Author: Seth Margolis
Publisher: Diversion Publishing
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
A quick hitting political thriller with one man doing all he can to control the race for president.
Julian Mellow is one of the richest men in the world and has made a few enemies on his way to the top. He has also sacrificed more than he wanted. However, all the money he has amassed isn’t enough to make him happy, so he decides to pick a man and make sure he becomes the next president of the United States. His one goal in getting his pick for president in the white house all ties back to his son being killed in Africa. Mellow wants revenge on those responsible for taking the life of his only son and is willing to stop at nothing to make sure everyone pays the price.
Seth Margolis has taken a political thriller that spans the globe and written a story that is good, but left me feeling a little overwhelmed with the number of characters to follow and the intricate plot line. I liked the story and think Margolis did a great job with keeping the tension up for most of the book, but at times found myself having trouble keeping up with the multitude of characters. I can see the merit of having most of them but felt the story could have been tighter if some could have been tied into others to bring the number of secondary characters down slightly. With all that being said, I enjoyed the way this one man was able to manipulate so many others and the lengths he was willing to go to in order to achieve his goal. This a man driven by pure hate towards those that wronged him and anyone that gets in his way better watch out. I enjoy a good political thriller and am pleased with the way this one turned out and will recommend it to readers that are looking for a good thriller with lots of unexpected twists and turns.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. The views and opinions expressed within are my own.