Thursday, August 28, 2014

Power Play

Power PlayPower Play by F Ethan Repp
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I got a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I was very intrigued when I read the blurb for this book. I LOVE politics, eat breath sleep politics, so I knew this was the book for me. It also helps that my husband is the elected sheriff of our county, so reading about all the “back door” politics and the behind the scenes all made sense to me.

For people who never had to deal with politics, or going “door-to-door” and seeing how 2-faced people can be, need to read the book…. Just to get a feel for it.
The book we meet Collier Winthrop. A young man whose family has made a name for themselves in town. He does not want to run the family business and his father is not too happy about that decision. Then we are introduced to old man Chairman Al Caso. He is looking for a mayor candidate in the upcoming election and decides it’s going to be Collier Winthrop. He just needs to convince him to run

The town is about to lose a bunch of jobs. The mayor has be subjected to all kinds of embarrassing thing and the council members have been living high on the hog and nobody is doing anything about it. Being able to defeat Edward Ogden the mayor for 8 years is going to be rough, maybe even a long shot, but even if Winthrop wins, there are going to be major problems to overcome, top being loyalty from the bitter councilman and the members of the party. The events are made very real and give the reader a sense about government.

I did find the book a little boring and repetitive. It was the same thing over and over, chapter after chapter that I honestly contemplated not finishing the book. But give it a shot, it does get better as you read.

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