McCain wordsmith revealed as “anonymous” author of “O” the novel.
Confirmed by sources, but there were lots of in-plain-sight clues that led to Salter’s Maine door.
(Flashback: Page Six touted Salter.)
–Simon and Schuster topper Jonathan Karp was Salter’s editor on books he did with Senator McCain.
–Salter has been holed up in Maine since leaving his job in the Senate.
–The descriptions that Karp has given of the author matched Salter.
–Salter’s non-denial denial was the closest to a confession of any suspect who was publicly asked.
–There is a story early in the book based on a real-life tale that would have been known only to a McCain campaign insider such as Salter.
Salter declined to comment. Karp declined to directly address Salter’s authorship.