Legitimate Power

Fiction - Drama
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 07/19/2016
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Marta Tandori for Readers' Favorite

In Legitimate Power by Stefan Vucak, Cheber Shaken, living in the outskirts of Jerusalem, uncovers two stone ossuaries in a buried chamber in his backyard while clearing some bramble for his wife’s garden. These ossuaries are quite unique in that one contains some old bones while the other has a strange orange crystal in it. Cheber quickly sells his find to his friend, Acaph Yaron, a trader, for a pittance. Acaph in turn sells the ossuaries to Ezrah Kutner, a respected academic at the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum, and the crystal to Liam Geffen, a jewelry trader.

Upon examination of the artificial crystal, Geffen discovers that it has unique polarizing and self-healing properties and, realizing its unique potential, he buys the crystal from Acaph and quickly puts it up for private auction. He casts a wide net, covering potential customers in Asia, Europe and the U.S. and receives two impressive bids, with the highest coming from Dr. Kevin Morrison, owner of Solaris Technology, a global player in the highly competitive solar panel market. Kevin Morrison has both a PhD and an MBA and a host of patents to back up his innate vision for the future of solar energy. The second highest bid has come from a high-ranking Chinese official who recognizes the crystal’s unique qualities and will stop at nothing in order to get his hands on it – even if it means murdering those who stand in his way.

Legitimate Power by Stefan Vucak is a spellbinding story that combines history and technology with international intrigue to create an intelligent thriller sure to satisfy every hardcore enthusiast of this genre. What makes Legitimate Power such a compelling thriller is that the author seamlessly combines the old and the new; the old being two old burial chests (ossuaries) that contain old bones and an unusual crystal with the new which, in this case, is the concept of solar energy and its various potential innovations, in the centre of which is the unique crystal. Add murder and the patenting of intellectual property rights to this political intrigue and you’ve got one terrific story. The author is clearly well-read and has a wide scope of interests which play out rather nicely in this book. The best part is that the prose is engaging and crisp without being overly technical, making Legitimate Power an easy read. Highly recommended!