Read these other political thrillers by David Pepper:
THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE
Can someone steal the majority of the House of Representatives with no one noticing? That’s the electoral coup that turns America upside down in The People’s House… …Until one man notices.
In The Wingman, a lightning fast-paced sequel to The People’s House, veteran Midwestern beat reporter Jack Sharpe has made it big, thanks to the deep-rooted voter fraud conspiracy he uncovered in The People’s House.
THE VOTER FILE
A twisty, one-step-ahead-of-the-headlines political thriller featuring a rogue reporter who investigates election meddling of epic proportions, written by the ultimate insider.
REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS:
BOOK REVIEW: A SIMPLE CHOICE
“ David Pepper’s A Simple Choice is a political thriller featuring two outsiders caught up in a stunning conspiracy, filled with details and twists that only a true political insider could write. Read on for Doreen Sheridan’s review!”
– DOREEN SHERIDAN
BOOK REVIEW: A SIMPLE CHOICE
“ A Simple Choice reads like a straight-out-of-headlines account of a conspiracy. David Pepper brings deep-rooted authenticity, with his insider knowledge of the heart of American politics. Read more.”
– Kashif Hussain
THE VOTER FILE: “A CLEVER TALE”
“Pepper comes through again with this clever tale of how cyber sabotage of elections, coupled with highly concentrated ownership of traditional media operations, can undermine American democracy.”
– President Bill Clinton
PEPPER HAS DONE IT AGAIN
“Read this book and you will understand what could happen to our democracy. Let’s hope the fiction in The Voter File doesn’t become reality.”
– Senator Bill Bradley
BELIEVABLE, EVOCATIVE, AND SHIVER-INDUCING
“As timely as tomorrow’s headline, written by a man who knows exactly what he’s talking about. It’s also as unpredictable as a riptide, bringing what is a clear and present threat to modern democracy into pristine focus. Read and be warned.”
– Steve Berry, novelist
DAVID PEPPER TAKES US INTO THE DARK UNDERBELLY OF AMERICAN ELECTIONS
“Drawing on his insider experience, David Pepper takes us into the dark underbelly of American elections—how campaigns use psychological warfare to target voters to the edge of the law, and beyond.”
– Alex Berenson, author of The Faithful Spy
MEET DAVID PEPPER
David Pepper is a lawyer, writer, political activist, former elected official, and adjunct professor, and served as the Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party between 2015 and 2021.
In that role, he was engaged in numerous fights and extensive litigation over voter suppression and election laws in the Buckeye State. Stemming from that work, David appeared in “All In”—the documentary highlighting Stacey Abrams’ nation-wide fight for voting rights.
Pepper has written four novels that bridge real-world politics and fiction—including A Simple Choice (released in August 2022)). His first novel, The People’s House, earned praise for having “predicted the Russia scandal.” The Wall Street Journal named Pepper "one of the best political-thriller writers on the scene.”
Born and raised in Cincinnati, David is a fifth-generation Cincinnatian. David earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, and later earned his J.D. from Yale Law School.
David finished first out of 26 candidates in his first run for political office, and served on Cincinnati City Council from 2001-2005. In 2006, he flipped Hamilton County blue for the first time in 40 years when he ousted the incumbent commissioner; he then served on the Commission from 2007-2010, including as its president in 2009-2010. David was the Democratic candidate for Ohio Auditor in 2010 and Ohio Attorney General in 2014. He was elected chair of the Ohio Democratic Party in December 2014.
In 1999, David clerked for the Honorable Nathaniel Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. After 2000, David also worked in the Cincinnati offices of major law firms Squire Sanders and Blank Rome, focusing his practice on commercial and business litigation, and appellate litigation. David also teaches election and voting rights law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Between his undergraduate and law school years, David spent three years doing international work in St. Petersburg, Russia. Based out of the Center for Strategic and International Studies—a Washington D.C. think tank—he served as a research intern for Zbigniew Brzezinski for part of 1993, followed by several years as the assistant director of a project providing technical assistance to the City of St. Petersburg as it underwent economic reform. In that role, David interacted with international figures such as Henry Kissinger, Paul Bremer, ambassadors, members of Congress, business leaders, and Vladimir Putin, who was then Vice Mayor of St. Petersburg.
David and his wife Alana have two sons, Jack, 8, and Charlie, 5.