by J. Allen Wolfrum
My rating: 4 stars
Publication Date: December 28, 2017
Publisher: J. Allen Wolfrum
Genre: Political Suspense | Conspiracy
Print Length: 326 pages
Former Army helicopter pilot, Susan Turner is Selected as the next President of the United States. In order to avoid a nuclear war, she must overcome personal demons and learn to navigate the murky waters of international diplomacy.
Five years ago, the Dove Revolution changed the political structure of the United States. The President, Senate, and Congress are no longer elected by the public, they are Selected at random every two years.
A shadow organization known only as The Board, advances their sinister agenda by taking advantage of their anonymity and Susan’s tendency to make brash decisions. Blackmail, espionage and murder are all in play as The Board manipulates geo-political events to spark a war between the Soviet Union and the United States.
With the help of her former Squadron Commander, General LeMae, Susan Turner attempts to lead the nation through these turbulent times while battling her own internal demons. Susan is a battle-hardened war veteran but she must learn what it takes to be a world leader. Nuclear war and the future of the human race hang in the balance.
Selected by J. Allen Wolfrum
Behind every political machination are the puppeteers with the real power to shape the world and in Susan’s world, a secret cabal of financial power mongers will do anything to bring war between the United States and the Soviet Union. Can Susan avoid playing into their hands or will she be a pawn in a deadly game of political chess?
J. Allen Wolfrum’s SELECTED is a fictional tale of political espionage, deceit and murder set in a world that has found a unique way to handle leadership. Let go of reality and sit like a fly on the wall as one woman enters the political arena, armed with only her own sense of right and wrong, as well as her own baggage from her past.
Mr. Wolfrum has created an easy to read drama with a sense of suspense and populated it with main characters that feel like they could be your neighbor, just regular people with a family. Supporting characters seem real, too, the ones we imagine actually pull the strings, the ones doing the dirty work for their own gain. That said, this is fiction, this is well-written, avoids being overly dark, is certainly creative and I was hooked from start to finish! I don’t always need or want an overly complicated conspiracy, so this made for a quick read and an interesting escape!
I received a complimentary review copy from J. Allen Wolfrum & PICT!