, Ruby finds that punishment for your sins can come in the most unimaginable of ways. The past can never be buried forever.
 

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