When a retired colleague dies of an apparent suicide, ex - Secret Service agent Joe Reeder knows there must be far more to the story. Why did the man leave a desperate message for Reeder moments before dying? And what could possibly make such a seasoned veteran fear for his life?
FBI Special Agent Patti Rogers has a mystery of her own to solve: she's leading a task force investigating a brutal series of similar but seemingly unconnected murders across the DC area. Are they serial killings or something even more sinister?
Could Reeder and Rogers be tracking down different facets of the same conspiracy? And how do the continued assassination attempts on a presidential hopeful figure into an unprecedented attack on the heart of government?
The answers to these questions are uncovered in this riveting sequel to the bestselling Supreme Justice.
©2015 Max Allan Collins (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Fate of the Union is a political thriller set in the not too distant future. With the two major US political parties having been captured by their extreme wings, this book is a call for a move toward political moderation; as such, this book is best viewed as a political purpose-written novel. The novel is, by the way, Book 2 of the Reeder and Rogers series.
Fate of the Union is an excellent listen that could have been much better had the very experienced author not been so sloppy in his research. There are multiple misquotes, improperly attributed quotes, and factual errors about things and places including a reference to the safety on a Glock pistol. After a half dozen such obvious errors I found myself spending more time picking out errors than paying attention to the plot. Max Allan Collins has been successfully writing and selling novels for more than 40 years; he's the guy who gave us Mickey Spillane, Dick Tracy, and Nathan Heller. He should be held to a high standard.
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