Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Confirmation

Ralph Reed

Newly elected U.S. president Bob Long is weighing reports of nuclear weapons in Iran when he learns Justice Peter Corbin Franklin, 86-year-old liberal conscience of the Supreme Court, has suffered a massive stroke.  With pressing same-sex marriage and abortion laws as well as a huge antitrust case on the court's docket, the door is open for Long to appoint a conservative replacement, paying back the 21 million evangelicals who voted for him.  But it won't be that easy. Long faces a series of political missteps while his court nominee, Marco Diaz, suffers vicious character accusations in the media for his religious beliefs and rumors of a tragic past.

Meanwhile, terrorists in Iran have hijacked more nuclear materials and are threatening to bomb a major city if the U.S. or Israel attacks.  Chaos reigns in the nation's capitol...

My Take:

Scandal, backroom deals, corruption...its politics, so what's new?  Well, what's refreshing is the authenticity with which the author wrote, the thrilling storyline, and somehow managing to leave me with a bit of hope for the future.  There were a lot of view points being thrown around in this book and I felt that the author definitely had his own point of view, but he was not disrespectful to the opposition, and presented both sides quite well.  I also really enjoyed the detail, and as I mentioned before, the authenticity.  There is nothing worse than an author pretending to know what he or she is talking about when it is entirely obvious that he or she hasn't had any experience in the particular field, or has not done any research  If you are a political junkie, this is definitely a book you would enjoy, especially if you are interested in the specific field of the judicial system.  Overall I very much enjoyed this book and give it a good solid 2, Borders with a Coupon

Do you agree with my review?  Do you think I'm totally off base?  Either way I'd love to hear from you, be sure to leave a comment and tell me how you feel!

If this book were a movie, it would likely be rated a light PG-13

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1 comment:

Man of la Books said...

I agree, I really enjoyed this book. I compared it to the West Wing TV show.



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