Piling twist upon twist, and plot within plot, and continuing the Lee family saga which began with "Chiefs" and continued in "Grass Roots", bestselling author Stuart Woods has once again created a smart and savvy novel of suspense. This time Senator Will Lee makes a dramatic run for the presidency, becoming drawn into a web of political scandal ...
Piling twist upon twist, and plot within plot, and continuing the Lee family saga which began with "Chiefs" and continued in "Grass Roots", bestselling author Stuart Woods has once again created a smart and savvy novel of suspense. This time Senator Will Lee makes a dramatic run for the presidency, becoming drawn into a web of political scandal and intrigue that threatens to rip the nation apart.
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This is another of Stuart Woods great books. Stuart writes about different groups of people so you can read the inside page to find out who the characters are in the books by looking at the symbols by the titles.
Will Lee is the one in this book and Capital Crimes. Will Lee was also in prior books.
Dec 10, 2009
I am a Stuart Woods fan. I lost a ton of books in a house fire a few years ago. I have been replacing them surely but slowly. Stuart Woods is one of many who's books I am replacing. I enjoy his books. They are well worth replacing.
Publishers Weekly, 2000-07-03 If at times a bit unbelievable, Wood's account of an idealistic politician's presidential campaign moves quickly and provides readers with many intriguing plot twists. By unusual circumstance, Will Lee, a well-respected senator from Georgia, is thrown into a run for the United States presidency. Though Will remains courageously true to his principles as campaign staffers cobble together his strategy, the path to the presidency proves fraught with difficulties and danger. For, in addition to unscrupulous political adversaries, Will must contend with an affair from 10 years past and an assassin from a right-wing militia group. Howard fluctuates between reading the story straight and acting out its characters. This is not a problem, however, as his pacing is superb and his deep voice is the perfect timbre for this suspenseful tale. Simultaneous release with the HarperCollins hardcover (Forecasts, Apr. 24). (June) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Publishers Weekly, 2000-04-24 The prolific Woods returns to his roots with an unexceptional new episode in his Lee family saga, a series dormant since 1989. Will and Kate Lee, now a Washington power couple, decide to go for broke in their service to the country. Will, a popular senator from Georgia, jumps into the race for the presidency, while Kate, a deputy director at the CIA, cheers him on. Will is for the most part about as likable as a politician can be, and boasts impeccable Democratic stripes. The Republicans try to stir up trouble by rehashing Will's sexual dalliance with a movie star nearly a decade earlier and raise questions about his competency as a lawyer on a rape and murder case many years ago. Will deflects those charges, but other problems are brewing. The candidate's liberal leanings are anathema to a right-wing militia group from Idaho, whose leader, Zeke Tennant, tracks Will from one campaign stop to another with a duffel bag full of weapons. In a final showdown, Tennant makes one last assassination attempt, this time while Will debates his Democratic primary challenger at Ford's Theater in the nation's capital. This fourth entry in the Lee family story, launched in 1981 with the Edgar-winning Chiefs, sparks from time to time but never catches fire. Lee would probably make a great president, but as a character he's all smooth surface, no edge and not very compelling. Worse, his run for the presidency lacks any real suspense. The assassin is too much of a bumbler to take seriously, and the Republicans' dirty tricks fizzle out quickly. For edge-of-the-seat drama, Woods (Worst Fears Realized) tries to inject energy into the uncertainty of the delegate-counting process at the party convention. Even political junkies won't get a rise out of that. (June) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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