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Series: Brooks/Lotello Thriller #1
Published by Gander House Publishers on November 1, 2017
Genres: Legal Thriller, Suspense
Format: Paperback ARC
Source: a book tour
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"WE HAVE YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER. HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO."
That's the text message Supreme Court Justice Arnold Hirschfeld receives as hearings commence in the U.S. Supreme Court to determine the fate of the 28th Amendment - enacted to criminalize abuse of power on the part of our political representatives.
In court to defend the amendment, retired U.S. District Court Judge Cyrus Brooks observes his old friend and law school classmate Hirschfeld acting strangely and dispatches veteran D.C. homicide detective Frank Lotello to find out why.
In the meantime, Hirschfeld's precocious and feisty 11-year-old diabetic granddaughter Cassie, brutally kidnapped to control her grandfather's swing vote upholding or invalidating the amendment, watches her insulin pump running dry and wonders which poses her greatest threat, the kidnappers or the clock. As Brooks is forced to choose between saving our nation or saving the girl.
The Amendment Killer by Ronald S. Barak is an intense political thriller from start to finish. The author deftly weaves a tale with a kidnapping in which the ransom is much more than money…it’s the outcome of a Supreme Court decision. I really enjoyed the way the book was set up. Mr. Barak does an incredible job of explaining the ins and outs of a Supreme Court case, along with all of the ‘legalese’, while still making it an easy-to-read and enjoy story. The Amendment Killer had me on the edge of my seat…and up past my bedtime to finish the last part because I had to know how the story played out.
This isn’t a genre I read in very often, but I absolutely loved it and had a hard time putting it down. I’m looking forward to reading the prequel to this book as well as more from Mr. Barak.
This is a Rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Ronald S. Barak. There will be 1 winner of one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card. The giveaway begins on February 1 and runs through March 4, 2018.
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