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Line of Succession: A Thriller

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Scary-Good Thriller

This book asks what would happen if the Department of Defense decide to stage a military coup and blame it on Islamic extremists. This seems frighteningly realistic to me. When I was a very small child, President Reagan was shot, and I remember Secretary of State Haig g...
This book asks what would happen if the Department of Defense decide to stage a military coup and blame it on Islamic extremists. This seems frighteningly realistic to me. When I was a very small child, President Reagan was shot, and I remember Secretary of State Haig going on television and saying "I'm in charge" when he wasn't actually the "next in line," so to speak. Just look at the understandable hatred that comes out when the subject of a mosque close to the former site of the World Trade Center comes up? People are still naturally very sensitive, and if there were another major attack, most people would instantly assume religious extremism. Line of Succession is about a lot of things, including foreign relations, environmental issues and nasty private security firms, but it clearly plays on those fears and then boils them down to a good old fashioned power struggle between good and evil.

posted by MayaReads on October 18, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Reads quickly, but the ending....

I read this quickly enough, it held my attention to the last page, but I wouldn't rate it as highly as Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, or Lee Child. It was entertaining, and glossed over some details that didn't need a lot of elaboration, but in the end, it didn't satisfy. Kind...
I read this quickly enough, it held my attention to the last page, but I wouldn't rate it as highly as Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, or Lee Child. It was entertaining, and glossed over some details that didn't need a lot of elaboration, but in the end, it didn't satisfy. Kinda like a good meal that didn't fill you up. The ending left me angry with a lot of questions.

posted by 6202204 on May 10, 2011

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  • Posted October 20, 2010

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    Rock Sold Thriller That Reads Like a Movie

    Line of Succession is about what would happen if an unpopular American President's military advisors aligned with a private security militia like Blackwater to decapitate the nation's top leaders and take over the government. The title refers to the line of Presidential succession that dictates that if the President and Veep are both killed, the next in line is the Speaker of the House, and Senate Majority leader, and so on. (one of my favorite lines is when one of the Generals suggests just assassinating the President, and the other General says "you're not thinking big enough.") The book is full of incredible dialogue that is often funny without being campy.

    To say Line of Succession has "twists and turns" would be a gross understatement. In on the plot are leaders from Iran, who have their own agenda regarding controlling water supplies that are currently held by Israel. There are some parallels to Oliver North's secret arms deals with Iran.

    All in all, a very solid military/conspiracy thriller.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2013

    Highly recommended

    As usual, Mr. Tyree wrote a very entertaining piece.

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    Really enjoyed this book. I can't wait for his next one.

    Really enjoyed this book. I can't wait for his next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Gripping, Intense and Believable

    This book will keep your attention right from the beginning. The changes from the ensemble characters are seamless and well paced. Some of the book was clearly predictable, but not so much that it ruined the story. The only major failing of the book was the ending...left a little to be desired...

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    Posted February 14, 2011

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