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
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Although there was nothing he could have done, Secret Service Agent
In Sheep's Clothing is a gripping, action-packed political thriller that will