J.D. Cade is an ex-Army sniper who has come back home from Vietnam and is trying to forget his past. He thinks he’ll never have to kill again, and all he wants is to build a normal life as a successful businessman. But things don’t go exactly as planned, and J.D. finds himself involved in a political conspiracy he doesn’t even understand.
If you feel like reading a good political thriller, it’s easy to see why ‘The Next President’ by Joseph Flynn is the perfect choice. With an original plot, complex characters and fast-paced action, this novel is bound to keep you glued to the pages. The author knows how to build the suspense, and knows how to make his readers fall in love with the action and the characters. The twists will keep you engaged, and the main character’s inner struggles will raise some interesting questions, such as: ‘What would you do if you had to choose between your son’s life and killing an innocent man?’
When Cade is threatened by an anonymous blackmailer, he has no choice but to let himself manipulated. He either accepts to kill Senator Franklin Delano Rawley, the first African-American with a chance to become president of the United States, or he endangers his 21-year-old son’s life. His choice is easy to predict: he will kill the Senator if this means his son will be safe and he can go back to his normal, peaceful life. But the mission takes a completely different turn when Cade’s first attempt fails, and he needs to infiltrate the victim’s group of close people. He gets to know Senator Rawley, and he realizes he likes this honest and charismatic man who truly cares about his country. When he understands it will be impossible to kill him, Cade decides he needs to find out who is behind the whole political conspiracy and try to save everyone’s lives.
‘The Next President’ is just the book you need if you love novels that have a bit of everything. It has action, dark secrets, political conspiracies, and even romance. You will see the complexity of the main character, J.D. Cade, when he cannot decide what to do. He has his own code of honor, and he can’t just kill an innocent man, even if this means saving his son’s life. It’s impossible not to relate to Cade and wish for him to discover who the anonymous blackmailer is.