Books: Success of a Bipartisan Thriller THE DOUBLE MAN

by Senators Gary Hart and William Cohen

Unlike most fledgling suspense novelists, they whitewashed the sex scenes and played up the humdrum life at the office. But these are no ordinary authors, and the lack of a certain spice has not hurt the book's burgeoning sales. Available in bookstores since April, The Double Man, by Democratic Senator Gary Hart of Colorado and Republican Senator William Cohen of Maine, has been selected as a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate, has hit the Washington Post best-seller list, seems headed for best-seller ranks elsewhere and may even reach the silver screen. The story, which they jointly hatched five years ago during a coffee...

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