When an assassin takes aim at a presidential candidate during a primary stump speech, the outcome of the election is irrevocably changed. But it’s not candidate Teddy Lodge, an upcoming media sweetheart, who is killed, but his wife. As a result, Lodge emerges as the man to beat and the greatest threat to the incumbent President Morgan Taylor. Under a specific directive from the President, Special Agent Scott Roarke delves into the case and begins to unravel a deadly plot that has incubated for more than thirty years, a plot designed to alter America’s allegiances in the Middle East.
This book was great. Teddy Lodge the running hopeful reminds me alot of stories about Robert Kennedy. While he is speaking in NY someone tries to kill him and ends up killing his wife. We also learn that tragedy has been striking Teddy everywhere he goes. This book bounces around between the Middle East and USA. As Roarke delves into the case we learn alot about Teddy Lodge’s life and what has happened to him over time. We also hear about President Morgan Taylor who is very afraid of Teddy Lodge and loosing the presidency. This book was full of suspense and a definite thriller anyone will love!