“Pullen skillfully moves his characters around on a cleverly-crafted chessboard.” —STEVE BERRY, New York Times bestselling thriller author of The Bishop’s Pawn
REPORTER BECK RIKKI is back. From book 1 which was almost 3 years ago.
First, anyone who knows me, knows I am a big political fan. I am a Trump supporter, a die hard Republican and outspoken about it. Lately most of our political system has been under a magnifying glass. Reading this was a real treat. I thank the author for asking me to review it. So you dont have to read book 1 in order, but I do recommend it. The author’s style of writing is appealing to me. The character names are his way of putting a little humor into the story. Cinderella Rivera really?
So I went on a search myself. You wouldn’t believe it but YES there are hundreds of people named Cinderella, 32 in fact named Cinderella Smith. I also found
OK jokes aside we now know how far people will go to get power. Corruption, lies and accusation seem to be the new norm. In this novel the deceit and corruption angles in the plot are very believable. The agenda for most is selfish political aspirations. Being so intent on discovering facts, Beck the above average investigator, is in the midst of uncovering things that are not to be uncovered. Can I say Drain the Swamp ? For me this is just about every news story.
If you look into the plot, especially concerning political corruption, that is where the gem lies! Overall very good writing, plot and characters. Although the Supreme Court Justice’s death was top priority for Beck, we do find other plot aspects are overlooked. For example, how it almost told that the death is “natural cause”. So do you think it is true? NO that is the beauty of it. When they ask “do you have a refrigerator for this body ?”, I laughed out loud. These little parts are key to enjoying the outcome.
If you are a fan of thrillers, with a political twist, the grab it now.
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THE APPRENTICE, about a rookie reporter who unexpectedly finds herself investigating the president-elect, was published in late 2017.
Rick is an award-winning investigative reporter and magazine editor. He is a member of the FOLIO 100, the 100 most influential people in magazine publishing, and was a finalist for EDITOR OF THE YEAR. He is a member of the National Press Club, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, the Royal Writers Secret Society and Old Town Sleuths. He has spent most of his journalism career working in the Washington swamp. He resides in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia where he tries not to get his feet wet.