Beltway Upheaval

Sequel to Patriotic Gamble

Fiction - Thriller - Political
262 Pages
Reviewed on 07/29/2017
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Reviewed by Sherri Fulmer Moorer for Readers' Favorite

A contingent election, controversial dealings, and politics that go beyond the shades of grey that permeate the day to day functioning are the undertone of Beltway Upheaval: Sequel to Patriotic Gamble by Ken Gorman. After an unprecedented election determined by a rare enactment of the twelfth amendment, due to the failure of the electoral college to elect a president, things turn dicey. It starts with the re-elected President Atkinson resigning just hours after his inauguration, leading to VP Granger stepping into the highest office of the land. President Granger doesn't help himself by signing a controversial Executive Order months after taking office in secret, which pushes his political enemies into action that leads to impeachment proceedings in the House. Add in secrets, speculation, dirty dealings, and a talented investigative journalist, and you have an intriguing tale of politics at its strangest!

I thoroughly enjoyed Beltway Upheaval. Ken Gorman did an excellent job of bringing readers up to speed, so I was able to understand it, despite not having read Patriotic Gamble. He also does a good job of explaining the constitutional amendments, laws, and proceedings to readers, and tying it all together in an intriguing tale. It has a big cast of characters, but is easy to follow and, frankly, is so catchy that you can't put the book down. My only complaint is that I wish I had more reading time so I could have read it faster! If you enjoy political thrillers, then Beltway Upheaval is for you. Well written, entertaining, intriguing, and well done!