The Vice-President, Andrew Stovell, is about to be assassinated, however, before he is, a double steps in and resumes the VP's identity. Everyone has their own political agenda and when the announcement is made that the VP has been shot, the President, Alan Sparks, finds himself being blackmailed by a mysterious woman named Hannah.
Melissa Stone, living under a new identity, has an attempt made on her life at the same time as the Vice President's. She comes to learn that the attacks are connected and she finds herself coming out of hiding to find out who initiated the attacks and why. Working through her past ghosts, she must come to grips with her present in order to stop the intrigue and save the President from his own downfall.
Along the way we meet many people who are involved, introducing many high-tech gadgets and political espionage. Everyone has a stake in the game and time is running out!!
This was a fairly decent debut novel by author, Steve DeWinter. It had many twists and turns that will leave your turning the pages, leaving you to correctly guess some and totally miss the mark on others. The political intrigue that has been written between these pages is truly astonishing as it isn't an easy topic to deliver in a comprehensive manner.
Melissa is a great heroine to read, she is believable and delivers her persona without getting too bogged down in detail. In many situations she finds herself in, you cannot help but wonder how she will get herself out and who it is she should trust.
I found there were too many characters, sometimes I had to backtrack in order to keep focused on who was participating in the plot at any particular time. It was a bit confusing at times but not enough to thoroughly dismiss this as a good thriller. As well, I did find some editing issues that were annoying, but I am particular like that, some may not even notice them. All that said, the ending gives you the closure you need to make this a decent read. If you like works by Clancy or Ludlum, then you will be pleased with Inherit The Throne.
"Just like "24", only better!" "A female Jason Bourne!" -- Textnovel Readers Some lines should never be crossed. Living under a new identity in the tiny Northwestern tourist town at the base of Mount Hood, Melissa thought she had finally escaped her past. That is until an assassin tries to kill her and forces her back into a treacherous shadow world she vowed never to return. That same night an unmanned robotic SUV slams into the limousine of the Vice President of the United States and detonates with several hundred pounds of explosives. Melissa soon discovers that the attack on the Vice President and the attempt on her own life are related. And time is running out to find out who wants her dead and why she alone holds the key to saving the President of the United States.
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