The Nomination: A Novel of Suspenseby William G. Tapply
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The Nomination is a fast-paced action and suspense thriller that brings events from the final days of the Vietnam War into direct conflict with contemporary American politics. Vietnam War hero and Massachusetts Judge Thomas Larrigan is hand-picked by his friend the president to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court. Larrigan seems like the perfect candidate: a family man with an uncontroversial judicial record. The president’s credibility needs a sure bet. Larrigan will do anything to win the nomination, but he has some old skeletons rattling around in his closet. He calls his old Marine buddy, now a hit man, to sweep the closet clean. But there are a few skeletons Larrigan doesn’t know are still alive. The Nomination is the story of how lives can intersect in deception, desperation, revelation, death, and, ultimately, redemption.
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William G. Tapply was the author of dozens of books, including more than two dozen New England-based mystery novels and nearly a thousand magazine articles, mostly about fly fishing and the outdoors. Tapply died in July 2009 after a battle with Leukemia. He lived and wrote in Hancock, New Hampshire.
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As this is my first Tapply novel, I must disagree with the first reviewer who did not enjoy The Nomination. I loved it. I am now keen to gather every suspense book he wrote, and wish there were a way to get further stories about his character Jesse Church. She is fascinating, tough, beautiful, well trained, smart, and it is just outrageous enough to be believable and scare me to death. I'm glad I so screwed up in my 30s that I won't ever run for public office, as I'd planned all my life to do!
Easy read, didn't want it to end.
The synopsis says: The last novel of the beloved author of the Brady Coyne mystery series. Well, it is his last novel, but Outwitting Trolls was his last Coyne novel. This novel has nothing to do with Coyne. Would that Outwitting Trolls was the author's last published novel, as it is much better than The Nomination, which goes all over the place trying to make a story. The author has passed away, so I see no point in giving detailed criticism. I thought I did him well with a good review of Trolls, but just can't give this book a high rating.