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The Washington Decree
The Washington Decree: A Novel | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the Department Q series is back, with a terrifyingly relevant stand-alone novel about an America in chaos. "The president has gone way too far. . . . These are practically dictatorial methods we're talking about." Sixteen years before Democratic Senator Bruce Jansen was elected president of the United States, a PR stunt brought together five very different people: fourteen-year-old Dorothy "Doggie" Rogers, small-town sheriff T. Perkins, single mother Rosalie Lee, well-known journalist John Bugatti, and the teenage son of one of Jansen's employees, Wesley Barefoot. In spite of their differences, the five remain bonded by their shared experience and devotion to their candidate. For Doggie, who worked the campaign trail with Wesley, Jansen's election is a personal victory: a job in the White House, proof to her Republican father that she was right to support Jansen, and the rise of an intelligent, clear-headed leader with her same ideals. But the triumph is short-lived: Jansen's pregnant wife is assassinated on election night, and the alleged mastermind behind the shooting is none other than Doggie's own father. When Jansen ascends to the White House, he is a changed man, determined to end gun violence by any means necessary. Rights are taken away as quickly as weapons. International travel becomes impossible. Checkpoints and roadblocks destroy infrastructure. The media is censored. Militias declare civil war on the government. The country is in chaos, and Jansen's former friends each find themselves fighting a very different battle, for themselves, their rights, their country . . . and, in Doggie's case, the life of her father, who just may be innocent.
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Peterfox123
The Washington Decree: A Novel | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Oh my days, this is rank. Earlier this year I was bitterly disappointed by a favourite author when Jo Nesbo churned out Macbeth. Now Jussi Adler-Olsen has done the same. I‘ve devoured his Department Q series and was pleased to see him trying something different, stand-alone. Sadly it is the most far-fetched, poorly imagined, meandering tale you could hope to find. Every lightweight strand of plot is unconvincing. So disappointing.

TrishB Great, honest review 👍🏻 8mo
Peterfox123 @TrishB Thank you. So disappointed with this. Looked at more of the reviews on Audible now and I‘m not alone. 8mo
Cathythoughts Oh dear !! I hope your next book is a good one 👍🏻 8mo
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Peterfox123 @Cathythoughts Thank you. I‘m very hopeful! 8mo
TrishB It‘s even worse when it‘s a loved author! 8mo
Velvetfur You must feel let down, sorry to hear this 😔 8mo
Peterfox123 @Velvetfur More surprised than let down I think. It must be tough for an author to step outside a successful series when readers simply want more of the same. They must get criticism just because what they‘ve produced is different but honestly I‘m not doing that here. It won‘t put me off reading any of his future work. 8mo
Velvetfur @Peterfox123 Ah OK, I get it 😊 8mo
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Texreader
The Washington Decree: A Novel | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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1. Spring cleaning
2. Meeting my husband from Norway 30 years ago while attending a conference in Massachusetts, and his agreeing to move to Texas and having an amazing family.
3. Tagged. I need to write a review.
4. Male: Thomas Jefferson and female: Rose Wilder Lane
5. tagging new Littens: @CasualChloe @ReadingRanger
#friyayintro
@howjessreads

Jerdencon 🍀🍀 9mo
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Texreader
The Washington Decree: A Novel | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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A president out of control, declaring emergencies when they don‘t really exist (based on very real executive orders that Do exist today), turns the US into a totalitarian state. I got the just-released book for Christmas but struggled getting into it so I also got it on Audible. Great decision. It‘s very well done. I‘ve got about 9 hours left (of 22) and very anxious to see how he ends it. But now I need his next Dept Q book.

TheBookStacker I love Dept Q though I am behind. 10mo
Texreader @TheBookStacker I know! Ah his last one was his best!! 10mo
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JustJill1963
The Washington Decree: A Novel | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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On my TBR list!

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Texreader
The Washington Decree: A Novel | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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#friyayintro

1. Teleport
2. Slowly working on tagged book; it‘s a chunkster and outside my normal genres
3. Not really
4 Ripper Street
5. Absolutely

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Texreader
The Washington Decree: A Novel | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Another Christmas gift, by one of my favorite authors. From the blurbs on it, this book—I believe—will scare the bejeezus out of me. Starting it tonight.

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