Author – James McCrone
Genre – Suspense, Thriller, Political
191 Amazon Pages
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 7/22/16
Duncan Calder, age 47, is a professor of Political Science. He teaches American Politics at the Univ. of Washington at Seattle.
Imogen Trager age 35, is a FBI agent and a past student of Prof. Calder.
Matthew Yamashita is a grad student under Calder.
Jerry Ingram is a friend of Matthew's and a reporter for the Washington Post.
Matthew Yamashita has a project to track how individual members of the Electoral College vote. When seven of those delegates die in accidents in a two month period he suspects a conspiracy is in play to shift the election results for the next President of the USA. He contacts his friend Jerry Ingram to look into his allegations. The next day Jerry dies in a car wreck.
Then Matthew is 'accidently' run over while on his bicycle.
Duncan is then drawn into the thriller when Matthew's keys and his laptop computer are both unexpectedly missing from the accident site as are other articles from Matthew's room.
Soon Duncan experiences break ins at his home and office and suspects he is under surveillance by someone.
Out of desperation, he contacts the only person he knows at the FBI, Imogen Trager.
Then the plot becomes even more intense as the action escalates to non-stop with the bad guys chasing Duncan and Imogen at every turn.
The editing, sentence structure and character development are good.
There was one issue with continuity: when Duncan went to visit the character Novaczeck he signed the log book at the guard station at the entrance. Yet no one knew who the unknown visitor was for quite some time.
I enjoyed this story, and the plot involving the little understood political angle was fresh and unusual.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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