The Weaver Conspiracy
Christine I Speakman
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3.5 out of 4 roses
there be truth in politics?
Conspiracy” is a twisting, elaborate, secretive mystery of political powers. I
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
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.