- March 31, 2014
-- Mikael Carlson, the author of the highly rated book “The iCandidate,”
has just announced the release of the much anticipated sequel. Titled “The iCongressman,”
Carlson’s new release is available on April 1st
on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/
, the Barnes & Noble website (www.www.barnesandnoble.com)
, and other online bookstores. Readers may also order the book through traditional brick and mortar book sellers.
continues the fictional journey of Michael Bennit, a high school history teacher from a small town in Connecticut who lost a bet with his students and had to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The story, written in his typical first person, multiple point of view format, now follows him to Washington D.C. where he is forced to fend off a series of political attacks orchestrated by the Speaker of the House and a powerful, yet shady, lobbyist determined to expel him prior to campaign season.
“Michael Bennit is the kind of politician everyone wants to represent them,” Carlson said, calling his series “political thrillers with a strong young adult appeal.” He does not discuss controversial issues in either book, instead focusing the story on the political process and the characters’ reaction to it. “Through the experiences of Michael Bennit, the reader gets to experience just how dysfunctional our political process can be in an entertaining way.
"The iCandidate" made readers look at how the nation elects our representatives. "The iCongressman"
will make them look at the state of affairs between our two main political parties and what can be done to force them to bridge the widening partisan divide. In both novels, social media plays a big role as Carlson expertly provides us with a plausible glimpse into the future of how the country communicates, forms opinions, and makes decisions.
People who are interested in learning more about Carlson and “The iCandidate” or “The “iCongressman”
may visit his website at www.mikaelcarlson.com
, as well as popular reading sites like GoodReads.