Saturday, September 21, 2013

Review: Sweat

Sweat by Mark Gilleo

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Political Thriller
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: fans of political thrillers, fast-paced stories
Trigger Warnings: sweatshop, essentially human slavery, murder, attempted murder

My Thoughts: This book is a real thrill ride, non-stop action from start to finish. While there is no real mystery to it, following what happens is entertaining and fun. Issues dealt with include political corruption, family issues, sweatshops and international labor relations, and the conditions under which young women are often employed in sweatshops. It is not a pretty story, it is not a happy story, but it has the ring of truth.

It also paints a very bleak picture of politics and politicians. It shows how most politicians are only looking out for themselves, and not at all concerned about fulfilling their obligations to their constituents.

If you like political thrillers, you will definitely want to read this. It's a fast read and a real thrill-ride. Check it out.

Disclosure: I received an e-galley from The Story Plant via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: When Jake Patrick took a summer internship at his estranged father’s corporation, he anticipated some much-needed extra cash and a couple of free meals from his guilty dad. He would never have guessed that he'd find himself in the center of an international scandal involving a U.S. senator, conspiracy, backroom politics, and murder. Or that his own life would hang in the balance. Or that he’d find help—and much more than that—from a collection of memorable characters operating on all sides of the law. Jake’s summer has turned into the most eventful one of his life. Now he just needs to survive it.

From the sweatshops of Saipan to the most powerful offices in Washington, Sweat rockets through a story of crime and consequences with lightning pacing, a twisting plot, an unforgettable cast of characters, and wry humor. It is another nonstop thriller from one of the most exciting new voices in suspense fiction.

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