Title: The President’s Henchman
Author: Joseph Flynn
Review: This is the first book I have read by this author and I was captivated by both his writing and storytelling style. The main character is the president's husband who is a retired policeman. That was sufficient to catch my interest and read the book.
There are several subplots running concurrently and the author moves between them without leaving the reader wondering what is happening. I found it difficult to put the book down as I was so engrossed in the story being weaved together piece by piece. He made the AFOSI Special Agent seem completely real and play an interesting part in the overall plot. I would highly recommend this book and look forward to reading my next Joseph Flynn novel. I give this book a five star rating.
Thanks Frank for this review.
Publisher: Published September 25th 2013 by Stray Dog Press, Inc. (first published January 13th 2009)
Page Numbers: 480
Quick Review: 5 out 5 stars
Why I Read this Title: It sounded interesting.
Synopsis: According to the polls, it's only a matter of time - and not that long a time - before the United States elects its first female president. Which will make her husband - what? Well, if he's the ex-cop who solved the murder of the president's first husband and brought the killers to justice ... and if he's not the kind of guy to stand on formality ... and if he doesn't want to be the head of the FBI ... and if he takes out a license and becomes the first private eye to live in the White House ... That would make him The President's Henchman. Jim McGill's first case is to find out who is stalking a member of the White House press corps, before that stalker turns the tables on McGill and maybe even threatens the president herself. He also has to be a shadow advisor to a young Air Force investigator who is looking into a he-said she-said charge of adultery leveled against a female colonel working at the Pentagon, a case with the potential to derail the new president's administration before it has a chance to begin.
Author Details: Joseph Flynn has been published both traditionally — Signet Books, Bantam Books and Variance Publishing — and through his own imprint, Stray Dog Press, Inc. Both major media reviews and reader reviews have praised his work. Booklist said, “Flynn is an excellent storyteller.” The Chicago Tribune said, “Flynn [is] a master of high-octane plotting.” The most repeated reader comment is: Write faster, we want more.