Five years ago, the Dove Revolution changed the political structure of the United States. The President, Senate, and Congress are no longer elected by the public, they are Selected at random every two years.
A shadow organization known only as The Board, advances their sinister agenda by taking advantage of their anonymity and Susan's tendency to make brash decisions. Blackmail, espionage and murder are all in play as The Board manipulates geo-political events to spark a war between the Soviet Union and the United States.
With the help of her former Squadron Commander, General LeMae, Susan Turner attempts to lead the nation through these turbulent times while battling her own internal demons. Susan is a battle-hardened war veteran but she must learn what it takes to be a world leader. Nuclear war and the future of the human race hang in the balance.
Even when the President is selected at random, politics is still a dirty business. Opponents plan their attacks from the shadows, but you know what they say about the best laid plans.
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About the Author
After the Marine Corps, he spent the next fifteen years exploring life from several perspectives: press operator in a plastics factory, warehouse stocker, confused college student, Certified Public Accountant, bearded graduate student, management consultant, and data analyst.
J. Allen Wolfrum's writing career began in 2017 with his debut novel, Selected. He uses the unique combination of his Marine Corps, professional and life experience to create a realistic perspective on the political thriller genre. He lives in Southern California with his beautiful wife and two cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The President, the Senate, and Congress are no longer voted on. The Dove Revolution rose up and has selected these members for two year terms. This time former Army Lieutenant Colonel Susan Hunter has been selected as President. Initially she is going to turn this position down but follows through with it. Unfortunately The Board of Pacific International has their own plans. They are a group of big companies that are very interested in Eastern Europe for manufacturing and raw materials. What better way to help themselves than to start a war between America and Russia with bombings and fake documents. The Board of Pacific International essential helps Susan get selected because of her past performance of flying off the handle. But Susan has the help of her former commander to help her try to keep the country from going to nuclear war. It’s really scary to think about how the big companies were manipulating the selection and everything else just to gain profits. Granted things like this happen in today’s politics, I would hope not to this extent. This gave the story a real feel to it. The problem I had with it was I would like to have learned why The Dove Revolution happened and how it can to the idea of a Selection to full the government. Over all this is a good story that had me curious at where it was going. There were a couple things that I had to not think about too much. I wonder if this is going to be a standalone story or a series. I do think that there is a great possibility to see more of Susan Hunter. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
In his debut novel, Selected, author J. Allen Wolfrum weaves a riveting political thriller that will captivate the reader's attention, and keep them sitting on the edge of their seats. Selected is a multi-layered fast-paced tale that is masterfully interwoven with domestic and international intrigue; secrets, deception, and hidden agendas; political posturing, plots, threats, and enough surprising twists and turns that transports the reader into the fascinating world of politics and terrorism. The author easily engages the reader to follow former Army helicopter pilot, Lt. Colonel and newly selected United State President Susan Turner and her former Squadron Commander, General Curtis LeMae, as they uncover a dangerous and serious plot by The Board, a shadow organization, and the Soviet Union to manipulate foreign relations The reader follows along as Susan and Curtis get caught up in the middle of a dangerous web of domestic and international political threats, deceit, and sinister agendas as this realistic story unfold. This is an exciting and dramatic story that will keep the reader guessing who is behind the domestic and foreign political plots until all the puzzle pieces are put together, and the explosive truth is unveiled in this dangerous international cat and mouse game. As a fan of political thrillers, I really enjoyed how the author transports the reader into the fascinating inner workings of the domestic and international political world. When you add in the suspense and danger of the plot on the US presidency, you get an explosive story that takes you on one hell of a thrill ride. Selected is a book that you won't be able to put down!