THE GOVERNOR "Rebound" Rothman - married, family-values New Jersey Republican with White House fantasies, a terrible secret, and a controversial position on young interns He's for 'em. THE TART Simone Lava, the voluptuous Miss Little Egg Harbor Township. Rebound keeps her hidden away in Atlantic City's seedy Celebrity Motel where she practices waving like a First Lady - a title she's been promised, if she'll just lay low during election season.
THE FIXER Jackie Disaster, an ex-boxer who runs the Jersey shore's most ruthless damage-control firm. Jackie digs up the macabre truth about the governor. THE POLLSTER Jonah Eastman, maverick political strategist raised by his mobster grandfather, who gave Rebound his start.
Jonah knows only one thing can save the congenitally deceitful governor A whopping, heartfelt lie. Shakedown Beach rips open the slats of the Atlantic City boardwalk to impart the big lesson of American politics When forced to look into one's soul and confront the painful truths of murder, corruption and sexual depravity, don't be a schmuck - hire the nastiest operatives money can buy and duck, dodge and spin to November.