TO KILL THE PRESIDENT by Sam Bourne (July 4th 2017, Harper Collins UK)
A blockbuster thriller from No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sam Bourne, in which Maggie Costello uncovers an assassination plot to kill the tyrannical new president.
If a president is out of control, who will take the ultimate step?
The unthinkable has happened. The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as president, backed by his ruthless chief strategist, Crawford Mac’ McNamara.
When a war of words with the North Korean regime spirals out of control and the President comes perilously close to launching a nuclear attack, it’s clear someone has to act, or the world will be reduced to ashes.
Soon Maggie Costello, a seasoned Washington operator and avowed liberal, discovers an inside plot to kill the president and faces the ultimate moral dilemma. Should she save the president and leave the free world at the mercy of an increasingly crazed would-be tyrant or commit treason against her Commander in Chief and risk plunging the country into a civil war?
Never have I read a piece of fiction that has me questioning whether this is actually not a true life account of a real asassination attempt on the President of the United States! It is scarily relevant to what is happening in the world right now!
I had seen this book in Waterstones after it was initially released and didn’t pick it up. It was then hearing the author; Sam Bourne (pseudonym of columnist Jonathan Freedland) give an interview on BBC Radio 2 about his book that I then knew I HAD to read this book.
I’m certainly no authority on the different roles and persons within the White House, so I cannot comment on whether this novel is factually correct – but the way that Sam has written this novel, I ate up every word! I 100% believe that there have been conversations like the ones feautred in this novel that have happened already. That’s what makes this book give me jeebies, but in the BEST way!
TO KILL THE PRESIDENT is the most relevant political thriller you will read this year and my word, you are in for a rollercoaster of a ride!
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