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The Senator: A Blake Jordan Thriller (The Blake Jordan Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B01ENU0V5Q
- Publication date : April 21, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1465 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 228 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,866 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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To begin with, it appears that I am one of the very few reviewers that failed to drink the “kool aide” after reading book one. Because otherwise, how else to explain why books 1-4 got so many 5 star reviews?
I do not retell story lines in my reviews. What I do is analyze plot, character development, rising and falling action, anti climax, and resolution. I feel that honest comment on those attributes better serves summarizing the read.
Frankly, the plot was okay. I analyze plot by how well I can recall where I left off with the story line when I return to it after a period of time. Good plot is one that means I did not have to re read passages in order to continue on with the read. I was able to do that with this book.
There was very little depth to the character development of the antagonist. We knew the identity, but really little else motivating why the attack on the victim. I thought the hostile relationship between the antagonist and lead protagonist needed to be better explained. And, why that victim, or, why that level of hostility toward that victim? Because of the special relationship between the protagonist and the victim?? Please….
Character development of the lead protagonist was better, but not so much with the protagonist’s side kick, or colleagues.
Rising action was okay. There was continuum throughout as to that. Falling action collided with anti climax of which the latter was a dud in my view. Resolution was maudlin. Likely a set up for future stories.
It’s stated that book one, although part of a series, is a stand alone read. That comment was the saving grace for me.
I have read books only to come to the “end” whereupon “to be continued” is thrown out (tongue in cheek no doubt). Writers that do that get a “special rating” for that tactic.
Bottom line, this book was just okay, a 3 rating. But as said, I’m done with this series, because I suspect there is more of the same going forward, i.e., same story just different characters.
Nurse Cheryl took care of her medical needs.
SAC Blake Jordan (DDC Chicago, retired Navy SEAL), & SAC Jami Davis (DDC Chicago), arrived at the United Center.
Senator James Keller (IL.) greeted them both.
This is the special night his party will nominate him for the candidate of the U.S. President.
Senator Keller was in his suite room going over his speech.
The 2 SAC & other security had made sure the political areas were all safe.
Not safe enough.
Victor Perez (35+) had managed to get into the United Center unnoticed.
Senator Keller was not in his room.
RNC Chairwoman Debra Stewart ask the 2 SAC what is going on & where is Senator Keller?
Security had not let David Mitchell (The Mitchell Wire, The Drudge Report, HuffPo website independent news reporter, former Tribune journalist) come inside the United Center.
As he left though he had seen a janitor leave the building.
Rob McGovern & Matt Flynn had been killed.
The media frenzy on Fox, NBC, CNN & MSNBC, was now running rampant.
David on his motorcycle had followed the van to a warehouse.
Mark, Daryl, & Stewart, were checking every room in the United Center to make sure they hadn’t missed anything.
FBI SAC Landry & FBI SA Mallory had arrived at/on the crime scene.
It seems more that 1 person was going to pay David a visit at his Gold Coast District; 1233 North Wells St., North Lawndale apartment # 322.
John Burnett (press) name kept coming up in the investigation.
Will Senator James Keller (IL.) be found alive?
Who is the mastermind behind this kidnapping?
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.
A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written cop thriller book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great cop thriller movie, or better yet a mini TV series. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars.
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Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
Top reviews from other countries
getting to know the people in the book was great fun and i had to keep thinking back to who was where and when
and i still got it wrong but thats the good thing about this book it keeps you thinking and i just love the settings and am looking forward to reading the next one ASAP
Blake, Jamie & Morgan are people i am going to follow no matter what trouble they get me in to lol
was going to say more but dont want to spoil it for the next 10,000 readers (i hope)
a great read 5***** all the way many many thanks
The story is rather slow going at first, but the pace builds up in the second half. The content follows a standard path: the lone hero, assisted by a woman to whom he becomes attracted, saves the day despite the obstruction of the rest of the police agencies.
If you do not expect much, it will entertain you for half a wet day.