If you like politically based suspense, this is your book.
Stone Barrington enters the cutthroat fray of politics in the exceptional new thriller from New York Times—bestselling author Stuart Woods.
When Stone Barrington travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene quite shaken up: a dazzling newcomer—and close friend of Stone’s—has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial alliances are made and broken behind closed doors, and it seems that more than one seat may be up for grabs. And amid the ambitious schemers and hangers-on are a few people who may use the chaotic events as cover for more sinister plans. . . .
In this milieu of glad-handing and backroom deals, only the canniest player can come out on top . . . and it will take all of Stone’s discretion and powers of persuasion to arrange a desirable outcome.
Not to my liking as the book deals with American politics, a subject with which I have shallow familiarity. But if you like American politics and keep abreast of its immobility, inertia and intractability, then you will like this book. The book is Wood’s way of demonstrating his familiarity and knownledge of his nation’s political theatre. In that regard, it is good reading but for my tastes, it is boring.