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Posted February 13, 2010
Original and exciting read
My husband had read a wonderful review of this book and we had to order it because it wasn't at Barnes and Noble. But what a great read! Beautifully paced and readable, we read it out loud to each other. The premise is somewhat disturbing but engaging and exciting. Definitely one of my favorite thrillers!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 6, 2009
Scarily feasible... a great book about what politics can do to a nation.
This book was excellent - original, well thought out and well paced. With each chapter I read I'd gasp and think "wow, this could actually happen to America." It's scary to think of how much power the government really has. A great read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 2008
action-packed political thriller
California Democratic Senator Bobby Hart learns that terrorists plan an attack on America timed to disrupt the presidential race. Hart tries to prevent the disruption that he learns is dubbed 'Rubicon'. However, in Los Angeles the Democratic nominee dies in a suicide bombing and likewise the Republican candidate in Atlanta. --- Like most of the country, Hart assumes Islamic extremists killed the two candidates and others because suicide bombing is their MO. However, as he digs a bit deeper, he begins to believe someone else outside of the Middle East is responsible for the terrorist acts, but who remains shadowy and he fears the assassinations are the first ploy from someone planning to cross like Caesar the Rubicon only in America that river happens to be the Potomac. --- Although over the top especially with its not subtle comparisons to the Bush White House, fans of action-packed political thriller swill appreciate the aptly named RUBICON. The story line is fast-paced from the opening suicide bombings until the final revelations are revealed. Perhaps the only major drawback is the heroic senator¿s wife who exists to make Hart seem human, but only distracts from the exciting escapade driven subplots fans will skip those intrusive interludes to focus on the entertaining RUBICON. --- Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.