Have you ever done something when you were young that you regret?
Well, of course you have; we all have.
Do you hate politics? Do you love politics? Are you sure the government of wherever you may live is out to get the “little man?” Yeah; most of us are.
But what do you do when you are involved in something horrible as a young teenager, yet you become the Prime Minister of your country?
Yep. You hide it all. You build a new life; you ignore those who stood by you.
Flesh and blood? No Matter. You have to do what you have to do to protect yourself, your family, and your image.
But when you are the Prime Minister, and your brother is going to face the death penalty in 30 days; then what do you do?
This is a fast-paced, long read. But it is worth every second of it. The story moves quickly, and you will not want to put it down. This was another story where I kept telling myself, “just one more chapter”. That one more chapter usually became 3 more chapters.
For this story, I am standing by my “no-spoilers” clause. But this story definitely deserves your attention. You want to read it. And once you start, you will not want to put it down.
Trust me, I know. I wake up at 2 am like clockwork, and I was grabbing this story to continue reading.
You definitely want to get to know this author. You can do so here: https://robertsscott.wordpress.com/tag/political-thriller-capital-offence/
For being a political story written around a presidential election, I really enjoyed this book. I do not tend to lead toward politically-centered books, but this book seemed to have the right mix of everything. Corey Grace, the main character, went through numerous challenges to stick to his morals, while two other contenders fighting for the Republican nomination played less than fair, and nowhere near honest enough. There were certain aspects of this story, where “buying” votes was basically main stage and every day occurrences, that I truly wonder how often this goes on, because I know it does, at least to some extent. The back dealing of if we get this states votes, we will have this person, but lose this other state’s votes.
The story remained exciting without getting weighed down by too many details that weren’t necessary. There was a romantic twist, without being vulgar; just enough information to hold your attention, and have you rooting for Corey Grace to have a romance that works for him.
Although I am not likely to read this book again, as it isn’t my normal type of book, I would definitely recommend it to anyone to read. You do not have to be a political expert to follow the plots that are going on, and it is certainly a page-turner.
Next I think I am recycling a book because I am pretty sure that was the last book on my shelf that I haven’t read.
I finished up the last couple chapters of Dr. Sleep This morning; I really enjoyed this story. I was surprised I was able to get it read in a week with the schedule I was juggling, but it is amazing how much you can read when you have a 5 minute space of free time 🙂 I still intend on getting The Shining and reading it as well. Have you finished yet?
Up next? Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. I have never read any of Bill’s books before, but have been wanting to read Killing Lincoln, which he penned as well. I am a huge fan of Abraham Lincoln, reasons unknown 🙂 I have admired him since I was a very young child, and that has never changed. I read everything I can find about him (except apparently, Killing Lincoln LOL). I am not a huge watcher of political shows, so although I am familiar with Bill O’Reilly and where he stands, I am curious as to his writing.
An interesting fact that a friend told me about the cover of Killing Jesus (pictured here) that had a part in me picking up this book with Dr. Sleep? The picture on the front is not of a crucifix, but instead it is a T, which I wondered about when I saw the cover the first time. The reason for this? I was told it is an accurate depiction, and that when persons were crucified, it was on a T, and not a crucifix. If the person did not die as quickly as planned, on the T, they could easily break his neck and kill him; this could not be accomplished on a crucifix.
Although I tend to not talk religion or politics ) I will be posting some updates on this book, how I think it is written, and the things that are covered.
Is this book on your bookshelf, and if it is, have you started it yet? My goal; finish this by next weekend. It is about a 1/3 of the size of the last book, so that shouldn’t be an issue.