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Reviewed by Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers' Favorite
When Founders Leave by Randall Jarmon is a contemporary political thriller with Christian undertones. It is also the conclusion of the Riley/Blue Dog book series. When the Riley brothers are interrupted in their New Zealand vacation by a would-be assassin, they realize their vendetta with The Movement is far from over. Valkyrie may work for The Movement but she has a personal ax to grind with Blue Dog and the Rileys. The Rileys recognize the danger as trouble follows them to the States. Things come to a head when multiple attacks lead to a clash that will leave both sides changed forever. This book ties together all the strings connecting previous black-ops against The Movement.
This is my first novel in the Riley/Blue Dog series and I must say I was vastly impressed by the fast-paced action sequences in When Founders Leave. Randall Jarmon cuts to the core of human nature and displays the things that make people who they are. You really feel the spirit of patriotism in this story. Most of the lead characters are well into their dotage but that doesn’t stop them from jumping into dangerous situations. I had to keep reminding myself that these were not young men and women. I would like to have lived a fulfilled life with little regret like some of these characters. The gospel is preached by a funny coffee-toting, beach-loving pastor and it was quite educational. The author doesn’t cut corners here and I think that is what makes this book so special. It is very touching when a stone-cold killer turns over a new leaf. I hope there will be more books about the firebrand younger generation.