Author: Newt Gingrich, Pete Earley
My Rating: 5/5
Description from Publisher:
Leading politician and bestselling author Newt Gingrich and novelist Pete Earley are back with another gripping international thriller.
THE WORLD’S MASTER TERRORIST, known only as the Falcon, has infiltrated Washington’s highest corridors of power, threatening the very existence of our democracy in this realistic tale of modern day TREASON. Major Brooke Grant has been waging war against terrorism since her parents were murdered during 9/11, keenly aware that her enemy transcends borders. But a coordinated attack on the president at the funeral of a Washington power broker leads her to a terrifying revelation: the enemy is closer than she’d ever imagined and is hiding in plain sight. The Falcon has gained a weapon no terrorist has ever wielded before: an American-born traitor burrowed inside the U.S. government itself.
TREASON is a story of a nation fighting for its life not only against outside threats but also against an internal threat-a fanatical jihadist who uses liberty as a shield while trying to destroy the civilization created in its image. Major Grant’s deadly chess match with the Falcon turns personal when he issues a fatwa against her and those she loves. Can she unmask the traitor and stop the Falcon’s most skilled assassin sent to kill her before he strikes? Or will she fall victim to betrayal by a false friend in this gripping tale of treachery, courage, and ultimately patriotism where good battles evil? Only Newt Gingrich, who brings decades of experience in national security and politics to bear in his collaboration with journalist Pete Earley, can spin such a vivid mix of reality and fiction, daring readers to guess where the line between the two is crossed.
Review: This is one of the most captivating, fast paced, wonderful books I have read in a long time. This thriller had me addicted from the first page and I could not put it down. This novel shows the frightening world we are living in today and helped me to understand the issues we face with ISIS and this global war that seems imminent. This is one of those books that stays with you long after you finish that last page.
I had this book sitting in my to-read pile for a few days while I was trying to get through a book I was having difficulty getting into. Finally I decided to give myself a break from that book and picked this one up. I had never read anything by Newt Gingrich before so I was not sure what to expect. The plot of the book sounded interesting to me but I feared it would end up like so many others, great plot, bad follow-through. Imagine my surprise when I looked up after what seemed like a few minutes and realized I had read over 50 pages without really realizing it. Needless to say this will not be my last of his books!
Recommendation: I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially those who love thrillers and/or mysteries. This story is something all of us can relate to at this stressful and terrifying time in our country and world.
About the Author(s):
NEWT GINGRICH is a former Speaker of the House and 2012 presidential candidate. He is a Fox News contributor and author of 28 books, including 14 New York Timesbestsellers. Newt and his wife Callista host and produce documentary films. Recent films include The First American and Nine Days That Changed the World.
PETE EARLEY is a former Washington Post reporter and author of 13 books, including four New York Times bestsellers. He was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*