The Hellfire Club - Jake Tapper

The Hellfire Club

By Jake Tapper

  • Release Date: 2018-04-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
4
From 60 Ratings

Description

A young Congressman stumbles on the powerful political underworld of 1950's D.C. in this "potent thriller" (David Baldacci) and New York Times bestseller from CNN correspondent Jake Tapper.
Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career...but for his life.

Reviews

  • Objections

    5
    By leeland92660
    My only real objections to Thai book was that I could not put it down. From the first page I was hooked. I was lucky enough to have lived through this period in time and I was a page and a staff member for a congressman during the early 1960’s. I remember a number of the people talked about in this book. Many of them are truly great people who worked for our government because they believed in our government and the people they served. Thanks Jake for taking me back to that time in history where anything seemed possible. Your story does answer some of the questions that I saw and wondered why these things were happening. I know the book is fiction but it maybe the answers for many questions.
  • The Hellfire Club

    1
    By ibooksprefered
    Slow, slow read. Then all of a sudden in the last 75-100 pages, unrealistic drama occurs. Don’t waste your money. Jake should stick to the news.
  • The Hellfire Club

    1
    By SMC in NC
    This book had lots of interesting material with which to work, but the writing and character development were almost painful to read. He is a non historian trying to fit in every historical fact he knows without developing a continuity of story telling. The characters are superficial. Margaret is a professional woman who is rescued out of the blue literally in midstream by her husband who is supposed to be states away; he swoops into the ocean to rescue her and a pony.
  • What a great first try

    5
    By Bossgolfer1
    Jake please keep the fiction coming. Really well done.

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