Commissioner in Exile: True Life Politics in the Florida Swamp - by Henry O'Donnell
Everyone needs to hear this story; it is a tale of contemporary America, of politics, power, corruption and money, set against the background of the Sunshine state .
This is the true, and extraordinary, story of the first American in history to receive protection from criminal charges in the United States protection granted by a NATO & EU country, a long-time ally of the United States. No democratic European government could ignore the fact that the charges against him stemmed from a corrupt investigation in the state of Florida. (One of the most corrupt states in America).
This is the story of 'Shaan' Shahrukh Dhanji - US Navy sharpshooter with a top security clearance who became Commissioner for Human Relations and Civil Rights. This is a story of the American dream corrupted by politics and intrigue. Shaan went from standing on an anti-corruption ticket to being hounded by the Florida administration, then on the run in Europe and India. The story reads like an Elmore Leonard novel, and as they say, truth is often stranger than fiction. If you want to know how corruption works then this is the book for you, if you want to know how democracy doesn t work, then this is the book for you. It is a rattling good read.