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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    action-packed thriller

    The first African-American president of the United States Jesse Wood ¿invites¿ Everest Capital investment firm CEO Christian Gillette to meet with him at Camp David to discuss rumors that Castro died. Wood asks Gillette to use his international contacts to learn whether the Cuban communist dictator is dead or if this is just a fabrication. Gillette agrees to uncover the truth even if it means a questionably legal venture. As Wood explains it he wants to help a certain liberal Cuban group take power. --- Meanwhile in Hollywood at the Oscar awards banquet, actress` Melissa Hart wins the Best Actress award, but rips her director father in her thank you speech. In Havana Dr. Nelson Padilla head of Los Secretos Seis has shady American support to destroy the current regime. Finally the Republican opposition sends Victoria Graham to expose and destroy Gillette and by association Wood with her payment being the CEO of Everest Capital. These three people join forces with the immediate goal to obliterate Gillette and behind that the long term objective to make Wood impotent with the stakes being American political power, control of Everest Capital, and taking over Cuba. --- Though connecting the dots means leaving your plausibility logic elsewhere, fans of action-packed thrillers will appreciate this wild ride. The story line is fast-paced though filled with details that attempt unsuccessfully to add credibility to the premise. Fans of the author will appreciate Gillette¿s latest fray as the hero struggles to survive amoral political intrigue that makes Wall St look like a high school economics class. ---Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2008

    Who are your friends, and who are your enemies

    The Successor has a rather complex plot involving the head of a private equity firm, Christian Gillette, being a personal friend of the US President Jesse Wood. Despite being passed over for VP, Gillette decides to help-out Wood with a plan to liberate Cuba from Communism using his financial exterpise and contacts. However, a whole hosts of enemies catch wind of the plan and try to sabotogue it for their own benefit. The plot comes together rather slowly in this book but it did keep my attention. I liked the wide variety of characters the most though, as the author got quite creative with their motives. Overall not a bad thriller, although it takes a while to see the big picture and some characters reamin shadowy throughtout the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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