Title: Executive Action
Author: Jac Simensen
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing Ltd
This is the story of a psychotic billionaire who decides to launch a suicide attack against the Muslims for reasons that are never clearly explained. (Turnabout’s fair play I guess?) With that moderately interesting notion in mind, you have to set yourself in for a slow pot-boiler of a story that drags for most of the novel, defying any clear rationale. I can see what the author was trying to do, getting all contemporary and relevant and stuff, but the whole thing fell ultimately flat, other than as a parody of the current US election campaign.
I just didn’t buy this book from beginning to an endless middle through to a deeply unsatisfying ending which lacks any kind of resolution, unless you’re some sort of Donald Trump cheerleader. Mercifully the novel was short, but neither sharp, nor to the point.
I received a review copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.