It’s not often that a political thriller can capture my attention like this one did, but there’s only one thing to say about The Candidate: Fantastic! It is a novel that I couldn’t put down. I found it thoroughly enjoyable and engaging from the first chapter on. The characters are totally relatable and likeable, and the storyline is positively explosive and contains more twists and turns than any political race I’ve ever seen, but it’s so much fun I just couldn’t put it down. This is another home run for author Josie Brown that will delight her legions of fans.
Ben Brinker is at his wit’s end. As a campaign consultant, there’s no one who inspires him anymore. That is, until Andrew Mansfield, a supremely charismatic junior Senator from North Carolina approaches him to run him campaign. And it’s a campaign for the White House, no less! But after hearing Andrew speak, Ben is inspired for once, and believes in Andrew and what he says. So he takes on the challenge. Little does he know that with the challenge will come the test of a lifetime. As a rival Senator hatches a diabolical plan to bring about chaos and destruction in the heart of America and indict a foreign government for the act, Ben, Andrew, Abby, and Maddy are all caught in a web of seduction, lies, and murder. Who will survive, and who will be caught up in the trap? Who can Ben save? And who is his candidate really? As a horrific plan to murder thousands hatches in the heartland, Ben must race to try to stop it, to save his friend, his candidate, and his love.
Seduction and intrigue are rampant on the campaign trail when a political campaign adviser discovers that Washington's power broker elite have embroiled his presidential candidate in a plot involving an act of terrorism on US soil...
Democratic political campaign consultant Ben Brinker can’t remember the last time he was excited by a candidate’s vision. He feels he’s lost his way, both emotionally and professionally. Worst yet, his show-me-the-money policy seems to have finally caught up with him. Two of his recent clients have been disgraced in one way or another: a senator is caught in lurid sex scandal, and a congressman is indicted in a kickback scheme. In no time at all the political pundits are calling Ben a "candidate cooler." Now Ben is desperate for any campaign gig he can get.
As luck would have it, Andrew Harris Mansfield, the charismatic junior senator from North Carolina and former Marine pilot, asks Ben if he wants to run his soon-to-be-announced campaign for president.
Little does Ben know what's in store for Andrew, or their country--
Nor does he realize that the key to saving both have been placed in his hands.