Mounting Fears by Stuart Woods is the sixth book in the Will Lee suspense series.  Publisher: Putnam Adult, January 2009

President Will Lee is having a rough week. His vice president just died during surgery. Confirmation hearings for the new vice president are under way, but the squeaky-clean governor whom Will has nominated may have a few previously unnoticed skeletons in his closet. And Teddy Fay, the rogue CIA agent last seen in Shoot Him If He Runs, is plotting his revenge on CIA director Kate Rule Lee—the president’s wife.

Plus there are some loose nukes in Pakistan that might just trigger World War III if Will’s diplomatic efforts fall short. It’s up to President Lee—with some help from Holly Barker, Lance Cabot, and a few other Stuart Woods series regulars—to save the world, and the upcoming election.

President Will Lee is facing his upcoming re-election when several events threaten to damage his political aspirations.  A politician involved in a sex scandal and the nature of whether he was born in the U.S.; nuclear weapon going off in a foreign country and someone who is supposedly dead rears his ugly head.  I enjoyed this action-filled thriller, but disappointed that the truth wasn’t exposed with regards to the politician.  [3 stars – liked it]

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