Politics is a blood sport

houle-kingmakersA new novel by Boston College graduate John Houle tells the story of the behind-the-scenes maneuverings and dirty political games involved in a special election for mayor of Providence, which is held after the sitting mayor flees to Europe to avoid criminal prosecution. The King-Makers of Providence (BookPress Publishing, 2023) is a political thriller that follows the actions of campaign consultant Henry Mercucio who puts everything on the line to make a name for himself and help his candidate win. Houle graduated from BC in 1994 with a degree in political science. He has worked as a political consultant and operates his own marketing communications firm. Houle spoke about his book with the Warwick Beacon.

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