Friday, September 23, 2016

The Candidate by Lis Wiehl and Sebastian Stuart

  • Series: A Newsmakers Novel
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 4, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718037685
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718037680

About the Book:

How far will a candidate go to become president? Erica Sparks—America’s top-rated cable-news host—is about to find out.
Mike Ortiz is a dynamic war hero favored to win the White House. Standing by his side is his glamorous and adoring wife, Celeste. But something about this seemingly perfect couple troubles Erica. Is Celeste really who she seems? And most importantly, what really happened in that squalid Al-Qaeda prison where Mike Ortiz spent nine months?
But more than the nation’s future is at stake. Erica’s relentless search for the truth puts the life of her preteen daughter Jenny in danger, even as Erica’s own dark past threatens to overtake her.
In her latest Newsmakers thriller, New York Times bestselling author and Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl weaves a taut and chilling story. The Candidate is packed with political intrigue and media manipulation as the lust for power turns deadly indeed.

My Thoughts:

This is the second book in the newest series by Lis Wiehl and co-written with Sebastian Stuart.  Their first one, "The Newsmakers", wasn't one of my favorite reads.  I don't care for books written in present tense, and I found the reading awkward and stiff.

"The Candidate" is written in the same style, but I actually found this one more enjoyable.  Lis has tapped into today's political scene and writes expertly about the possible ways to rig an election.  The parallels are uncanny, and a little bit spooky.

Keep in mind: this is fiction.  Don't be tempted to read it as fact, but do let it roll around in your mind as you observe the political events unfolding in our country right now.

For those who believe the fix is in, "The Candidate" might be your novel.  For myself, I'm calling this "A Library Pick".

My thanks to my friends at Thomas Nelson via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



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