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A story of a planned military coup. Not nerve-wracking at all. It was a lot more thoughtful and less action-oriented than I expected. This was written in 1962 and reflects the attitudes of the time.
It's London, 1976, when ex rent boy Tommy Wildeblood is mistaken for the private detective he does shady jobs for, leading him into an investigation that threatens the political elite. This is a cracking thriller that is a fictionalised take on the Jeremy Thorpe scandal, using real names for all the public figures involved. It also does a great job of evoking the era & the seedy side of London. I enjoyed it a lot. Might be up your alley @TrishB ?
Fast and fun political thriller. First I've read from Kyle Mills who picked up the Mitch Rapp series after Vince Flynn's untimely death. An easy read and Mills manages to incorporate the current U.S. political divisions in a realistic way, showing how even honorable politicians, career government servants, and military personnel can find themselves making morally ambiguous decisions out of a sense of self-preservation.
Confession: I saw the movie years ago, only just now read the novel. Even knowing the characters and the ending, I found this novel about a coup to overthrow the government tightly written and full of suspense. The events depicted struck me as entirely plausible. Even though this novel was first published 59 years ago and communications technology is much more advanced now, the novel is quite contemporary.
🎧 I‘ve only read 2 Mitch Rapp novels.
Nicholas Ward is a trillionaire. His scientists are secretly working on a vaccine. There‘s a mole in the government nosing into Ward‘s top secret business & a new president like no other.
Rapp is tasked with protecting Ward. In protecting him he eventually needs to use him as bait to lure the mole out while rescuing the scientists from warlords in the Ugandan jungle.
This is my #doublespin for September, but I think I‘m going to bail. Got this on sale a few months ago after confusing it with All the President‘s Men (oops). It won the Pulitzer Prize, and so far there‘s some interesting writing, but no plot, the overtly racist depictions of Black people you‘d expect in 1930s Louisiana, and it sounds like all there is to look forward to is increasing levels of political corruption and criminality. Not into it.
I haven't kept up in my reading of this series since Kyle Mills took over writing them, but when I was offered an advance reading copy of this, the twentieth in the series and 7th by Kyle Mills, I decided to dive back in. I thoroughly enjoyed it. While the books are escapism fun, Mills, like Flynn before him, successfully manages to include enough thought provoking things about world issues to give the book some depth.