Have you voted yet? Find out the truth about Laurence Walker.
I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind assistance with my No Harm Can Come To A Good Man electoral campaign; and to urge you, above all else, to stick with me. As you know, this country was not founded on toil alone; indeed, the graft of many contributes towards the success of us all. And thanks to your efforts in the past – be they donations, votes, town hall meetings or expressions of support through bumper stickers and yard signs – we have shown real signs of growth these past few months. You stuck with me during the death of my son, Sean, and I would ask you to stick with me now.
The idea of #Walker2020, once a dream that I could barely have hoped to realize, is one that I can only attain with your help.
You may have seen alternative slogans, issued by my rivals; or perhaps you witnessed the ClearVista video, a video that exists purely to slur my name. In that video, the way that I am depicted is a lie. The gun, my family, the look on my face: the video is a fabrication. I can assure you, I am a Good Man. I have only ever tried to be this, and my work so far – with the education systems, with healthcare, with weapon control and crime – surely displays that.
But some people will try and bring you down. They will try to make you the man that they say you are. Let me assure you, right now, that I will not succumb. Let me assure you that I will strive to win this election, and to better the lives for us all, and the lives of our children, and our children’s children. I do this not for me, but for them; for my family. No Harm Can Come To A Good Man, the phrase goes; and I am trying to be just that.
So, once more: I can do this, but only with your help. Let’s aim for #Walker2020, together.
Senator Laurence Walker
Wondering what to read this year? Look no further. The Killer Reads Team have put pen to paper to tell you what we’re most excited about publishing and reading in 2013.
Emad Akhtar, Assistant Editor for Crime and Thriller, says:
The books I’m most excited about publishing:
The Tower by Simon Toyne, marks the end of the Sancti trilogy, and will definitely be an event for all the people who have been following this story from Sanctus. You can read any of them on their own, to be honest – they are just amazing, slick, satisfying thrillers which take you to really unexpected places. I don’t think anyone’s quite doing what he’s doing with the genre; a really special mix of ancient themes and cutting-edge ideas.
And of course, The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes. If you’ve been following any of the buzz building around this dark, hypnotic serial killer story, then you’ll know that this is one to put everything on hold for. Lauren is a really rare talent, who can bend her imagination to any genre, shaping and mashing-up stories into highly original novels which no-one else could write. I think she’ll win a lot of new fans this year with The Shining Girls, if the early reviews are anything to go by.
Both these books are out in April and if you don’t read at least one of them, I will hold you in contempt forever.