For folks opposed to the 45th President, The New York Times offers a bit of recreational reading. It’s pure fiction from the minds of top spy and crime novelists, who exercise the imagination to see various Donald Trump endings.

Our focus here at the Book Review is on books and stories, but also on how the books being written and read reflect the world outside of books. And one of the biggest stories out there, of course, is the Mueller investigation and the relationship between Trump and Putin. It’s hard not to speculate about what might happen next. To that end, we thought: Who better than some of today’s most talented spy and crime novelists — Joseph Finder, Laura Lippman, Jason Matthews, Zoë Sharp and Scott Turow — to conjure possible outcomes?

READ MORE: Five Novelists Imagine Trump’s Next Chapter | The New York Times

Enjoy the creative, twisty-turns of these delicious passages, and please share with us which is your favorite.

On the other hand, if you have imagined your own fictional end-chapter for Trump, DO NOT TELL US. Write it on your blog and send us a link.

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