Act of God

Act of God

by Susan R. Sloan
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Act of God 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Act of God was one the most Action Packed Legal Thriller about an bombing trial I have read. I hope her next book is good too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Susan has only written three books and all three are brilliant and absorbing,continually keeping the reader guessing. I feel she really does write against type which is refreshing and keeps you turning the pages but has a real surprise in the endings. Recommend highly
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Seattle Family Services Center, a community facility offering social and health services to women, children, families, the homeless, and which includes both an abortion clinic and a day care center, becomes the target of a bomber. Almost 200 men, women, and children are killed. A clean-cut young naval officer is charged with the crime, becoming overnight the most hated/feared man in the U.S., and Dana McAuliffe, his female attorney who believes in his innocence, must fight against a controversial, but largely circumstantial, case in an effort to win his freedom. Her fight becomes far more than the defense of a high-visibility defendant, however; played out against the backdrop of presidential election year politics, many different factions jump on the bandwagon in efforts to affect the outcome and twist the trial to benefit their own agendas. The extreme voices on either side will stop at nothing to further their goals, sweeping Dana into a tangle of intrigue that stretches far beyond the courtroom. Caught between these warring factions, whose goals do not include the notion of compromise or any concern for the greater good, Dana watches as her life is torn apart. This is a cautionary tale so timely, it is almost chilling. Extremists, it is telling us, don't want PEACE -- they just want to WIN. It eerily reflects the problems our world faces today in such seemingly impossible situations as foreign and domestic terrorism, and the situation in the MIddle East. The use of the abortion issue as an allegory works superbly, and the many-layered subject matter stirs one to think, think, and think again. Bravo -- a brilliant, important work, stunning in depth for contemporary fiction, a breathtaking ending, impossible to put down, a must-read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although I am not usually a fiction reader, I found this book especially entertaining, full of suspense. I thought it was every bit as haunting as her first book, Guilt by Association. She has me hooked. When is her next book due?