This novel about Washington insiders and corruption was first published in 1958. Washington corruption has obviously been a popular topic for a very long time. It was written by Booth Money, which I’m assuming was a pseudonym. Whether it’s real or not, it’s a great name for a writer.
The cover art is by Verne Tossey, who I profiled back in 2017. It features a stereotypical corrupt pol (they’re always overweight and bald) and a woman who I assume is meant to be his mistress. While talking on the phone, she’s holding a newspaper that features headline about the Senate investigating a lobbyist. Influence is definitely about to be peddled in the shadow of the Capitol Dome!