The Devlin Deception: Formerly titled "The Donne Deal:  How One Man Bought and Fixed the USA"

The Devlin Deception: Formerly titled "The Donne Deal: How One Man Bought and Fixed the USA"

by Jake Devlin

ISBN: 9781480173422

Publisher CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Published in Mystery & Thrillers/Thrillers & Suspense, Mystery & Thrillers, Literature & Fiction

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What could possibly go wrong when an iconoclastic, reclusive billionaire takes over the US federal government and starts to fix everything that's wrong with it? (Or what could go right?)

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Friday, December 9, 2011

10:17 a.m.

The Oval Office

Washington, DC


Immediately after President Obama signed the sixth Save The Economy Act in a videotaped ceremony, the United States was sold, thanks to three clauses that had been covertly inserted into the bill, which no one in the Congress read before voting it into law.

The price was a grand total of 82.7 cents ... about eighty-three pennies, and that was significantly above market value.

The buyer was a reclusive billionaire named Gordon Olin Donne, who was present at the ceremony.

He handed the Treasury Secretary a one-dollar bill and said, "Keep the change, Tim."

He then handed the Attorney General his termination papers and replaced him with his own personal attorney, who, immediately after being sworn in, signed an opinion declaring the sale absolutely legal and immune from being contested.

He then turned to the President, said, "You're fired," and handed him his termination papers.

The Vice President and Majority and Minority Leaders from both the House and Senate, all of whom were in attendance for the signing, were surrounded by the Joint Chiefs of Staff while Donne told them they were all fired, handed them their termination papers and told them to surrender their cell phones and all their electronic devices and ordered them to sit quietly in the couches and chairs in the center of the room. Spluttering, but intimidated by the military presence, they all complied.

Donne then sat in the chair just vacated by the flabbergasted now ex-president, glanced around the Oval Office and began a lengthy, exhaustive restructuring of the federal government.

He issued orders firing the entire Congress and the Supreme Court and declaring his own absolute sovereignty. By noon, he had signed 257 pre-prepared directives, by six p.m. he had met face-to-face with the directors of the FBI, CIA, Secret Service, IRS and the US Mint, with the Secretaries of the Treasury, State and Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve and with the entire White House staff, and at eight p.m. sharp, preceded by intense media speculation, Gordon Olin Donne held his first live broadcast to the nation.


But all day long, he kept reminding himself that only the first step on his long road to vengeance was now behind him.

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