Turkmeniscam is reviewed in The Post. The book involves an undercover journalist’s efforts to contact several lobbying shops on behalf of a fictitious client.
Ken Silverstein’s “Turkmeniscam” aims to put another dent in lobbyists’ already battered reputation. But the enterprising Silverstein didn’t want just to launch another broadside at the predatory behavior of K Street; he wanted to set a trap. So Silverstein, the Washington editor of Harper’s magazine, posed as the representative of a fictional London-based firm with a large stake in the natural gas fields of Turkmenistan, a former Soviet republic whose repressive regime has a history of human rights abuses.