Sam Archer, a former Delta operative, who is now a civilian analyst with Homeland Security. He finds clues pointing to an impending terrorist attack. Although he is unable to stop it, in the process of trying, he uncovers something dark and even more threatening. On the brink of bankruptcy, political collapse, and possible civil war, the United States groans under the weight of its self-serving, corrupt government. Sam Archer's son, David, a college student, is taking a political science class to fulfill a graduation requirement. When his teacher challenges the class to propose solutions to the nation's problems, David and a few friends take him seriously. When they propose fundamental changes to the government, the elite in Washington push back, ultimately putting the students' lives in imminent danger. Sam Archer must risk everything to keep his son alive, while trying to convince others of a danger that threatens to destroy the country.
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About the Author
Thor Duffin grew up in the Washington, DC area, where his father worked on the White House military staff. He has lived in Alaska, Germany, and several points in between, most recently in the Sacramento area.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Jefferson Project caught my attention and kept it until the last page. It was hard to put down. The first several chapters briefly, but meticulously, introduced characters and plot lines. Once they all began to converge, it was a non-stop roller coaster ride. I was very impressed with the way it was political, but wasn't biased toward any particular side. It would be excellent reading in a political science class. The author is extremely gifted at descriptive story telling. It is an "easy" read, but very thought provoking. While The Jefferson Project today is written as fiction, thirty years ago it might have been classified science-fiction, and written thirty years (or less) from now, maybe it would be current non-fiction.
Thor Duffin, through riveting fiction, presents a very real and attainable solution to our countries current mess and corruption, and he does so without preaching. This is the most relevant and visionary works of fiction I've read in years. If you don't find yourself thinking "THIS SHOULD HAPPEN!", you are probably not as frustrated with our current state of affairs as I am. From the beginning, Duffin reveals true talent in creating believable faceted characters; ones to root for, ones to despise, and some you hope will be redeemed. They reveal themselves slowly in several seemingly unrelated side stories, where we learn how the corruption of government is worsening, and the collective frustration of the people is mounting. Duffin masterfully brings these stories together midbook. When you read this book you'll think for a second "there's no way he'll be able to pull these plots together", but just as soon as the thought occurs he does, and better than could be imagined.
My daughter got me this book as a Christmas gift, and she made an outstanding choice. I very much like spy novels or political intrigue such as those from Robert Ludlum or Tom Clancy, and knowing this, my daughter selected The Jefferson Project. This novel was so much a parallel to the current day political climate of this country that it seemed to be a factual picture of world events. The story is well written and easy to read, and the author sets up the characters early so you contiually want to press on to see what happens next. There are are a few twists and turns in the plot before the surprise at the end. This book would be an excellent choice for a government class to read and would serve well as a book for a discussion group. It was both interesting and entertaining, and I will look for Duffin's next project.