When President Thomas Walters killed himself, Vice President David Kendall is installed as President. He quickly learns that not everything in the White House, or in Washington, is what it seems, and that the very thing that drove Walters to suicide could also threaten his life.
Secret Service Agent Matthew Richter was the closest agent to Walters, but still not close enough to stop him, and that still haunts him even as he vows to protect the new President.
Both men find themselves running for their lives after an attempt is made to assassinate Kendall while he’s onboard Air Force One enroute back to Washington, DC.
In Sheep’s Clothing by L.D. Beyer, which I received as a gift, is a chilling tale of political intrigue at the highest levels of government and the depths of human depravity. The author takes readers on a whirlwind ride through the machinations of government and the twists of the human condition, in a story chock full of ‘insider’ details about the organs of government and the often faceless people who make it up. It’s no exaggeration to say that this book is a page-turner, so don’t start reading if you don’t have three hours to do nothing else. A profound story of the corruption of power, and how the insane desire for power is the most corruptive of all. After reading this book, you’ll never see Washington the same way again.
One of the best first novels I’ve read so far this year. I give it five stars!