- File Size: 598 KB
- Print Length: 207 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: June 26, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003U2RSLO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #946,739 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Cemetery Vote Kindle Edition
"Night Study" by Maria V. Snyder
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder transports readers back to the realms of Sitia and Ixia in an exciting new Study novel full of magic, danger and intrigue. Learn more
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Silkin does an excellent job of weaving his characters into his story. At first you may wonder what do all of these diverse people and situations have to do with each other, but as you read he brings all of them together and makes you realize that in real life how disparate people and events are tied together. So that a computer hacker can become the leader of new political movement. The reader will find that it is difficult to put the book down because of the interest in seeing how the various stories turns out and how the characters are changed by the common thread that runs through their lives.
A very interesting and entertaining book that is more then just a political mystery. I highly recommend the book to anyone looking for an interesting read.
Plot/Storyline: 5 stars
Jace Kingman, a drug dealer in LA, decided one day that he needed a career change. Looking down the barrels of a couple of AK-47s made that decision a no-brainer. Dan Vienna, a cop in a small California city, was seriously injured, and the city had begun the termination process to fire him. As unlikely as it would seem, the two men's paths would soon cross in a tangled web of election fraud, illegal aliens, live internet porn, computer hackers, the Russian Mafia, and white slavery, all played out against a backdrop of Los Angeles and its criminal underworld.
And as improbable and farfetched as that may sound, I have little doubt that most of the fictional elements of the story have actually occurred sometime, somewhere in this country. What linked Jace and Dan in the story was a type of voting fraud using "cemetery voters," that is, having people impersonate registered voters who were dead and buried. As the story progressed, more and more people were involved, and it became almost inevitable that Jace and Dan would meet. How they reacted to each other would determine the outcome in what appeared would be a "zero sum" result in game theory; i.e., one would win at the other's expense.
As convoluted as the plot might sound, the story could have gotten murky and twisted, but it didn't. The story, as involved as it was, was easy to follow, and it was very enjoyable reading as Jace and Dan's lives converged on a collision course.
The story was also a revealing - and probably realistic - look at modern politics and the lengths that candidates will go to in order to win elections.
Character Development: 5 stars
Jace and Dan were the two primary protagonists.Read more ›
The characters are believable and even the really bad guys are sort of likable. Silkin has multiple story lines going on at the same time and he weaves it all together in a way that flows easily without being jumpy or back-and-forth constantly.
Good light reading for mystery buffs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
EXploring the worst of doing the wrong things for the right reasons. This was a quick read. I don't want to know how close this comes to truth.Published on March 21, 2013 by penny's from heaven
Another great book by an indie author! The plot is something I have not encountered in all my previous reads so I found it interesting. Read morePublished on December 22, 2011 by Retired bear
They have a saying in Chicago, "vote early and vote often." Whether voter fraud is a significant issue in the United States is a highly contested issue with no statistics, but... Read morePublished on July 9, 2011 by BigAl
The Cemetery Vote
A tale that will have you wanting to move to LA just to see if it is true. I could not put it down even to sleep. Read more
Author Steve Silkin did an amazing job with this--producing a well-told and fast-moving story about life, politics and redemption in 1990s Southern California. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by Amazon Customer