Author: Greg Sandora
Genre: Political Thriller
It’s the steamy summer of 2016 in Washington, D.C. just days before the Democratic National Convention. A long and painful recession has left ordinary Americans suffering, spawning the hottest Presidential Contest in history. Jack Canon, a man born into privilege, a witness to great social injustice is going to be President of the United States–no matter what! Desperate and corrupt, the leader of the free world orders a hit to slow him down. The plan backfires–the wrong people are dead–a manhunt points to the unthinkable–The President of the United States.
Rewind one year, Jack’s focus on redistribution of wealth and energy has made him powerful enemies. Once his friends, Rogue Billionaires, Oil Sheiks, the Mob, all want him gone. The current President wants him alive–thinking he can win against an unabridged liberal. A Universal Raw Nerve of wealth vs. poverty is exposed becoming a thrill ride as deep machinations of espionage, geo-politics and deception, even murder play out. Kind and charismatic, Jack’s just naughty enough to have you falling for him like one of his loving circle of loyal friends. Of course he’s flawed, a dedicated family man, faithful to one woman, but in love with two. Is it his fault his best friend is impossibly jaw dropping beautiful? Think the crime and passion of the Godfather meets the romance and innocence of Camelot. A story that could spark a movement, a book that can seed a revolution. A heart thumping climax so shocking you’ll pull the covers and draw the shades! One things for sure, through all the drama and suspense, you’ll be pulling for Jack!
Everyone has probably dreamed of becoming president at some point (at least, I did, and most of my friends did as well), but for Jack Canon, that dream is close to becoming a reality. He’s an idealist, a man willing to risk it all to make the world a better place.
My favorite character was actually Sandy, one of Jack’s best friends. She was witty and clever, with her heart in the right place. She had a great personality and sense of humor.
The plot was rather complicated, with Jack caught in the middle of a murder conspiracy, and then his old friends turning against him, and the previous president doing everything he could to stop him. It reminded me of shows like 24. It had drama, complexity, and lots of suspense.
If you like suspense novels and thriller, then you should definitely try this book. The writing was great, and it offered a nice mix of characterization and plot development.