I was a bit hesitant to read this book as it is about the FBI, and I feared comparing it in any way with my own books and coming out very much the loser.
I’m really glad I read it anyway.
The story begins with the FBI receiving information regarding a plot to assassinate the President of the USA. A seemingly normal evening’s work for the agents involved, until it escalates with breathtaking rapidity. The story then continues developing at a fast rate, but never so fast you can’t keep up, until the gripping finale.
One of the things, other than the actual plot, that I liked about this book is the way I could relate to the main characters Mark and Holt. They had their own flaws and their own ambitions, and I found myself caring what happened to them. Investing in characters like that make the story all the more involving - it’s like watching the life of your friends unfold. The end was edge-of-the-seat stuff, and didn’t disappoint. This book is now a favourite of mine and I’ll be reading more of Archer’s books.
My rating: 5/5
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes thrillers.
At the end of The Prodigal Daughter, Florentyna Kane is elected President - the first woman President of the United States.
At 7.30 one evening the FBI learn of a plot to kill her - the 1572nd such threat of that year. At 8.30 five people know all the details.
By 9.30 four of them are dead.
FBI agent Mark Andrews alone knows when. He also knows that a senator is involved. He has six days to learn where - and how.
Six days to prevent the certain death of the President.
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