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The book opens with an idealist aid to a man running for president. A man running for president who is far behind in the polls. It’s Iowa and it’s time to get the name out there. Mike Sweeney just knows deep down that Jack Hodges is the man that can be the president that America needs. One night at a school someone takes a shot at Hodges and suddenly he is all over the news and rising in the polls. But why did someone want to kill him?
Mike is sent out to find out and what he learns could turn the campaign upside down.
This was an entertaining, page turning suspense novel – if you tossed reality to the wind. In today’s 24 hour news world I doubt that the “big secret” at the core of the novel would have remained so. But barring that – the book reads fast and tense and the Mike is a very likable guy who finds himself in a very difficult place. The role of a minor blogger playing such a big piece of the puzzle was also a bit quirky but hey – one never knows these days with all of us bloggers around. The main characters (except for Hodges, who I guess is supposed to remain a bit of a chimera) are all well developed and defined. Some actions are despicable – but it’s politics, baby.
This would definitely make a great beach read or since we are leaving beach season, a great hot chocolate and fireside read.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of The Candidate from TLC Book Tours gratis. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free book. I received no monetary compensation for this post.