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A new standalone thriller from the creator of The Road to Perdition and the Nathan Heller series.
After taking a bullet for his commander-in-chief, Secret Service agent Joseph Reeder is a hero. But his outspoken criticism of the president he saved—who had stacked the Supreme Court with hard-right justices to overturn Roe v. Wade, amp up the Patriot Act, and shred the First Amendment—put Reeder at odds with the Service’s apolitical nature, making him an outcast.
FBI agent Patti Rogers finds herself paired with the unpopular former agent on a task force investigating the killing of Supreme Court Justice Henry Venter. Reeder—nicknamed “Peep” for his unparalleled skills at reading body language—makes a startling discovery while reviewing a security tape: the shooting was premeditated, not a botched robbery. Even more chilling, the controversial Venter may not be the only justice targeted for death…
Is a mastermind mounting an unprecedented judicial coup aimed at replacing ultra-conservative justices with a new liberal majority? To crack the conspiracy and save the lives of not just the justices but also Reeder’s own family, rising star Rogers and legendary investigator Reeder must push their skills—and themselves—to the limit.
If you enjoy reading fast-paced political thrillers, then you are in for a treat. Max Allan Collins' novel, Supreme Justice is the perfect mystery/thriller to get lost in this summer. It makes for a great read at the beach, airport, or rainy day. I devoured the book in on sitting over the weekend and just loved it.
Set in our nation's capital, Supreme Justice takes place in the near future. The last President was a conservative with a capital C who managed to run the country for eight years and overturn one too many laws (Roe V. Wade) and change the dynamics and political climate of the country in a bad way (think search and seizure at the police's own personal discretion). Joseph Reeder took a bullet for this Commander in Chief when he was working as a Secret Service agent, but retired soon after - he couldn't agree with the President's politics and had to get out. The new President is liberal and the mood in DC is tense. A Supreme Court Justice has been murdered and Reeder has been asked to consult on the case. He discovers that the judge was not murdered, but assassinated. Reeder quickly discovers that the "conservative" Supreme Court Justices and hustles to find the killer before its too late. Filled with political drama, a great cast of characters, tons of twists and turns - Supreme Justice makes for quite an entertaining read. Thanks to Max Allan Collins vivid and engrossing details about DC, I was easily able to imaging the city as I read about Reeder canvassing the city in hot pursuit of the killer.
I would most definitely recommend this fantastic book to fans of Max Allan Collins and fans of political thriller reads - you will LOVE this book! And, if you want to find out what everyone else has to say about this book, then check out the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Supreme Justice
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