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Books by Rick Spees

  • Capitol Gains

    RICHARD BREWSTER IS A FAST RISING WASHINGTON LOBBYIST in a large law firm with a bright future. But what if he wants to short-circuit the long climb to the top of the profession by creating a made-up client that has a phony problem? What if he uses that client to embarrass the president, to pass irrelevant legislation and arrange Congressional show hearings with professional wrestlers as witnesses? What if he charges the fictional clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees that the banks use to loan his law firm vast sums of money? Can he stay one step ahead of his partners, the president, the Senate, and the FBI?

    Written with knowledge and insights by a forty-year DC lobbyist, Capitol Gains follows in the traditions of Christopher Buckley and P. J. O’rouke as a wild romp through the Washington lobbying scene.

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RICK SPEES has spent over forty years in Washington serving on the staff of the US Senate and as an attorney and lobbyist. He understands all the aspects of lobbying, from the positive to the sleazy. He previously wrote a biographical chapter on his mentor Paul Laxalt; Man of Political Independence, in the book The Maverick Spirit: Building the New Nevada. Rick enjoys international travel, biking, and swimming.