Another of Mr Reich compelling stories. Fast paced, a little far fetched... but then is it really? Lots of action and twists and turns... hard to give more details without spoiling the plot... only one thing is certain, the reader wants to turn the page to know what comes next!
I like this author and having read his latest, Rules of Deception, I noted that he had written this book which I had missed. Sadly, it could have stayed that way and I would be none the worse off.
One gets the feeling that Mr. Reich was in a hurry to write this book and in doing so he develops a scattershot storyline with a variety of characters who seem more ready for the psychiatrist's couch than for the more serious job of directing the country in a sub rosa manner.
The "Club" has invited the newly elected president of the United States to join their ranks. She has declined. Therefore she must be eliminated and why not do it on innauguration day?
How this plan is discovered and dealt with has it's moments, but they are too few and too far between. I bought this book from an Amazon bookseller, and if you care to read it, I would suggest you save your money and do the same.
Reich's prior books I'd read benefited from straightforward and credible plots. This book has a plot that's way more convoluted and roundabout -- and more unlikely. I'm giving it 3 stars only because he's a good writer and because - as in all his books - the financial/banking details are fascinating and probably accurate. That his unarmed hero could keep getting away from these "all-knowing" and "all-powerful" forces strains credulity!
Think carefully about whether you want to spend 2 long evenings reading 540 pages that should have been more like 350.
I have read several of these books by Christopher Reich and have always found them to be great reading, I have read the three books featuring Jonathan & Emma Ransom but then the series stopped. The other books are great but i miss the Ransom books. But what ever this author writes makes great reading.