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Publication Order of Jack Sharpe Books

The People's House (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wingman (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Voter File (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of DavidPepper Standalone Novels

A Simple Choice (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fifth Vote (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of DavidPepper Non-Fiction Books

Laboratories of Autocracy (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saving Democracy (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

David Pepper is an adjunct professor, lawyer, former elected official, writer, political activist, and former chairman of the Democratic Party in Ohio between 2015 and 2021.

The author was born and brought up in Cincinnati and loves to refer to himself as a fifth-generation Cincinnatian.

David went to Yale University in his earlier years, where he graduated Magna cum laude before he went to the Yale School of Law, from where he earned his Juris Doctor degree.

In his role as chairman of Ohio Democrats, he got involved in extensive litigation and numerous fight over election laws and voter suppression.

From that work, David was featured in the documentary “All In,” which highlighted the nationwide fight for voting rights by Stacey Abrams.

Pepper is now the author of four novels that combine fiction and real-world politics. He made his debut when he penned “The People’s House,” and won critical acclaim for predicting the Russian Scandal.
According to “The Wall Street Journal,” Pepper is one of the best political thriller authors of a generation.

David also works at the College of Law of the University of Cincinnati where he is a teacher of voting rights and election law as an adjunct professor.

Between his law school years and his undergraduate years, he worked in St Petersburg Russia as a research intern at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

When Pepper first vied for political office, he won coming first out of a field of 26 candidates. He would then go on to serve between 2001 and 2005 in the Cincinnati City Council.

In 2006, he made history when for the first time in four decades, he flipped Hamilton County Blue, when he floored the incumbent commissioner.

Following his win, David Pepper served between 2007-2010 and was the president of the Commission between 2009 and 2010. In 2010 he was the candidate for Ohio Auditor and then ran for Attorney General in 2014 under the Democratic Party.

It was in 2014 that he finally got elected and chaired the Democratic Party in Ohio over several years. Earlier on, he had accumulated a lot of experience clerking at the United States Court of Appeals working for Honorable Nathaniel Jones.

In the year 2000, David got employment with Blank Rome and Squire Sanders, which are some of the largest law firms in Cincinnati. During this time, he focused mainly on business and commercial litigation and appellate litigation.

David Pepper was inspired to pen “The People’s House” his debut novel from two things.

The author believed that there was a lack of political thrillers on screen and in print. There was a lot of content in the niche but most of them lacked realism and did not have the gritty ground-floor reality of politics.

Having served and run for office and as a former party chair, he intended to provide an insider view of what politics entailed.

Another driving factor was the fact that political thriller fiction had reached a point where it had been made nearly impossible to dissect the highly dysfunctional nature of the American political system.
Most people who try to tackle that dysfunction often resort to throwing mud and retreating to partisan corners making it difficult to separate truth and fact from fiction.

In writing the novel, David Peppr hoped to offer a more neutral space where he could explore some of the deepest issues in American politics.

“The People’s House,” by David Pepper asks if it is possible for someone to do a heist of the House of Representatives unnoticed. Jack Sharpe is a political reporter that is just logging time waiting for his time to end in a disappointing career.

Over this time, he has been stung by personal hard knocks and politics have made him weary. However, he stumbles upon some odd-looking results in the Ohio Congressional district he is in charge of.
Soon enough, he unearths several irregularities that make him dig deeper as his investigation takes him far beyond his coverage area in Ohio.

He soon unearths an international conspiracy that is taking advantage of the weakening political structures to strike at American democracy.

His reports result in a showdown with the Presidential contender and a philandering Congressman who are aware of the plot even though they had curiously kept mum.

There is also the deadly and eccentric Russian energy baron who is the mastermind of everything.

To save the country and himself, Sharpe needs to rekindle the old fire he once had as he navigates a treacherous journey through atonement, betrayal, and danger.

David Pepper’s novel “The Wingman” is an excellent follow-up to the debut novel of the “Jack Sharpe” series of novels as told by an insider.

Jack Sharpe is a veteran reporter from the Midwest who had a lot of success thanks to reporting on the voter fraud conspiracy that he unearthed in “The People’s House.”
Sharpe has just heard that there is something corrupt going on at Democratic Party primaries.

Ultimately, he also discovers a complex scheme to install a dangerous and corrupt politician in the American presidency using any means necessary.

Neglected veterans, dark money, paramilitary government contractors, kompromat, and drone technology are things that are broadcast on everyday news.

However, Pepper explores how shadowy entities making use of enough resources and incentives exploit such issues.

Jack is forced to risk his reputation and life as he tries to get to the bottom of the story to ensure that the conspiracy he unearthed does not turn into reality.

“The Voter File,” by David Pepper opens with Jack Sharpe the investigative reporter down to his last chance. He has just lost his job with the national news channel and the only thing to his name is his phone filled with messages.

He had been sent the messages by Tori Justice, a graduate student who swears that she has information about irregularities in a local election. Sharpe is certain that she is wrong but she is adamant that she is a credible witness.

The reporter soon discovers that the voter file is the most critical tool in any election. It includes the database that makes it possible to track a district’s voters and influence the strategies that can be made by parties to ensure electoral victory.

If one person got hold of the voter file that a party had, it would be possible to manipulate the results of almost any election across the United States.

Sharpe soon learns that one man had gotten access to such information and now intends to use it to influence American politics.

The more he investigates, the more he questions the viability and values of the president he once admired and the country he loves.

Soon enough it is clear that it is not only his career but also his life that is in jeopardy.

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