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The Syndicate: Operation Valiant Exodus based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The Syndicate is a civil rights story that begins is Blyth Texas when Clay and his family are the only Black family in the town. They were mistreated their whole lives. When Clay is older he still faces the same racist attitudes his father faced, and several incidences convinced him to make a difference. Unsure how to do that he turns to his sister, but must first repair their relationship. This compelling story truly touched my heart. The injustices of the world were described in a truly brave way. The activity of the book was fast-paced, exciting, and hauntingly believable. However, the tense of the book switched several times within the same paragraphs throughout, and the ending was a let down, and slightly confusing. The cover of the book was interesting, but I am not positive who the man on the front is supposed to represent. Overall I give this a book a 3, but would hope the lessons expressed can be shared with the world.
The Syndicate: Operation Valiant Exodus by E. Clay is a realistic novel that powerfully reflects the American political landscape, a contemporary story that is symbolic of the current political crisis in the US, but it's a story of hope. The book features very powerful themes and talks about controversial issues in US history and politics. Readers are introduced to courageous characters like the Black Preacher who ministers to an all-White congregation and the racism directed against him and his sun. The son, who marries a white girl becomes a symbol of hope as he picks up arms to fight one of the worst cancers eating into the US society. Interesting to read about what it would be like to have a female president. This is one of the eye-opening books to read, especially at this moment in time. A book laced with powerful lessons and one that will change the way readers look at others. There is intrigue, corruption, racism, and the struggle for human rights and equality. The characters are carefully thought out, well-grounded, and compelling. The writing is equally beautiful, an accessible style, and a voice that comes across as unique, clear, and irresistible. A book to read and share.