The Plot to Save America – A Novel
The year is 2024, and President Donald Trump has managed to “stop the steal.” In doing so, he’s declared martial law. And court cases, especially those involving the death penalty, have been streamlined, no longer subject to endless appeals. Instead, they are investigated by a Death Penalty Investigator who examines cases, interviews witnesses, and quickly affirms (mostly) or reverses (rarely) the verdict.
The main issue unfolding within this book concerns the former Chief Inspector of ICE, the Immigration and Customs Department. Stuart Tenison has been accused of treason for trying to hand over information to a spy, for which he’s been sentenced to death. It’s a surprising case since Tension had always been a fervent supporter of President Trump.
As he conducts his investigation, the DPI, known only by the number 1645, feels that the case isn’t as straightforward as it seems. He will have to determine whether the case is a political one or one that was initially begun to uncover a simple suicide. The case has unfortunately turned into something more dangerous with the discovery of a document that eludes to the fact that the authoritarian region came to power by means other than those made public. This leaves DPI 1645 with the unenviable task of having to reassess his own actions and beliefs, not to mention his conscience, if he manages to stay alive.
The Plot to Save America is a riveting read from start to finish. I loved the fact that the story was told from the Investigator’s viewpoint, as that allowed me to feel like I was part of the action. Plus, there were a lot of twists and turns, along with drama and intrigue throughout the book. The rich details also made this a delight to read. There were times in this book when I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Laugh because it was so absurd or cry because it was also a world that is unfortunately conceivable under certain circumstances.
I think the story is most definitely worthy of five stars. It’s well-written, very visual, with lots of action that moves the plot forward and keeps the reader hanging on until the end. But I was not too fond of the numerous typos that appeared throughout. I think the proofreader or editor should have done a better job. Nevertheless, this is an intriguing and original tale created by a talented author, an author whose books I’m hoping to read more of in the future.
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