If a reader enjoyed The Manchurian Candidate or Capricorn One, that same reader will likely enjoy Lis Wiehl’s newest political thriller, The Candidate.
The Presidential election is drawing nigh, the Republican and Democratic candidates have been selected, polls are predicting a winner, but to Erica Sparks, GNN’s number one news reporter, something seems amiss. One candidate does not seem himself and Erica is determined to find out why. Her search will take her from New York City, to Washington, D.C., to the San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Cleveland, Iraq, and Seattle among others.
In the search to find the answers she needs, she may lose her family, her friends, and her life; but finding the answers may determine the future of America and the rest of the free world. She will not stop looking for the truth.
The novel would make a wonderful thriller on the big screen - with big name players, a movie based on this novel’s plot would easily hold an audience’s attention. Maybe more so than the book itself. The biggest flaw in the book is the writing style. At times it feels as if the writing is disjointed, full of simple sentences, not as if coming from the pen of an accomplished and skilled writer and lawyer.
With this single flaw, the book will appeal to those who are fans of James Bond, Jack Reacher, and Robert Langdon, will find this book inviting and worthy of their time. I did.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.