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Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite
David Bishop has managed to combine two of my favorite elements, politics and puzzles, into one thrilling read! The First Lady’s Second Man is the story of Linda Darby and how she ends up in the middle of a life or death scandal. You see, Linda has been charged with a pretty awful task, one that she wouldn’t even entertain as a possibility - unless of course a child’s life wasn’t on the line. She desperately needs her on-again, off-again sexy man of mystery Ryan Teslar, but he’s off in some dark and dangerous part of the world. On top of all this, Linda has to deal with an actual proposal from a man who wants her to move to the middle of the country while she’s struggling to give up her life on the coast. And those are just the details I can give you without ruining this incredible thrill ride of a story!
The First Lady’s Second Man is about just what you’d expect; the woman behind the man has a man of her own. That alone was so salacious I knew I had to give David Bishop’s writing a try. It isn’t just the action that unfolds, it’s the writing style that pulls you right into the story and drops you smack in the center of political intrigue, assassinations and secret missions in the Middle East. You get several stories in one and, when they converge, the excitement reaches a fever pitch that will have you gripping your e-reader in anticipation. It’s hard to find good politically based novels, and as a fan of the genre I held my breath and hoped for the best. David Bishop more than met my expectations.