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The Weaver Conspiracy

Reviewed by Christine I Speakman

Written by Ken Blaisdell

Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.  http://www.outskirtspress.com

Genre: political thriller

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4327-1570-0

Hardback ISBN: 978-1-4327-0971-6

Pages: 405

Paperback Price: $15.95

Hardback Price: $26.95

e-Book Price: $5.00

 

3.5 out of 4 roses

Can there be truth in politics?

 

“The Weaver Conspiracy” is a twisting, elaborate, secretive mystery of political powers.  I loved it!

 

At its simplest “The Weaver Conspiracy” is a story about an attempted assassination of the President of the United States.  Attempted because it’s the First Lady who ends up shot.  Now it’s a race to find out who tried and failed to kill the President, and how to use this assassination attempt to win the upcoming election.

 

At its complex moments “The Weaver Conspiracy” is about hidden friends and debts owed.  It’s about agendas, both known and unknown.  It’s terrorists and paybacks.  It’s retired spies and assassins retiring.

 

No matter what everything and everyone leads back to Henri Marchaund.  As per his calling card, Mr. Marchaund is a “provider of goods and services” never mind that he honed his abilities through being a black-marketeer and international-criminal.  At eighty-two he’s “still the best at the game.”

 

Caught in the middle of it all is Special Agent Claire Bradley of the Secret Service. First there was the change in assignment…from President’s detail to the First Lady’s detail.  Then helping the First Lady in her request to spend a day shopping among the general public, without being recognized.  As their friendship develops, Claire is determined to be part of the investigating team to uncover who shot the First Lady.  But who’s using Claire?

 

I become lost in “The Weaver Conspiracy.”  Lost, in that I surrendered myself to the story and its rollercoaster ride of dynamic plots and clandestine characters.

 

Mr. Blaisdell has weaved a tale full of deception, half-truths, snippets of the real truth while all the time giving us, the reader, every chance to figure his story out for ourselves.  He uses friendships, romance, family, and foes without the clichés attached.  While I’m not a heavy reader of political thrillers, I found his story telling to be more plausible because of his mix of multiple agendas via the different interests of the different characters.  Each may help the other to a common end; however, they are determined to have their own goals reached, too.

 

With so many underlining agendas, you would think the main story would be lost in the confusion…who shot the First Lady.  However, I can guarantee this is far from the truth.  Everything comes back to who shot the First Lady.  And, in the end, everything makes perfect sense.  Or, as perfect as it gets with politics.

 

Lose yourself in “The Weaver Conspiracy” you won’t be disappointed.

 

 *GREAT RERose, LargeADRose, Large

Rose, Large  3 1/2

 
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