Winter Warning started slow for me. It took me a while to get into it. It might have been better if I had read any of the other books about the character of Isaac Sidal. It took me a while to really understand what all was going on.
It picked up after the first few chapters and got a lot more interesting. Weird too. The president in this book is even more far fetched than our current one. Easier for him though, since the book is set back in the 80’s, before the world went really nuts. And way before twitter.
There are some interesting characters in this story. I liked the chief pilot and the Israelite guys that keep showing up to warn Sidal that someone is out to get him. Those guys are really cool.
Pretty good read if you like detective stories or political thriller type novels.
About the book:
Prices/Formats: $25.95 ebook, $25.95 paperback
Genre: Political, Espionage, Thriller
Release: October 1, 2017
Reflecting our own world like a volatile funhouse mirror, Winter Warning lures us back to the 1980s, an era that could have been ripped right out of our most recent political upheaval. Isaac Sidel should have been vice president, banished to some far corner of the West Wing, but the president-elect has been forced to resign or face indictment for his crooked land deals—and Sidel becomes the accidental president. He’s a maverick, a crusader with a Glock in his belt, who defies both the Republicans and the Democrats. He seems haunted by Lincoln’s ghost, and the presidential palace becomes his own “great white jail,” as it did for Harry Truman.
There’s never been another president quite like Isaac Sidel, New York’s former police commissioner and mayor. There’s a secret lottery created by some bankers in Basel to determine the exact date of Sidel’s death. And Sidel has to outrun this lottery in order to save himself. His greatest allies are not the Secret Service or the DNC, but a former Israeli prime minister who was a explosives operative during the British occupation of Palestine . . . as well as a mysterious billionaire who belongs to a brotherhood of killers and counterfeiters. His only companions in the capital are the captain of his helicopter fleet and a sexy naval intelligence officer who realizes that something has gone amuck at Camp David, when a band of mercenaries arrive with their sights trained on Sidel.
About the author:
Jerome Charyn published his first novel in 1964. He’s the author of Johnny One-Eye, The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, I Am Abraham, and dozens of other acclaimed novels as well as nonfiction works. His short stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Paris Review, American Scholar, Epoch, and Ellery Queen. Charyn’s popular crime novels featuring homicide detective Isaac Sidel inspired a new animated drama series: Hard Apple debuts on the small screen in 2017, helmed by Hollywood insider James Gray (The Immigrants) and illustrated by famed artists Asaf and Tomer Hanuka. Charyn lives in Greenwich Village, New York.
This post is part of a Blog Tour hosted by Tribute Books. I received a free book to review.