When America is threatened from within on a scale not seen since the Civil War, Erica Sparks is on the front lines reporting. But what can she do to stop it?
Star newsmaker Erica Sparks is in Bismark, North Dakota, covering the first recall of a governor in that state since 1921. Mary Bellamy, who is trying to unseat the current governor, keeps talking about going through the political process to gain more freedom for the state. She seems peaceful and level-headed . . . but with other secessionist groups making noise around the country, Erica can’t help but wonder what Mary’s goal really is.
Then Erica receives a desperate call from a woman downstairs in the lobby of her hotel. Erica goes down to meet her and discovers the woman in the ladies room with her throat slit. There’s obviously more going on here–and someone doesn’t want Erica looking below the surface.
Meanwhile, Erica’s marriage to Greg Underwood seems headed for disaster . . . and her relationship with her teenage daughter Jenny may not be far behind.
Erica feels a civil war looming in her own home, and all the signs indicate that military action will be required in North Dakota. And then she discovers that the threat to all Americans is even greater than anyone imagined. Can she find the answers to save her family and her country in time?
The Separatists by Lis Wiehl is another fascinating read. One full of danger, action, and politics. Every page added excitement to the tale. The plot was fast-paced. I was instantly pulled into the drama that lied ahead for the protagonist. Her family is barely holding it together and then someone she knows is murdered. Erica and her investigation is really stirring the mess going on against the Union. Now, she’s landed herself into more danger. The risks increase with each page. The Separatists is a frightening yet thrilling novel. Took me straight into the sticky web of mystery. Well-written and engaging. Overall, I highly recommend this book to readers everywhere.
How far will a candidate go to become president? Erica Sparks—America’s top-rated cable news host—is about to find out.
Mike Ortiz is a dynamic war hero favored to win the White House. Standing by his side is his glamorous and adoring wife, Celeste. But something about this seemingly perfect couple troubles Erica. Is Celeste really who she seems? And most importantly, what really happened in that squalid Al-Qaeda prison where Mike Ortiz spent nine months?
But more than the nation’s future is at stake. Erica’s relentless search for the truth puts the life of her preteen daughter Jenny in danger, even as Erica’s own dark past threatens to overtake her.
In her latest Newsmakers thriller, NewYork Times bestselling author and Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl weaves a taut and chilling story. The Candidate is packed with political intrigue and media manipulation as the lust for power turns deadly indeed.
Rating: 5 stars
The Candidate by Lis Wiehl is the latest new novel in the Newsmakers series. Lis Wiehl couldn’t have planned her novel better… in time when the presidential campaigns are happening. No one trusts the government. Exactly what one would do to become the next president is a dark thought. With the technology of today and money made available, anything can happen. My thoughts were running back and forth like crazy. The suspense killing me. I had to read this new novel. Then, take the interesting yet peculiar couple that is trying to win seats in the White House. Both persons are a mystery. Where their intentions really lay is a question for Erica Sparks to solve. But with any kind of digging like this can bring a danger Erica never wanted. The danger that could come after, the one she loves the most…her daughter. The Candidate is a political thriller that will lure all readers in like a magnet. I was captivated, intrigued, and hooked. Lis Wiehl’s writing is one that entertains and drags readers deep into her worlds of fiction. Killings, witnessing, and an investigation that sent my heart racing. Family life is complicated but as much as Erica Sparks. She is the main character that proves to be a strong heroine. Overall, I recommend this new read to readers everywhere.
Lethal Beauty by Lis Wiehl is an outstanding thriller that will leave readers wanting more. Lis Wiehl knows how to captivate and lure her readers in with her one hell of an incredible plot that intrigues readers every sense. Mia Quinn, the main character finds out that the murders are connected and that someone from a higher up rank is pulling the strings. But who? And how have they been getting away with it until now? Mia is working on case when it turns out to be something more than just an easy slam dunk case. The murder claims he didn’t kill the dead woman. Did the dead woman really attack the accused murderer? And if so, why? To add to the already suspenseful plot, a key witness is missing and the dead girl’s mother wants to deal with things on her own terms. While further away a dead body shows up with no missing report and nothing else on file to go deeper on, Charlie Carlson, a homicide detective is trying to solve the mysterious death. Another person is killed in front of witnesses. Are these cases separate? Or are they all related? Can Mia and Charlie figure it all out before it’s too late? Or will the killer go for another victim? I highly recommend readers to read this addictive novel and the one before it as well. I loved following the characters as they raced together to solves the mysteries. If you love a sense of ongoing danger, murder mysteries, and a novel that will keep you up reading all night long, than this is the one for you. A brilliantly well written novel that has it all. Overall, I rate Lethal Beauty a five out of five stars.