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He who holds the pen holds the power. When a corrupt think tank, The Foundation for a New America, enlists a Taiwanese terrorist to bomb a World Trade Organization conference, the US and China are put on the path to war. Star journalist Jack Emery is pulled into a story far more dangerous than he could have imagined. Because the Foundation’s deputy director, the ruthless He who holds the pen holds the power. When a corrupt think tank, The Foundation for a New America, enlists a Taiwanese terrorist to bomb a World Trade Organization conference, the US and China are put on the path to war. Star journalist Jack Emery is pulled into a story far more dangerous than he could have imagined. Because the Foundation’s deputy director, the ruthless Michelle Dominique, recognizes that whoever controls the message controls the world. And she will take control, no matter the price.
 Enter Jack’s boss, Ernest McDowell, owner and chairman of the largest media empire on the planet. In the midst of political upheaval, EMCorp is about to become the final play in the Foundation’s plan. When Dominique traps the EMCorp owner in her web, Jack’s the only one left to expose the conspiracy before it’s too late.
 As the world powers smash each other against the anvil of Taiwan, Jack will risk everything to battle the Foundation and prevent them from taking control amid the devastation of a global war. You’ll love Steve P. Vincent’s thrillers. Get to know Jack Emery before everyone else does.


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He who holds the pen holds the power. When a corrupt think tank, The Foundation for a New America, enlists a Taiwanese terrorist to bomb a World Trade Organization conference, the US and China are put on the path to war. Star journalist Jack Emery is pulled into a story far more dangerous than he could have imagined. Because the Foundation’s deputy director, the ruthless He who holds the pen holds the power. When a corrupt think tank, The Foundation for a New America, enlists a Taiwanese terrorist to bomb a World Trade Organization conference, the US and China are put on the path to war. Star journalist Jack Emery is pulled into a story far more dangerous than he could have imagined. Because the Foundation’s deputy director, the ruthless Michelle Dominique, recognizes that whoever controls the message controls the world. And she will take control, no matter the price.
 Enter Jack’s boss, Ernest McDowell, owner and chairman of the largest media empire on the planet. In the midst of political upheaval, EMCorp is about to become the final play in the Foundation’s plan. When Dominique traps the EMCorp owner in her web, Jack’s the only one left to expose the conspiracy before it’s too late.
 As the world powers smash each other against the anvil of Taiwan, Jack will risk everything to battle the Foundation and prevent them from taking control amid the devastation of a global war. You’ll love Steve P. Vincent’s thrillers. Get to know Jack Emery before everyone else does.

30 review for The Foundation - A Jack Emery Conspiracy Thriller

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tulay

    Really good book. Corrupt think tank New America, their fingers even in our foreign policy and elections. Owns newspapers here and U.K., controls what should be published. Killings of innocent people, kidnappings and prisons in China. Non stop action, 4.5 stars.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    4.5★s Award winning journalist Jack Emery was in a bad place – the hangover from his over indulgence the night before was wicked but it was becoming normal for him. He couldn’t bear it if his marriage to Erin ended in divorce. And when Jack lost the contract he’d dreamed would be his he was shattered. But worse was to come – attacks on Shanghai with thousands killed meant Jack was to be front line on a US war ship; he would send the news from the China sea direct to the US public… The Foundation 4.5★s Award winning journalist Jack Emery was in a bad place – the hangover from his over indulgence the night before was wicked but it was becoming normal for him. He couldn’t bear it if his marriage to Erin ended in divorce. And when Jack lost the contract he’d dreamed would be his he was shattered. But worse was to come – attacks on Shanghai with thousands killed meant Jack was to be front line on a US war ship; he would send the news from the China sea direct to the US public… The Foundation was headed by a ruthless team of people with deputy director Michelle Dominique determined to control the world. Part of her strategy was to own the largest media empire in the world and Ernest McDowell, owner of EMCorp was the person Michelle needed to buy. Ernest was Jack’s boss and gradually the net tightened around them all. What would happen when Jack came face to face with a bigger danger than he had ever faced before? It seemed war was inevitable – could Jack do anything to stop the power plays or was it far too big for him? The Foundation by Aussie author Steve P. Vincent is a fast-paced, tense and gripping political thriller that had me on the edge of my seat a lot of my reading journey! A thoroughly enjoyable read, The Foundation is one I highly recommend.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Monnie

    When I get a request to read and review a book, as happened with this one, I have two concerns - the first of which is whether or not it will be written well enough that it's not a waste of time. Encountering errors in grammar, spelling and/or punctuation is a major turn-off; IMHO, anyone who can't muster up pretty close to perfection in that department has zero right to call him- or herself a writer. The second, of course, is content: What's the story about? In this case, it touches a topic clos When I get a request to read and review a book, as happened with this one, I have two concerns - the first of which is whether or not it will be written well enough that it's not a waste of time. Encountering errors in grammar, spelling and/or punctuation is a major turn-off; IMHO, anyone who can't muster up pretty close to perfection in that department has zero right to call him- or herself a writer. The second, of course, is content: What's the story about? In this case, it touches a topic close to home: Journalism and the power of the press. After spending a good part of my working life in that industry (albeit mostly at a for-business-only newspaper and a writer/editor of nonfiction), I have a long-standing personal interest in the subject. So it was that my answer to the request was, "Bring it on!" The Foundation for a New America, which has loads of pull in Washington, D.C., is working behind the scenes to spark a war between the United States and China. Terrorist attacks are put in place, and several Foundation members - including the particularly nasty Michelle Dominique - are putting the wheels in motion that will get them elected to Congressional seats. As deputy director of the Foundation, she wields considerable power - and she doesn't hesitate to do whatever it takes to bribe, coerce, threaten and even kill to get what she wants. What she wants includes gaining control of EMCorp, a huge media conglomerate headed by elderly iron-fisted Ernest McDowell (think Tea Party meets Rupert Murdock). I don't know about you, but the mere thought that either of them could attain the kind of power suggested here scares the bejesus out of me, so thriller-wise, it was off to a good start. McDowell happens to be the boss of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jack Emery, the "hero" of the story. He and a co-worker are assigned as embedded reporters on the George Washington, a warship stationed off the coast of China for the purpose of keeping a modicum of peace between China and Taiwan. But as the tension escalates, the ship is attacked and sunk - and Jack and his friend are captured by the Chinese. I won't offer any details, but since this is supposed to be the first in a series featuring the journalist, I don't think I'm spoiling anything by noting that Jack lives to tell about the experience. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Michelle issues sufficient threats to scare the crusty McDowell into ordering all his newspapers to change the slant of coverage to fit the goals of the Foundation, and Michelle doubles her efforts to gain control of the EMCorp board and dispose of anyone who opposes her or knows too much. Bodies start to pile up, Jack figures out what's going on and who's behind it, and the chase is on. Happily from a technical standpoint, the writing is consistently good throughout. I did notice a word missing here and there; one character was asked, "How're you going?" instead of "How're you doing?" And, I instinctively reached for my red pencil when I read "...the hospital had flexed their muscles..." Not likely; a hospital is an inanimate object and has no such powers. The plot was intriguing and relatively solid as well, although for the rest of my natural life I'll wonder what the bleep happened to that USB drive Jack wedged in a bar seat (if you want to know why, read the book). And here's another plus: Apparently, the author knows his single-malt Scotch. Early on, one of the characters enjoyed a glass of Laphroaig. Cheers!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Angus Mcfarlane

    The so-called fourth estate to the rescue. Australian ex-pat journo Jack Emery, deeply entrenched in a funk which may or may not have been his (soon to be ex-)wife's fault, calls on previous Pulitzer winning form to save the world from a formidable right wing conspiracy set on starting WW3. I read this for light (IPhone) entertainment, a freebie from Apple to contrast with 'The Art of War'. And it hits the spot in this regard, balancing a few povs with a quick moving plot, although the ending wa The so-called fourth estate to the rescue. Australian ex-pat journo Jack Emery, deeply entrenched in a funk which may or may not have been his (soon to be ex-)wife's fault, calls on previous Pulitzer winning form to save the world from a formidable right wing conspiracy set on starting WW3. I read this for light (IPhone) entertainment, a freebie from Apple to contrast with 'The Art of War'. And it hits the spot in this regard, balancing a few povs with a quick moving plot, although the ending was somewhat shallow. To suggest that this story seeks to tap deep philosophical ideas would be disingenuous, but it made me think and pushed me to learn something new. I have long felt the importance of journalism is a case of self promotion, primarily of American origin and the 'fourth estate' term plain hubris. This story, set as it is at the beginning of a war, reminded me of the 'truth is the first casualty' cliche rolled out because a newsman gets gaoled. The role of the media magnate is also looked at, a barely veiled rewrite of current goings on. And consistent with popular opinion, the magnate and his empire is depicted as some sole arbiter over the views of the masses, as if no other avenue for thought exists. As it turns out, the fourth estate was coined by a Brit, a politician at that, rather than a journo. And the view that the media has gained too much influence is not a recent idea, Oscar Wilde wittily remarking that none of the other estates are suing anything. If Wikipedia is to be believed - deep investigation in play for this review.... I don't know that this has changed some of my deeper leanings, but being better informed about my views might save me from looking like a goose. Considering some of the global tensions in the western pacific at the moment this book plays out a fun scenario and in the end, the journalist perspective makes a nice change from the detective/ex military hero.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa

    Kept me on the edge of my seat, love the political conspiracy too - perhaps too close to reality though? ;-)

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rizello

    I guess the author is hoping this becomes another Jack Reacher. The plot was interesting and kept my attention throughout. I had a hard time liking the main character as he is a drunk who thinks women are objects. As always, the man saves the day and stops the word from ending. I'll give the character another shot before I call it quits. I guess the author is hoping this becomes another Jack Reacher. The plot was interesting and kept my attention throughout. I had a hard time liking the main character as he is a drunk who thinks women are objects. As always, the man saves the day and stops the word from ending. I'll give the character another shot before I call it quits.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Gopal

    The first of the Jack Emery series, this was on my to read shelf for a long time. I started this one coz I got approved for the 3rd book in the series by NetGalley and while trawling through my kindle I realized that I had the first two books in the series already, so it was a good place the start a new series. This one is a bit different from the military hero thrillers abundance that we have out there these days. The hero is this is a journalist and he is aware of his own mortality and his shor The first of the Jack Emery series, this was on my to read shelf for a long time. I started this one coz I got approved for the 3rd book in the series by NetGalley and while trawling through my kindle I realized that I had the first two books in the series already, so it was a good place the start a new series. This one is a bit different from the military hero thrillers abundance that we have out there these days. The hero is this is a journalist and he is aware of his own mortality and his shortfalls, so there are absolutely no heroic shennanigans from him. Yes he is like a dog with the bone when he starts sniffing around a story but that's about it. It is a refreshing change where these days every normal man suddenly becomes militarique when in danger. Our hero bleeds, breaks under torture and tries to stay out of the fight by allowing the authorities to do their thing. The plot is about a think-tank trying to remodel America in its vision. To do that they take the smart route, they try to get their people elected in the Congress and from there start a sweeping change in policies towards the neo-right. The group is ruthless with its own private military, espionage and sub societies and very loosely affliated with the Republicans. Problems arise when they try to control the media conglomerate owned by Ernest McDowell who is caught in a scandal a-la Rupert Murdoch and chooses to use his influence to propagate their own agenda. The agenda includes setting off a terrorist attack in China and pressurizing America to launch a War against China. As in any plot, there are allies and enemies and then there are allies turned enemies. When the Foundation betrays it soldiers one time too many, there is an unlike ally available for Jack Emery to put a stop to the plans made by the Foundation. It is a fast paced read, the plot motors along at a fairly decent pace and the diabolical women villain is as bad as she is made out to be. A cunning, shrewd and ruthless manipulator she uses every tool available at her disposal to make sure that her agenda is achieved. The ending ties up neatly and leaves the door open for another adventure from our truth seeking journalist...

  8. 4 out of 5

    Avid Reader

    If you like political thrillers, this book is for you! Secrets, lies, terrorism, murder and mayhem. It’s all there within the pages of a well thought-out, almost perfectly executed book. With character development that will have you loving the villains as much as the hero, this story grabs you from the first page and never lets go. The world building was outstanding! I was completely wrapped up in Vincent’s creation. The plot was daring to say the least. Vincent never held back. He killed off peop If you like political thrillers, this book is for you! Secrets, lies, terrorism, murder and mayhem. It’s all there within the pages of a well thought-out, almost perfectly executed book. With character development that will have you loving the villains as much as the hero, this story grabs you from the first page and never lets go. The world building was outstanding! I was completely wrapped up in Vincent’s creation. The plot was daring to say the least. Vincent never held back. He killed off people I never expected to see go. He threw twists in that had me pacing as I read. To say this book was intense would be a huge understatement. I found myself talking to my Kindle on more than one occasion. (Not to mention the number of times I was this close to tweeting to him with my book rantings!) But the thing that made this book was so damn good was that it was eerily realistic. I was shaking my head as I read because it was just too close. It made me think. I felt like looking over my shoulder repeatedly as I flipped through the pages. The giant game of political chess that was played by our champions and cheats was chilling. I freaking loved it! This book literally made my heart race! 5 stars

  9. 5 out of 5

    Greg Tymn

    As a first novel, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing and the author's ability to tell a cohesive tale without the many side trips new writers tend to get mired in. The storyline was fairly tight and, except for a few small sentence structure/continuity issues with the Kindle version, exciting enough that I read it straight through. While there were some believablity issues with Dominique, Jack Emery came across as a worthy protagonist. Now, the downsides. It was obvious by t As a first novel, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the writing and the author's ability to tell a cohesive tale without the many side trips new writers tend to get mired in. The storyline was fairly tight and, except for a few small sentence structure/continuity issues with the Kindle version, exciting enough that I read it straight through. While there were some believablity issues with Dominique, Jack Emery came across as a worthy protagonist. Now, the downsides. It was obvious by the characters names that this wasn't written by an American. The Irish haven't been in charge of anything since the Kennedy administration. We also don't use the word "sort" and particularly "sorted" at all. And since when is Irish whisky confused with scotch? There were a few other procedural flaws that American readers will pick up on, but I don't want to overemphasize these relatively minor problems with a generally good story. All in all, I'd give this novel a double-ply tinfoil hat rating. It's sure to be referenced by American paranoiacs. I'll be adding Mr. Vincent to my author watch list and look forward to another Jack Emery novel.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Bridgeman

    This is a well thought out political thriller that keeps you turning the page. Following an array of characters on all sides of the moral fence, there's plenty of action and thrills to propel the story along, nicely balanced with moments of intrigue and character examination. I think that's what I like best about this book - the antagonists have their reasons for doing what they do, they aren't just 'bad guy' cardboard cut-outs. And the 'lead' Jack Emery isn't made out to be something he's not. This is a well thought out political thriller that keeps you turning the page. Following an array of characters on all sides of the moral fence, there's plenty of action and thrills to propel the story along, nicely balanced with moments of intrigue and character examination. I think that's what I like best about this book - the antagonists have their reasons for doing what they do, they aren't just 'bad guy' cardboard cut-outs. And the 'lead' Jack Emery isn't made out to be something he's not. He's a reporter whose skills lay in his investigation and writing - he doesn't suddenly turn into an action superhero - and I like that. Most of all, this book makes the reader reflect on their real world and start to question just how close to reality this story actually is - which is a little terrifying! The Foundation is a great debut by Steve P Vincent, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kristyan

    Very tense debut novel that keeps you turning pages (read in under two days). The characters are also the highlight, whilst many feel stock early on there is enough development to make them likeable (even the wonderful villain). The author isn't afraid to pull the plug on some likeable characters too, which will add to the tension in the next book (though one death actually upset me! Not easy to do in this genre). Some of action feels rushed but the politics are gripping and there's plenty of ro Very tense debut novel that keeps you turning pages (read in under two days). The characters are also the highlight, whilst many feel stock early on there is enough development to make them likeable (even the wonderful villain). The author isn't afraid to pull the plug on some likeable characters too, which will add to the tension in the next book (though one death actually upset me! Not easy to do in this genre). Some of action feels rushed but the politics are gripping and there's plenty of room to move, thematically & character wise, in future instalments. Best of all there is a strong female character whose femininity is unquestionable but not her defining quality either (harder to achieve than it sounds). Pass it round to your mates too, the possibility of war with china is uni pub favourite debate. Recommended for a summer read. Download via iBooks or Amazon for $6.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Wayne

    This was a free E Book I downloaded and it was enjoyable. Good characters, interesting plotlines,action and suspense. This was book 1 in the series and I will be interested in reading the others (including a .5 prequel ~ these seem all the rage at the moment.) It concerns a journalist who becomes embroiled in a political conspiracy to take control of the U.S. A good read for this who like political thrillers with a healthy dose of action.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jane Milton

    Jack Emery is a (semi-autobiographical?) masterpiece of a character and this novel will transfer well to the screen. It's a shame Leonardo di caprio is perhaps slightly too old for the leading role. Steven P Vincent is surely the Jeffrey Archer of our age. His political commentary hits close to the bone. So close, it's scary. Jack Emery is a (semi-autobiographical?) masterpiece of a character and this novel will transfer well to the screen. It's a shame Leonardo di caprio is perhaps slightly too old for the leading role. Steven P Vincent is surely the Jeffrey Archer of our age. His political commentary hits close to the bone. So close, it's scary.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Walch

    Steve P. Vincent has gained a new reader. After reading The Foundation, the first book in the Jack Emery series I'm hooked. After this action packed read I feel compelled to seek out and buy State of Emergency, book 2 in the series. Vincent may be a Goodreads author today but I will be seriously disappointed if I don't see his name on the New York Times Best Sellers List in the very near future. Steve P. Vincent has gained a new reader. After reading The Foundation, the first book in the Jack Emery series I'm hooked. After this action packed read I feel compelled to seek out and buy State of Emergency, book 2 in the series. Vincent may be a Goodreads author today but I will be seriously disappointed if I don't see his name on the New York Times Best Sellers List in the very near future.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Claire Bignell

    Very enjoyable book. Close to home and believable that yes it could happen.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Tony Parsons

    UK. There were lots of so-called bad rumors about Ernest McDowell (Jack’s boss, EMCorp media billionaire owner/chairman). Sandra Cheng (Ernest’s wife, EMCorp media Foundation’s director, former lawyer) has been hospitalized. The Shanghai International Expo Centre will host the WTO conference. What news did Ernest have for Duncan McColl (EMCorp media CFO/board member)? Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology & Law was on day 7 grilling Ernest& Saul Alweiss (EMCorp media Director of Lega UK. There were lots of so-called bad rumors about Ernest McDowell (Jack’s boss, EMCorp media billionaire owner/chairman). Sandra Cheng (Ernest’s wife, EMCorp media Foundation’s director, former lawyer) has been hospitalized. The Shanghai International Expo Centre will host the WTO conference. What news did Ernest have for Duncan McColl (EMCorp media CFO/board member)? Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology & Law was on day 7 grilling Ernest& Saul Alweiss (EMCorp media Director of Legal Affairs). Senator Patrick Mahoney (Dem; MA, Committee chairman), & Francis McKay (Business Daily reporter) seemed to be enjoying the outcome. Michelle Dominique (New America Foundation Director) & Sarah McDowell (Ernest’s daughter) were watching closely. Vanessa Dunstan (West Coast), Bruno Cagliari (New England), Duke Callister (South), Mike Douglas (Midwest), & Mark Harrison (Mountain), were having a very important EMCorp media Foundation deputy director meeting. The Chinese Ambassador to the US, Mr. Du Xiaoming was killed in a motor vehicle accident. What became of Michelle & Sarah? I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one. A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written international thriller book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a huge set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great international thriller movie, or better yet a mini TV series. To be continued. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars. Thank you for the free author; Pronoun; Amazon Digital Services LLC.; book Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)

  17. 4 out of 5

    David Berkowitz

    The Foundation has an interesting premise. A far right organization foments war between the United States and China for the purpose of stirring up the nationalistic instincts of the American public and thereby gaining control of the government. The book even starts out with a lot of promise. The main character, a Pulitzer winning journalist, learns that his ex-wife was killed in the act of terrorism that instigates the war. His efforts to try to recover her body lead him to the adventure. But the The Foundation has an interesting premise. A far right organization foments war between the United States and China for the purpose of stirring up the nationalistic instincts of the American public and thereby gaining control of the government. The book even starts out with a lot of promise. The main character, a Pulitzer winning journalist, learns that his ex-wife was killed in the act of terrorism that instigates the war. His efforts to try to recover her body lead him to the adventure. But the book is very flawed. Vincent writes about high-powered people in a way that demonstrates he does not understand how power is leveraged in the real world. Their actions make less sense than below average comic book villians' and their motivations never rise above the most superficial. After the promising beginning I ended up very disappointed. It rarely takes me two weeks to finish a relatively short book, but that's what happened here. Not recommended.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Cynthia

    Very fast-paced, intense and gripping it is a true political thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat with lots of danger and a man who is at his wit ends. Jack pulls his self together after his world falls apart to bring you one exciting read that holds your attention with a story and plot that leaves you wanting more. The narrator does a good job, I really like his character voices and the emotion he brings to the audio. The characters voices go well and seem to fit the characters. I ca Very fast-paced, intense and gripping it is a true political thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat with lots of danger and a man who is at his wit ends. Jack pulls his self together after his world falls apart to bring you one exciting read that holds your attention with a story and plot that leaves you wanting more. The narrator does a good job, I really like his character voices and the emotion he brings to the audio. The characters voices go well and seem to fit the characters. I can really hear the power they hold, true emotions and the danger they are going through. No repeating of voice, no volume changes, no background noises. I liked how his voice seems dry it really fits Jack character. This is the first time I have listened to any of his work and I truly enjoyed it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Randi Robinson

    I am reviewing the audiobook given to me by the author. My only complaint was that I found it a little hard to keep track of the characters at first. I had to really pay attention and go back over parts of it. I wasn’t sure who were the good guys and who were the bad. Once I got into the story i realized this may have been intentional and I really liked it. It was an exciting action adventure story that is depressingly realistic in today’s world. The US is at war with China and politicians are s I am reviewing the audiobook given to me by the author. My only complaint was that I found it a little hard to keep track of the characters at first. I had to really pay attention and go back over parts of it. I wasn’t sure who were the good guys and who were the bad. Once I got into the story i realized this may have been intentional and I really liked it. It was an exciting action adventure story that is depressingly realistic in today’s world. The US is at war with China and politicians are scheming to take over the world. Jack Emery is an award winning journalist caught up in it all. I like Jack and look forward to reading more about him. Thanks to the author for sharing the book with me.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Colton Best

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The Foundation is a book that is very complex. It shows two different sides of the story and is always keeping you on your toes. The book starts off confusing for me and then it sped up once the Foundation bombed China. Everything changed once the bomb went off and the the whole world was freaking out. Then the hunt for the people who killed Jack’s soon to be ex-wife began. Just bring journalist with a drinking problem Jack was able to use both publicly power and computer brains. Which lead him The Foundation is a book that is very complex. It shows two different sides of the story and is always keeping you on your toes. The book starts off confusing for me and then it sped up once the Foundation bombed China. Everything changed once the bomb went off and the the whole world was freaking out. Then the hunt for the people who killed Jack’s soon to be ex-wife began. Just bring journalist with a drinking problem Jack was able to use both publicly power and computer brains. Which lead him to the killer but they both had the same interests which was to destroy the Foundation. Thy work together and get rid of the corrupt politicians.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Linda Galella

    Pretty good thriller to spend a rainy afternoon with. Lots of action, not too many characters to keep track of and not much that was preposterous, as is the case in so many thrillers. The dialogue was a bit stilted and the whole premise was a bit negative for the supposed political conservative. Conflict resolution was rather convenient at times giving this book the feel of a Friday night tv show, just not quite as slick. According to the title, (and the epilogue), Jack is moving on to other adve Pretty good thriller to spend a rainy afternoon with. Lots of action, not too many characters to keep track of and not much that was preposterous, as is the case in so many thrillers. The dialogue was a bit stilted and the whole premise was a bit negative for the supposed political conservative. Conflict resolution was rather convenient at times giving this book the feel of a Friday night tv show, just not quite as slick. According to the title, (and the epilogue), Jack is moving on to other adventures...I’m not sure if this one was enough to entice me to join him.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Woody James

    I read the prequel Fireplay and enjoyed it. It was an ebook novella. I listened to the audio version of The Foundation and I had a little trouble getting into it. I wasn't overjoyed with the narrator to start with. I guess it took about a quarter of the way through the book before it really found a rhythm. After that I liked it. I gave it 4 stars because the second half of the book just flew by. A war, political unrest, terrorist attacks, and a newspaper reporter trying to put it all together. W I read the prequel Fireplay and enjoyed it. It was an ebook novella. I listened to the audio version of The Foundation and I had a little trouble getting into it. I wasn't overjoyed with the narrator to start with. I guess it took about a quarter of the way through the book before it really found a rhythm. After that I liked it. I gave it 4 stars because the second half of the book just flew by. A war, political unrest, terrorist attacks, and a newspaper reporter trying to put it all together. What more could you ask for.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Joselyn Moreno Burke

    This one it's good, at the beginning was a little slow for everything I have read from the author so far or did felt super slow I was even debating leaving it since it wasn't getting anything for me, and then bum everything happened almost at once. Jack it's very gritty and resourceful being a reporter and all, can't say I like him better than the spy on the other series, but he was cool. Overall it was an amazing ride the one we had with Jack at this time, let's see what happens later on with hi This one it's good, at the beginning was a little slow for everything I have read from the author so far or did felt super slow I was even debating leaving it since it wasn't getting anything for me, and then bum everything happened almost at once. Jack it's very gritty and resourceful being a reporter and all, can't say I like him better than the spy on the other series, but he was cool. Overall it was an amazing ride the one we had with Jack at this time, let's see what happens later on with him.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Cherie

    A terrifying, exceptional book! Very well written. I only found two errors and that is unusual. The political intrigue, fanatical attitudes and criminal inclinations of Washington's elite is far too familiar and probably far too accurate. This book is action packed and mind blowing. The hero is terrific, brilliant and actually needs others to help, very refreshing. I will definitively be reading more from this author! Thank you for a great story. A terrifying, exceptional book! Very well written. I only found two errors and that is unusual. The political intrigue, fanatical attitudes and criminal inclinations of Washington's elite is far too familiar and probably far too accurate. This book is action packed and mind blowing. The hero is terrific, brilliant and actually needs others to help, very refreshing. I will definitively be reading more from this author! Thank you for a great story.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Deedra

    This is an enjoyable fast paced political thriller.Jack Emery is a journalist who seems to do more intellegence work,than writing.He is getting divorced and is usually drunk.When a terrorist attack affects his life,he goes to major pains to find the culprits.Jeffery Kafer is a great narrator for this book.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

  26. 5 out of 5

    Blair H. Prigg

    Dedication I felt compelled to read this book because I could not find anything else that looked good. I had my doubts about reading this book especially after reading the first chapter or two. Then, all of the different segments started coming together. Jack Emery was dedicated to the end with getting America back on the right track. You will not regret reading this book. Good editing and a great flow of the story.I L

  27. 4 out of 5

    Charles

    In the wake of current government policies, politics, and inaction, I thought that the storyline was timely but a little underdeveloped. The story moved at a breakneck pace not allowing me to connect with the main or secondary characters. The ending was almost too predictable. I am looking forward to reading #2 to determine if the author will allow me to care about Jack Emery or any of this circle.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Brown

    An enjoyable read. Fast moving and largely enjoyable although the overall plot of the "war" between the USA and China was rather thin. While there were a few large leaps of faith in the plot there were several characters that were structured to my liking. This electronic version had very few editing errors. An enjoyable read. Fast moving and largely enjoyable although the overall plot of the "war" between the USA and China was rather thin. While there were a few large leaps of faith in the plot there were several characters that were structured to my liking. This electronic version had very few editing errors.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Quanita

    When hard drinking journalist Jack Emery's wife is killed he makes it his mission to find the killer. He is led to a rogue political faction that wants to take over America by starting a war in Asia. Revenge is a powerful tool, especially in the hands of a free press. Although this is fiction, some of the behind the scenes maneuvers ring true. I was gifted this from the author. When hard drinking journalist Jack Emery's wife is killed he makes it his mission to find the killer. He is led to a rogue political faction that wants to take over America by starting a war in Asia. Revenge is a powerful tool, especially in the hands of a free press. Although this is fiction, some of the behind the scenes maneuvers ring true. I was gifted this from the author.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Carole D Hutchison

    Edge of your seat story This story should open up the eyes of all people. We need to pay attention to what is happening. All the characters were great and a total page turner. Great job Steve

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