Today’s team book review comes from Teri, she blogs at http://teripolen.com/
Teri has been reading Corruption Of Power by George Eccles
It’s been a while since I’ve read a political thriller, so it was a nice change to dive into this novel.
There are several characters and organizations in this book, making the glossary at the beginning very helpful and I found myself referring to it several times. Alex is an intelligent, sly protagonist who is not without his flaws, and I had the impression he’s trying to atone for things in his past. The backstory on Alex is limited in this novel and I would have liked to know more about him to understand some of his actions and how he came be an ‘independent troubleshooter’. When I looked up this author on Goodreads, I found an earlier Alex Leksin novel, so more of his past may be revealed in that book.
This is a fast-paced, intriguing novel that causes the reader to second guess most of the characters’ actions and wonder whose side they’re on – and there are many sides and personal agendas in this story. Just when I thought I had it figured out, some unanticipated twists near the end proved me wrong. I enjoyed the different settings and vivid descriptions of the areas and the action sequences were tense and well-planned.
The copy I read is an ARC, so some errors may be corrected in the final copy, but early on, one of the characters is referred to as a half-brother, then several chapters later, a step-brother. Another section had a character bound and gagged, on the next page talking to someone, and a couple of pages later, having the gag removed.
If you’re a fan of political thrillers, or just thrillers in general, Corruption of Power is a worthwhile addition to your reading list. I received a digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review through Rosie’s Book Review Team.