“Confirmation” Now Available Online
Supreme Court Vacancy Looms Large in “Confirmation”, Third Novel by Kenneth Kerns
As serendipitous as fate would allow, author Kenneth Kerns completed work on his third novel, “Confirmation,” about twenty four hours before news of Supreme Court Justice David Souter’s retirement became public knowledge. The novel is now being published in the thicket of confirmation hearings for possible Justice Sotomayor.
“Confirmation” (256 pages, trade paperback book, $15.00) sees the return of idealist Mike Adams as he labors through his freshman year as a United States Senator, which is complicated by the planning for his wedding. His work is further interrupted when his home town is damaged by tornadoes; he and his staff assistant, Jeff Simon, are left to pick up the pieces.
Elsewhere, a country lawyer is found dead, a Supreme Court Justice has resigned over a sex scandal, and a long-running organization in need of good news decides to relax a century’s worth of traditions. What secrets are then revealed could shift the balance of power in Washington.
“Confirmation” is a story of political intrigue, conspiracy, and suspense. As the opposing sides inch closer to claiming victory, more details emerge that help to piece together the memories and unanswered questions left by the main characters’ pasts. Readers of Kerns’ earlier works will see the ties that bind the three novels together, while newer readers will enjoy the novel as a standalone story. College students and alumni will enjoy the fictional accounts of school events, such as Student Government elections, and fraternity-style hazing.
Kenneth Kerns was the minority party leader in the Student Senate and treasurer of the Board of College Councils while an undergraduate at the University of Florida. He went on to obtain a masters’ degree in political management from The George Washington University in 2004. He has written several books and works full-time for a not-for-profit organization in DC.
“Confirmation” is available in paperback through the publisher or online retailers such as Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble. An edition is also available on Amazon Kindle.
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If you would like a review copy or would like to schedule an interview, contact the author, Kenneth Kerns.