Don’t Speak by J. L. Brown #Review
Posted by brriske
Ambitious, twenty-something FBI Special Agent Jade Harrington cuts her vacation short to investigate the murder of a conservative radio personality only to discover that he may be the victim of a serial killer. Whitney Fairchild, the elegant and charismatic Democratic senator from Missouri, campaigns in a cutthroat race for president of the United States. Cole Brennan, the most popular conservative talk-show host in the nation, battles nightly to save his country and help the incumbent Republican president maintain his ‘inner conservative’ to win re-election.
The lives of Jade, Whitney, Cole, and the killer—who has an agenda of his own—are on a collision course. That course will not just impact them each in ways they could never have foreseen, but also the future of the United States of America. Amidst a backdrop of contemporary power politics driven by the influence of talk radio and social media, DON’T SPEAK thrills even as it explores many of the complex issues facing Americans today.
What happens when you mix politics with murder? In this case a book I couldn’t put down! This is a book that keeps you guessing from the beginning. Who’s killing the conservative radio talk show hosts? That’s the answer FBI Special Agent Jade Harrington and her group are looking for. Throw in a presidential election with a look at the dealing that goes on behind closed doors and you have a winning story line. The characters are fleshed out and realistic and the author’s take on conservative vs liberal politics is spot on. The ending left the book open for another story with Jade and Whitney and I hope the author has plans for a book 2 because I’d definitely love to read more.
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 5 thrilling hearts.