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CapWar ELECTION: A Booker Thriller (CapStone Conspiracy Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
At age eight, Legg's father died suddenly, plunging his family into poverty. Two years later, while suffering from crippling migraines, he started in business, and turned a hobby into a multi-million-dollar empire. National media dubbed him the "Teen Tycoon," and by the mid-eighties, Legg was one of the top young entrepreneurs in America, appearing as high as number twenty-four on the list (when Steve Jobs was #1, Bill Gates #4, and Michael Dell #6). Legg still jokes that he should have gone into computers.
By his twenties, after years of buying and selling businesses, leveraging, and risk-taking, the high-flying Legg became ensnarled in the financial whirlwind of the junk bond eighties. The stock market crashed and a firestorm of trouble came down. The Teen Tycoon racked up more than a million dollars in legal fees, was betrayed by those closest to him, lost his entire fortune, and ended up serving time for financial improprieties.
After a year, Legg emerged from federal prison, chastened and wiser, and began anew. More than twenty-five years later, he's now using all that hard-earned firsthand knowledge of conspiracies, corruption and high finance to weave his tales. Legg's books pulse with authenticity.
From the Inside Flap
- ASIN : B0799HGHL6
- Publisher : Laughing Rain (January 29, 2018)
- Publication date : January 29, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 7095 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 480 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #264,602 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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The novel takes the reader on a fast-paced journey of deception and conspiracy as the protagonist and his immediate family discover the realities behind what they thought was a democratic system designed to elect the best man for the job. Add in a mysterious extremist terrorist group, which will stop at nothing to influence the results, and a dangerous personal secret Pound and two childhood friends try to keep the ever-vigilant Press, and his political opponents, from finding out, and the level of intrigue and skulduggery keep the pages turning in this tense thriller.
Like his other three series, this, book one in the ‘Capstone Conspiracy’ series, will become a must-read for fans of Legg’s novels. More than just a run-of-the-mill political thriller, ‘CapWar Election’ takes a hard and critical look at real events and questions the understanding most of us have about the way the U.S. electoral system works, whilst at the same time entertaining us with a cracking tale of corruption and double-dealing. You will find you will be thinking about this one even after the novel is finished. A great read: I’ve already started book 2.
CapStone Conspiracy - book 1 - is indeed riveting. The characters are well-defined, the action is superlative and the book keeps the reader glued to its pages until the end. And, then it is time to order the next one...which I already have done.
The style of writing is perfect for me. Done with ease, conviction and determination with the plot coming together nicely. An 'ordinary Joe' is running for President...Toss in this group called North Bridgers and one is off to the races.
I also appreciated the author's fore ward that pointed out his warning on reading his book. The stage is set early on as government spending is out of control, tax reform and term limits are also on the agenda. Sounds all too familiar to me...
Most highly recommended and will start the book 2 this afternoon.
Once the candidacy gets under way, the candidates start dropping like flies, at the hands of an evil domestic terror group claiming responsibility. Add to that Pound's skeletons from his childhood, a meddling popular reporter and you have all the goods for great read! Brandt Legg has written a BRILLIANT Grisham-type political thriller in CapWar Election that will make your head swirl with questions and similarities to what is actually going on in our government today. Thank goodness book 2 in this series is out. I give this masterpiece five well earned stars!
I’m normally a mystery reader, but CapWar Election may have turned me into a political thriller junkie. (That is, as long as the books are written by Brandt Legg.)
Against a backdrop of a heart pounding plot that just doesn’t stop, the characters in CapWar Election jump off the pages as memorable and beautifully fleshed out, and the writing is superb: a fast and error-free read.
I especially loved Mr. Legg’s main character, Hudson Pound, a hardworking, decent hardware store owner. He’s a good family man, he served and loves our country, and he’s the kind of guy you’d enjoy chatting with at your local hardware store. Yet, in spite of the good life he now lives, Hudson is haunted by a decades-old secret from his past.
When this everyman, this non-political, decent Joe is tapped for the presidential election by one of the richest men in the world, nobody can believe it, especially Hudson. His loving wife and children support the move though, because they believe in him and know he could change the world for the better.
Through corruption, lies, murder, sabotage, and more, Hudson races to the finish line with outstanding courage, while the reader flips pages as fast as he can.
Seriously, folks, this thriller needs to be made into a blockbuster movie. It is that good! Thank you, Mr. Legg, for this supremely satisfying read.
Top reviews from other countries
The story cleverly combines a raft of political conspiracy theories and presents them as a believable whole. It is shocking in the way it portrays events as credible, real-life scenarios. As Mr Legg points out, the tale is fiction; but at times it makes you wonder. The realism is a tribute to the author’s skill and the fact that he is well-versed in current surveillance techniques, as well as political machinations.
I live in a country that is one of the most-watched societies in the world and the US is fast following suit. Mr Legg lets us see these developments and shows us how much power is available to be wielded by people who enact covert and overt surveillance on others. Most of that aspect is not fiction. He presents us with a frightening view of modern times in which people are watched constantly and power is abused daily.
The CapWar Election is a mind-boggling journey through US politics past and present, and speculation about the future after considering the basis of how much can be bought by rich individuals, and how many people can be bought, too. The book is well worth the read – lovers of thrillers, political or otherwise, will not be disappointed. I’m looking forward to reading the next one, The CapWar Experience, and have already bought my copy.