The Siberian Candidate
For former political fixer Henry Mercucio, business has always been personal. Now at the helm of his father-in-law's legal empire, Henry is playing by a new set of rules—his own. With his candidate installed as mayor of Providence, he manages to gain an appointment on a major defense contractor's board, but his foray into corporate takeovers is short-lived as he discovers this world is just as shady as the Machiavellian political sphere he has escaped.
Meanwhile, Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Charlie Braverman stumbles across a sinister, nationwide Russian plot to undermine America's electoral system, already fully operational. With Henry licking his wounds after being double-crossed in business, he and former Congressman McNally are recruited to scramble up a new Democratic gubernatorial candidate in defense of national stability.
With his state's political future in jeopardy and his marriage and future in question, Henry must bootstrap it again while navigating new revelations from his past to deliver the only candidate that could prevent his state and country from falling to dark forces. To teach their enemies an ultimate lesson, Henry will organize his biggest plot yet.
John Houle is the founder of JH Communications, LLC, and has successfully managed numerous private and political campaigns since 2002. He presently represents over 75 clients across a wide spectrum of industries, and in 2022, rebranded his company as Main St. Media to reflect his commitment to help small business post pandemic.
Active in the Chamber of Commerce since he started his business, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce in 2022. He was also appointed by Governor Gina Raimondo to serve as a member of the Workforce Partnership of Greater Rhode Island.
A graduate of Boston College, John resides in Cranston, RI, with his wife, Susan, and their children, Jenna and Christopher.