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!
I actually struggled a bit with this book – at the start. Then the plot pulled me in, and I had a blast reading through the rest of it. Jack Canon is a great character. He has an amazing sense of humor, an upbeat personality, he’s always there for his friends and family, and he’s willing to make a change, no matter the risks.
He’s an odd bird out, the only one amongst a bunch of corrupt politicians, the mob, and heads of state who aren’t afraid to use some violence, who chooses the peaceful route and sticks to it. I liked the book the most because it features such a charismatic character, but the plot itself was interesting as well. You’d think at first it would sound a little far-fetched, but it wasn’t like that at all.
An instense, well-written thriller that deserves a read.