It's somewhere between 2020 and 2030; the first and fourth amendments have been shredded by neo-con supreme justices and Roe vs. Wade overturned. Then..Show More » a conservative Supreme Court Justice is murdered in what appears to be a botched robbery. The FBI's special agent in charge brings in his old friend Joe Reeder who has already discerned this wasn't a robbery gone wrong; it was an assassination. Then another justice is brought down and suspicion falls on Reeder. This is a nice little story and if there weren't so many implausibility's it would be a good buy. Unfortunately there is only so much suspension of belief possible before it becomes too jarring and ruins the narrative. If they'd dialed it back just a bit It might've been a four star work. Maybe it's just me but I can't give more than two.
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 ex..Show More »treme 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.