GOOD STORY: Evil-but-sexy president roughs up best friend’s bimbo-wife during tryst. Secret Service agents kill her. Criminal-with-conscience sees everything. “Absolute Power.”
BETTER STORY: Earnest young lawyer secretly writes novel. Book sells–snap!–for $2 mil. Movie rights–zap!–another mil. Clint Eastwood signs to star. Absolute truth.
Read more about the sale of David Baldacci’s first novel here.