Honorable Profession


Honorable Profession

by Andy Kutler

GENRE: Contemporary Fiction (Political)

Honorable Profession: A Novel of American Politics is a compelling, hopeful story of a cynical former Secret Service agent and his idealistic daughter as they follow a longshot candidate into the perilous arena of presidential politics.

After resigning from his agency under an ethical cloud, 46-year-old Dan Cahill commits himself to rebuilding his relationship with Megan, the college-aged daughter in Las Vegas he has long neglected. She persuades a reluctant Cahill to join the student-led campaign of a popular professor competing in the Nevada presidential primary against impossible odds. As they face powerful forces conspiring to clear the field, Cahill's deep-seated disdain for electoral politics collides with Megan's higher ideals. Each of their faiths are tested by political allies and adversaries, all desperate for victory, no matter the costs.

Crafted by award-winning author Andy Kutler, Honorable Profession is an absorbing, modern-day political drama filled with authentic and indelible characters, each struggling with their own loyalties and principles as they duel with unscrupulous rivals and the meaning of public service.


Her eyes were pleading. “You have to win next week. Let me help you.”

“You are helping me, Hope. And I appreciate your good intentions. Your passion to fix what ails your brother, desperate for any solution, I’ve been there. I know what that pain in your heart feels like. But I didn’t get into this race to destroy others. I never wanted to be in a competition among rivals and enemies. I wanted to be in a competition of ideas. Ours are better, that I am certain of. And if this election proves I’m the wrong messenger, I want to see an army of others, like you, who will carry our movement forward. And make the Cure Initiative a reality.”

Hope stood, unenthusiastic, but at least offering a grudging nod as she lifted her tripod again.

Walter smiled at her. “Your integrity, my dear, and my conscience, will remain intact. But fear not, the Vice President will one day learn the same inescapable lesson I am now experiencing.”

“What’s that?”

“As the Buddhists say, there are three things that cannot long stay hidden. The sun, the moon, and the truth.”

About the Author:

Andy Kutler is a writer and author of two award-winning novels, The Batter’s Box and The Other Side of Life. Andy has also written extensively for The Huffington Post and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Over a 28-year professional career, he has worked in the United States Senate, the U.S. Secret Service, and the national security community. A Wisconsin native, Andy lives with his wife and two children in Arlington, Virginia.


Website:  https://www.andykutler.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndyKutler

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  1. I love that this book centers on the relationship between a father and daughter. The political angle is also intriguing.

    1. Thanks Jenna! Would it surprise you to learn I have a teenaged daughter? :)
      Best, Andy Kutler

  2. Honorable Profession by Andy Kutler sounds like a book of contemporary political fiction that will interest and engage many readers.

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  3. This book has the political issues with the drama that we all can relate to. Having a father and daughter into politics just adds to the drama!

  4. Political drama is something we all can relate to. Having a father and daughter into the politics always adds to the dramatic flare!

  5. Andy, Honorable Profession sounds like a great read for my dad and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fantastic day!

  6. Wonderful new book, had fun learning about it.

  7. The author's true life experiences would have been invaluable to the writing.

  8. Sounds like a very interesting book.

  9. This sounds like a great read; I'm very intrigued! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

  10. This definitely looks at the all too common situation of the differing views of the different generations.

  11. The problem with reading a political thriller is the fact that all too often, real life is more preposterous in the machinations of politicians than the fiction!


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