Books: The Gathering Norm

NIGHT OF CAMP DAVID by Fletcher Knebel. 336 pages. Harper & Row. $4.95.

Having dissolved his bestselling co-authorship with Charles W. Bailey II (Seven Days in May, Convention), in this novel Author Knebel sets out alone into the well-trampled shrubbery of Washington. That way lies, literally, madness. President Mark Hollenbach, after three brilliant years in the White House, begins to develop some peculiar ideas. Convinced that a mysterious "they" are out to get him, he wants to throw an F.B.I, wiretap on every single telephone conversation in the U.S., to be taped and stored in computers, so he can spot conspiracies against...

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