by J. Allen Wolfrum
July 1 - August 31, 2018 Tour
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.
Book Details:Genre: Political ThrillerPublished by: IndiePublication Date: December 28th 2017Number of Pages: 326ISBN: 1981498974 (ISBN13: 9781981498970)
4 starsThe Dove Revolution changed the face of the American political arena. Elections are no more and the President and Congress are selected at random every two years by the public. When Susan Turner, former Army helicopter pilot is convinced to accept her selection as President, she will find more than her own demons to conquer, she must find a way to prevent a war that would devastate the world with the push of a button.
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!
Read an excerpt:
He pursed his lips before responding, “I don’t know. I only heard snippets of radio chatter while we were on the way to the helipad.”
Susan leaned back in her seat, cupping her hands over her face and replaying the events in her mind. The group stayed in radio silence for the remainder of the brief flight. The helicopter landed at Andrews Air Force Base and the doors immediately opened. Susan and her security detail rushed across the tarmac and boarded the Boeing 747. She walked onto the plane in her bare feet. Jogging on con- crete caused the pinky toe on her left foot to bleed. She left a trail of blood down the center aisle of Air Force One.
Excerpt from Selected by J. Allen Wolfrum. Copyright © 2018 by J. Allen Wolfrum. Reproduced with permission from J. Allen Wolfrum. All rights reserved.
J. Allen Wolfrum is a fiction author and former Marine. He served four years as a Marine Corps Infantryman in the most decorated Regiment in Marine Corps history. During Operation Iraqi Freedom he led an infantry squad on missions spanning from the oil fields of Southern Iraq to the streets of Baghdad.
After the Marine Corps, he spent the next fifteen years exploring life from several perspectives: press operator in a plastics factory, warehouse stocker, confused college student, Certified Public Accountant, bearded graduate student, management consultant, and data analyst.
J. Allen Wolfrum’s writing career began in 2017 with his debut novel, Selected. He uses the unique combination of his Marine Corps, professional and life experience to create a realistic perspective on the political thriller genre. He lives in Southern California with his beautiful wife and two cats.
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