Book Review Jack Canon’s American Destiny

October 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

6065346[1]Title: Jack Canon’s American Destiny

Author: Greg Sandora

Genre: Political Thriller

It’s the steamy summer of 2016 in Washington, D.C. just days before the Democratic National Convention. A long and painful recession has left ordinary Americans suffering, spawning the hottest Presidential Contest in history. Jack Canon, a man born into privilege, a witness to great social injustice is going to be President of the United States–no matter what! Desperate and corrupt, the leader of the free world orders a hit to slow him down. The plan backfires–the wrong people are dead–a manhunt points to the unthinkable–The President of the United States.

Rewind one year, Jack’s focus on redistribution of wealth and energy has made him powerful enemies. Once his friends, Rogue Billionaires, Oil Sheiks, the Mob, all want him gone. The current President wants him alive–thinking he can win against an unabridged liberal. A Universal Raw Nerve of wealth vs. poverty is exposed becoming a thrill ride as deep machinations of espionage, geo-politics and deception, even murder play out. Kind and charismatic, Jack’s just naughty enough to have you falling for him like one of his loving circle of loyal friends. Of course he’s flawed, a dedicated family man, faithful to one woman, but in love with two. Is it his fault his best friend is impossibly jaw dropping beautiful? Think the crime and passion of the Godfather meets the romance and innocence of Camelot. A story that could spark a movement, a book that can seed a revolution. A heart thumping climax so shocking you’ll pull the covers and draw the shades! One things for sure, through all the drama and suspense, you’ll be pulling for Jack!

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a book, but when I got the opportunity to review this one, I had to. Political thrillers are like my dirty little secrets. Jack Canon’s American Destiny is a great novel plot-wise, I’d only wished I would’ve enjoyed Jack’s personality more.

Let’s start with the good. There’s a great plot, plenty of action and suspense, the settings are great, and in general, the book is very enjoyable. I had to get used to the writing style, but after the first few chapters, I was completely hooked.

But Jack…Well, Jack’s personality makes him the kind of person I’d never associate with. He’s arrogant. I’m not sure if I’m the only person who thought so, but his behavior is out of line most of hte time. He’s an idealist, or so he claims, but more than anything he acts like a ruler who knows best what his subjects would think. Wanting to change the world isn’t enforcing choices upon others, and it seems like Jack is headed more in that direction.

I want to see Jack grow as a person in the next few books, and I really hope that happens. Changing the world can mean changing yourself first, and with Jack, that’s definitely the case.

Apart from my issues with Jack’s personality, I really enjoyed this read.

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