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In Sheep's Clothing: An Action-Packed Political Thriller (Matthew Richter Thriller Series Book 1) by [Beyer, L.D.]

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4.7 out of 5 stars 490 customer reviews
Book 1 of 2 in Matthew Richter Thriller Series (2 Book Series)

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Beyer's suspenseful thriller about political intrigue and duplicity in the White House hits all the right notes. Once readers get caught up in the characters, their political backstabbing, and the thundering tension, the compulsion to read to the last page is irresistible.
  • Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
  • Originality: 10 out of 10
  • Prose: 10 out of 10
  • Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
  • Overall: 10.00 out of 10
  • By The BookLife Prize Reviewers

    In this tale of politics and betrayal, a Secret Service agent must do everything within his power to protect the president of the United States from forces that are conspiring to destroy him.

    President Thomas Walters finds himself backed into a corner by an aggressive and ambitious U.S. senator from New Jersey, Tyler Rumson, who is armed with blackmail that would ruin the head of state's life. So Walters decides to end it all, abruptly throwing Vice President David Kendall into the highest job in the land with the added responsibility of guiding a nation that is mourning a fallen leader. As his vice president, President Kendall chooses Rumson, unaware of the senator's major role in his predecessor's demise. Kendall also doesn't know that Rumson is willing to do whatever it takes to push this final obstacle to the presidency out of his way. Meanwhile, Secret Service agent Matthew Richter is tortured by what he witnessed the day Walters died and can't stop wondering if there was anything he could have done to save him. When Rumson and a few carefully chosen allies orchestrate a disaster designed to take President Kendall down, Richter finds himself with a second chance to save the commander in chief--but it will take all of his intelligence, bravery, and fortitude to survive the dangerous road ahead. Beyer packs his debut novel with just enough information about Washington, D.C., and its various institutions' dueling agendas to make his wild tale feel grounded in reality without being weighed down by minutiae. Richter and Kendall are both noble, likable heroes, while Rumson is a deliciously evil villain in the mold of Frank Underwood of House of Cards. There is also a diverse cast of supporting characters, including two 20-something backpackers who find themselves tangled up in the fate of the president, that should keep the reader engaged in the human side of the story even as the plot gets dangerously close to flying off the rails. Richter is set to return in a second installment.

    An intense political thriller that should attract House of Cards fans waiting for the next season.
    By Kirkus Reviews

    I highly recommend it to anyone who has enjoyed Tom Clancy's writing in the past.
    By Book Babble Reviews

    Crisp and clear, Beyer's prose is elegant and forthcoming. Details are pertinent and story lines are all relevant by the book's end...In Sheep's Clothing is an exercise in talent.
    By Reading Other People Reviews

    I can describe In Sheep's Clothing with one word: "Clever!" Political thriller is a major understatement. The constant action kept me on edge of my seat the entire time...The twists throughout the book will keep you guessing. Beyer's writing style makes for a smooth and easy read... I give this book a huge 5 boundless stars. I absolutely loved it.
    By Boundless BookReviews

    The opening scene in the novel hooked me, and from that point the suspense did not let up...Beyer evokes a feeling of intrigue and deception reminiscent of The West Wing or House of Cards...In Sheep's Clothing is a quick page-turner with a good story.
    By Literago Reviews

    If you are a Tom Clancy fan, this book is for you. If you are a fan of suspense, human drama, political intrigue, action, thrills and chills at every corner and a hero who doesn't know that he's a hero, this book is for you. I loved it! I am looking forward to the next installment with Matthew Richter and I highly recommend this book:it's a page-turner!
    By One Book Shy of a Full Shelf Reviews

    I give In Sheep's Clothing by L.D. Beyer a solid four and I look forward to the sequels...[This] novel was hard toput down.
    By One Book Two Reviews

    From the Back Cover

    Caught in a game of chess he didn't know he was playing until it was
    too late, the President makes the only move he can, plunging Washington
    and the nation into chaos. Stunned and reeling, Vice President
    David Kendall takes the oath of office and tries to heal a nation in mourning.
    But what the new president doesn't realize is that things in the White
    House aren't always what they appear to be, and sometimes what looks like
    the best option may turn out to be the worst. When one fatal decision triggers
    consequences he never envisioned, President Kendall finds himself
    caught up in the same game that cost his predecessor his life.

    Although there was nothing he could have done, Secret Service Agent
    Matthew Richter is haunted by the death of the man he had vowed to protect.
    When his girlfriend leaves him and his boss tells him that his job is
    on the line, he thinks his life cannot get any worse. He soon realizes how
    wrong he is when he finds himself fighting to save another president from
    the deadly forces that he has unwittingly unleashed.

    In Sheep's Clothing is a gripping, action-packed political thriller that will
    leave you on the edge of your seat.

    Product details

    • File Size: 1168 KB
    • Print Length: 450 pages
    • Publisher: Old Stone Mill Publishing; 1 edition (September 1, 2015)
    • Publication Date: September 1, 2015
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B012U9608E
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Enabled
    • Screen Reader: Supported
    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,906 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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