He made her. Then he used her…
Earnest Stokes walks into the office of a well-known PR man with only one goal – to make his daughter a star.
Dan Sinclair is given a ten thousand pound down payment and a timeline of three years to launch the career of country mouse-into-model Jackson.
Jackson gets glamorous clothes, maquillage, and finally prestige exposure as cover girl on eight American magazines.
But to Sinclair, he sees the girl as nothing more than a product…
One that soon grows her own teeth.
Sinclair seems to forget his own lesson: “A means as a means, without a full appreciation of its effect on the end product, is shortsighted.”
As he uses Jackson to manipulate the fashion world, Jackson’s career skyrockets – propelling her high.
High enough, even, to enable her to destroy Sinclair…
The Persuader is perfect for fans of Mad Men, who are sure to love this story about the behind-the-scenes deals and manipulations of a shady PR man and the supermodel he created.
Praise for The Persuader
‘Public Relations will never be the same again. And at what intense enjoyment for the readers.’-Smith’s Trade News
Praise for Robert Pollock
‘Everything adds up to a resounding caper indeed – great fun.’ -New York Times Book Review
‘Robert Pollock is interested in facts rather than morals, and presents them with a gripping mastery of the techniques and dangers involved.’ -The Times Literary Supplement
‘Pollock spares nothing in the telling. His style is stark and modernist. Here he makes art from life.’ – Contra Costa Times
Robert Pollock was a London native, he had an extensive writing, teaching, film, and public relations career. As a journalist, he wrote for The London Sunday Times, The London Sunday Observer, Vanity Fair, The San Francisco Examiner and The Los Angeles Times Syndicate. He worked for both Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, and was involved in the production of many films, including “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” “The Only Game in Town” and “Hard Contract.” His published books include: The Persuader, Loophole or How to Rob a Bank, The Legend of John Dougan, Soccer for Juniors, The Everything World Religions Book and The Everything Screenwriting Book.
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