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The Kingmaker

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    I read Mortal Allies as my first read with Mr Haig and on a 1-to

    I read Mortal Allies as my first read with Mr Haig and on a 1-to-10 scale I gave it a 6-7, but Kingmaker rates a full 10 points. Good strong story. A page turner. Always looked forward to getting back to the book. The story evolves just like a real investigation with small steps and a few major jolts when major pieces of the puzzle get revealed. The majority of 4 and 5-star recommendations out there are testimony to a good read ! Well done Brian. I ordered 2 more of your books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2003

    Five stars -- well deserved!

    I look forward to another Sean Drummond book by Brian Haig. Keep'em coming!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2003

    Looking forward to Brians next book

    I felt the book was rushed to print. The first couple hundred pages dragged, and were mildy interesting compared to Secret Sanction and Mortal Allies, Brians first two publications. Drummond, the main character in Brians' book's, has previously jumped off the pages; physically your first impression is that he is a dumb jock, yet suprises you with his intellect, keen wisdom, and strong street smarts. That did not happen in this book. He was overbearing, and not nearly as loveable. The story line was not nearly as colorful, the characters only introduced on the surface, and the plot not as internally controversial. But, if you're a Sean Drummond fan, as I am, and enjoy the usual consiracy thriller with action packed twists, the sheer sexual frustration of a beautiful woman at his finger tips, and the brief bits of historical education that Brian always introduces into his books, you'll find this an easy and enjoyable read. You will however look forward to future books from Brian, in hopes that the characters will reappear in full face and personality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2003

    great mix of legal issues with foreign affairs

    This author creates suspense by using surprising twists of plot. The foreign affairs discussion reveals some pragmatic decisions made by powerful leaders. Enjoy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2003

    A TENSE THRILLER THAT KEEPS LISTENERS ENTHRALLED

    A veteran of over 100 television film and series episodes voice performer John Rubinstein gives an appropriately suspenseful reading to this tale of intrigue in our country's highest offices. Popular protagonist Major Sean Drummond returns in Haig's latest epic. This time out he's charged with the defense of Brigadier General William T. Morrison. It's a case of treason and Drummond really doesn't want to face the Army's toughest prosecutor. However, Morrison wants him, and so does his CIA wife, Mary, who was once close, quite close to Drummond. But wait a minute, he thought he was fighting a charge of treason, maybe perjury, but it turns out to be murder. As if that weren't enough of a surprise his co-counsel is Katrina Mazorski, she of the skin tight black leather pants and jewelry bedecked navel. Warning: no one should be fooled by her appearance. Between the two of them they unearth enough secrets to jar both Washington and Moscow. Someone is manipulating them - who and why? Haig has created a tense thriller that'll keep listeners enthralled.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Interesting military legal thriller

    US Army Brigadier General William T. Morrison is accused of treason having helped the former Soviet Union when he served in Moscow as a military attaché. In Fort Leavenworth awaiting trial, William surprisingly asks that his former buddy Judge Advocate General lawyer Major Sean Drummond represent him. Beside the fact that this case will probably end his career, Sean hates William for stealing his college girl friend, Mary Steele Morrison (aside ¿ any relation to Harry?). Instead of begging off due to a conflict of interest, he takes the case because Sean remains an idealist. The prosecution assigns Major Eddie Golden who brutalizes opponents during the trial and afterward provides a memento baseball bat to his losing opponents including two to Sean. Though William appears overwhelmingly guilty, Bulldog Drummond investigates the case in the two Cold War capitals, but finds no counter evidence. Convinced his client is guilty, Drummond changes his mind when someone tries to kill him. With renewed vigor, Sean begins unraveling a deep conspiracy with the goal leave Eddie with a Babe Ruth bat. Though very exciting, THE KINGMAKER is not quite at the level of Drummond¿s first two novels (see SECRET SANCTION and MORTAL ALLIES) as he turns more into a super physical specimen than the cerebral giant. The story line is fast-paced and loaded with action, but follows the conspiracy thriller prescription with no variation to the specs. Drummond retains his attitude of combining cynical idealism with amusing one-liners that the audience will enjoy. Brian Haig has written a delightful tale that his fans and the conspiratorial buffs will enjoy just not quite attaining the Drummond quality level. Harriet Klausner

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