zaterdag 7 september 2013

Book Review Jack Canon's American Destiny

Title: Jack Canon's American Destiny
Author: Greg Sandora
Genre: Political Thriller

It's the steamy summer of 2016 in Washington, D.C. just days before the Democratic National Convention. A long and painful recession has left ordinary Americans suffering, spawning the hottest Presidential Contest in history. Jack Canon, a man born into privilege, a witness to great social injustice is going to be President of the United States--no matter what! Desperate and corrupt, the leader of the free world orders a hit to slow him down. The plan backfires--the wrong people are dead--a manhunt points to the unthinkable--The President of the United States.
Rewind one year, Jack's focus on redistribution of wealth and energy has made him powerful enemies. Once his friends, Rogue Billionaires, Oil Sheiks, the Mob, all want him gone. The current President wants him alive--thinking he can win against an unabridged liberal. A Universal Raw Nerve of wealth vs. poverty is exposed becoming a thrill ride as deep machinations of espionage, geo-politics and deception, even murder play out. Kind and charismatic, Jack's just naughty enough to have you falling for him like one of his loving circle of loyal friends. Of course he's flawed, a dedicated family man, faithful to one woman, but in love with two. Is it his fault his best friend is impossibly jaw dropping beautiful? Think the crime and passion of the Godfather meets the romance and innocence of Camelot. A story that could spark a movement, a book that can seed a revolution. A heart thumping climax so shocking you'll pull the covers and draw the shades! One things for sure, through all the drama and suspense, you'll be pulling for Jack!

Jack Canon is lots of things. He's a dreamer and idealist, a senator and a democrat, a man desperate to fight for the greater good - and that's exactly what he gets to do in this thrilling novel. We follow his campaign and his forever-changing world while he struggles in 2016 in the U.S.

Jack is an enigmatic character. The book is told from his POV, so it's highly subjective, but I liked his wit and humor, which came through even in the narrative. Lots of things happen - a manhunt starts, and Jack is right in the middle of it. He has made more enemies than he can count, and all of them are out to get him.

This was an interesting read. The genre wasn't 100% my taste, but I decided to give it a shot, and I wasn't dissapointed. Lots of thought and story-crafting went into creating this story, and it shows.

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