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'The Middleman' is the latest smart, entertaining thriller from Olen Steinhauer

In The Middleman, the latest nailbiter from Olen Steinhauer, protagonist Martin Bishop, the charismatic leader of a left-wing radical group known as The Massive Brigade, wants to force change in Donald Trump’s America. He enthralls a subset of frustrated Americans, presiding at rallies where he rails against the 1%, corporate ownership of Congress, wars fought for oil companies, and a system far removed from its original democratic intent.

Bishop believes disruption and surprise can rally the rest of the country to demand a fairer, more equitable system.

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