“The novel [The Means] presents a well-researched portrait of the incestuous relationships between the media and Beltway power players … that makes Heilemann and Halperin’s nonfiction Game Change look sedate by comparison.”
–Kirkus Reviews (read the full review here)


“Douglas Brunt’s The Means is a must read for even the casual political observer.”
—James Carville, chief campaign strategist for President Bill Clinton


“I love this book. With great insights to the political process and human nature, The Means takes you into the backrooms and bedrooms of an anything-goes presidential campaign. If Doug Brunt wasn’t a great novelist, he should be a campaign manager. This is a taut, thoughtful, and totally believable story of American politics at its best and worst.”
–Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of The Gold Coast



“Douglas Brunt’s gripping novel starts full throttle and doesn’t let up. This compelling story takes you into the harsh reality of hard-ball politics and cut throat journalism. Some books are just for fun; some give you insight and depth about things you never knew, that you can’t read in your daily paper. In The Means, you get it all and more.” –Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas Governor, Presidential Candidate


“Many writers have tried but failed to capture the unique environment that is a presidential campaign, but Douglas Brunt’s depiction of life on the trail is right on the money. The Means is a terrific, fast-paced novel that is not only entertaining but prophetic.”
—Bob Beckel, political analyst, former national campaign manager (Mondale), and former national campaign consultant (Clinton, Carter)


“Douglas Brunt’s brilliant and evocative novel, The Means, draws you deep into a disturbingly believable world of immoral politics and money.”
—Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot


“Fans of House of Cards will appreciate The Means with its insider’s look at a presidential campaign and a surprise ending I did not see coming.”
—Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Worthy Brown’s Daughter