4.5 out of 5 stars
The Foundation centers around a corrupt Washington DC think tank (aren't they all, a little?) The Foundation is attempting to take control of the US in more than one way and affect global issues with little or no care for the loss of life. Jack Emery, a Pulitzer-winning writer happens to stumble across this conspiracy after a terrorist attack takes everything from him. Emery will give up almost everything he has left to cut the head off of this snake.
Steve P. Vincent's writing reminded me of other Thriller writers like Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Jack Higgins. It just had that raw and gutsy feeling that great thrillers have. I would be on the lookout for Vincent.
The cover really sucked me into this one. I love thrillers, especially ones set in or around DC. My wife went to school there and when we were dating, I spent a lot of time there. So it's nice to recognize areas that the author is referring to.
Jack Emery as the main character was interesting. He wasn't the perfect spy or assassin. He is a darn good journalist with nothing left to lose. I loved the simplicity of it. It allowed Emery to surprise me as a reader.
The Foundation did a lot of puddle-jumping from place to place and which kept the action pegged at 100mph. Every time I thought things would setting down for Emery or that everything would finally work out I was thrown back into the dark, unsure of what would come next.
The narration for The Foundation was done by Jeffrey Kafer, who does a perfect job with this. His voice added the exact amount of edge that this story needed and allowed the story to flow perfectly. I've been listening to Kafer for some time now and he always adds more to already good stories. He did it again with The Foundation.
I'm definitely excited to listen to more stories in the Jack Emery series, and I hope that Vincent teams up with Kafer for more.
Overall, a really well thought out thriller with lots of action and also makes you think, "oh crap, this could happen".