My Musing ~ Fate of the Union by Max Allan Collins with Matthew V. Clemens

Fate of the UnionFate of the Union by Max Allan Collins with Matthew V. Clemens is the second book in the “Reeder and Rogers” thriller series. Publisher: Thomas & Mercer, November 2015

When a retired colleague dies of an apparent suicide, ex–Secret Service agent Joe Reeder knows there must be far more to the story. Why did the man leave a desperate message for Reeder moments before dying? And what could possibly make such a seasoned veteran fear for his life?

FBI Special Agent Patti Rogers has a mystery of her own to solve: she’s leading a task force investigating a brutal series of similar but seemingly unconnected murders across the DC area. Are they serial killings or something even more sinister?

Could Reeder and Rogers be tracking down different facets of the same conspiracy? And how do the continued assassination attempts on a presidential hopeful figure into an unprecedented attack on the heart of government?

The answers to these questions are uncovered in this riveting sequel to the bestselling Supreme Justice.

In this fast-paced and action-packed drama, I was led through a myriad of grippingly intensifying situations that had me devouring every word in a book that I could not put down. The authors did a great job in keeping me glued to the pages and every time I thought I had a handle on who was behind it all, the author twisted things arounds and kept me eager for what was yet to come. With a well-written plot and subplot that kept me intrigued, I knew, as the story progressed it was all going to come down to a powerfully dramatic finale where all the facets gets played in a job well done. It was fun to see Reeder and Rogers interact with one another giving us more insight into their lives which enhanced the telling of this story. With a perfect blend of engaging dialogue, a wonderful cast of characters and the backdrop of our nation’s capital, this was a terrific read and I’m looking forward to more thrilling adventures with Reeder and Rogers.

7 comments

  1. I am not a huge fan of the more “thriller” type of mystery, but you make this sound irresistible Dru! I will have to check it out. Thanks!

  2. Thanks, Dru, and thanks tp those who commented. I think mystery fans will find FATE OF THE UNION a faster, more mystery-style read than most thrillers…after all, I’m a mystery writer! I hope you’ll all try some of the Trash ‘n’ Treasures cozy mysteries (most recently ANTIQUES SWAP) that I write with my wife Barb, under the joint penname Barbara Allan.

  3. Love your posting on this. It looks like a thrilling read. I’m going to put it on my TBR lilst. My dealer is and isn’t going to love me

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