Third Party

Fiction - Thriller - General
388 Pages
Reviewed on 02/25/2017
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Author Biography

STEVEN NEMEROVSKI is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University with the School of International and Public Affairs. He was the Parliamentarian for the Illinois House of Representatives (1995-96), Special Counsel to The Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives (1996-97), Special Counsel to the Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Public Schools (1997-2000), and outside general counsel to various state agencies in Illinois. He served as campaign manager for three campaigns for candidates seeking election to the Illinois House. He is currently the President of Knell Consulting, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in advocacy at the state level in Illinois and at the Federal level in D.C. He hosts the “None of The Above” television programming on Grassroots TV in Aspen, Colorado.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite

Strange Bedfellows, the second book in the Third Party series by Steven Nemerovski, kicks off soon after Starting in the Middle ends. Atlas and his team are high on their election win, but rather than taking the current political standpoint that it's more important to get elected than it is to responsibly govern, they are ready to roll up their sleeves and prepare for the hard work ahead. And yet, obstacles are put in their way at every turn, from partisan stonewalling, to fraud cases rearing their ugly heads, proving that it may be easier to get to the top than it is to stay there. As the E Party fights to survive in a climate that does not favor the underdog, Atlas and his team must work hard to ensure the gains they achieved for third parties across the US aren't defeated.

Much like the first book, Starting in the Middle, Volume II, Strange Bedfellows by Steven Nemerovski is a clear cut thriller. Its plot arc gets straight to the point with very little fluff, making for a fast paced and engaging read. This time around we learn a little more about the characters and what makes them tick, but again giving just enough to move the story along. The ensemble cast reads much like The Avengers -- if Marvel decided to delve into political thrillers. Nemerovski manages to juggle the often difficult task of informing new readers while still entertaining the old, and creates a solid, well crafted story that fans are sure to love.