Thursday, November 5, 2020



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A pair of billionaire brothers with unlimited resources, a secret agenda, and no accountability. 

Mysterious “peace-keeping forces” that materialize out of nowhere.

Detention camps on the U.S.-Mexican border.

Bungled assassination attempts with untraceable origins.

A reactive Congress, lobbyists bought and paid for, and upheavals at the highest levels of government.

How was it all engineered, and could it happen tomorrow?

Is it fiction or uncomfortable reality?

My Review
 I think this whole story takes on a different flavor depending on your outlook on life. I thought it almost satirical at times but then a few people I know might say I am a skeptical non-trusting personality. Sometimes we see satire in everything. I must be honest about the genre (s) of this book...There were times I caught myself beginning to slip in and out of them.  Sometimes I could have sworn I was reading fiction and at others I was reading a real-life non-fiction book. Some of this was caused by very realistic scenes and overall descriptive writing. At other times I caught myself hoping  with all my heart that the big money politics and the dialog was fictional. Somehow this all fell together in an exceptionally good political thriller. Well-written and hard to put down.

Read an Excerpt

The President spread aerial photos of the detention camps on the desk. 
  “Did your kids ever go to summer camp?” .

“A long time ago, yes.” .

“Well, mine did too. And when I look at these pictures, there are a number of things missing. There’s no baseball diamond. There’s no soccer field or archery range. There’s no swimming pool. These aren’t supposed to be summer camps, Curt. And you don’t need to be a G-man to figure that out.” .

“Of course they’re not. With all due respect, sir, I’ve been around politics longer than you have. And there’s obviously a pattern here. There’s some connection between the Angels of Democracy and whoever built these camps.” .

“Agreed. But since nobody can tell me what it is, it really doesn’t matter.” .

“Well, there’s that study commissioned by the Democratic National Committee that establishes a link between the Angels of Democracy and the Hafts.” .

“I’ve read it. But it doesn’t connect the dots between the Hafts, the Angels and whoever built the camps.” .

“This whole immigration operation was planned by someone, and it cost a huge amount of money. It had to be backed by somebody like the Haft brothers. No one else would have the resources to do it.” .

About the Author

  Mark Spivak is an award-winning writer specializing in wine, spirits, food, restaurants and culinary travel. He’s the author of Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History and Moonshine Nation: The Art of Creating Cornbread in a Bottle. His first novel, Friend of the Devil, tells the story of America’s most celebrated chef who has cut a deal with Satan for fame and fortune.

Mark is also a political junkie who loves turning his fascination with the seamy underbelly of the American political system into taut, page-turning thrillers. The American Crusade, the story of a devastating terrorist attack and the government’s response, was published in April 2019; Impeachment, a tale of two billionaire brothers who manipulate that system for their own ends, is a sequel that also stands alone as an unusual and compelling story.



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  1. Thank you for hosting me today. I appreciate your coments about the book.

  2. Good morning and thank you for the book description and giveaway.   I appreciate both of them.

  3. I enjoyed reading the excerpt, sounds like a great book to read, thanks for sharing with me! Thanks Our Town Book Reviews for sharing the review!

  4. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for sharing it.

  5. I love the cover and the excerpt.

  6. I love that it was written about the President of the USA. I know that you werent in office but I love to use my imagination! Even as an adult it is healthy.


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