"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Longbridge Decision by Robert M. Brown - Guest Review

A few weeks ago when this book arrived I thought that this was just the right book for my husband, so I asked him to read it and review it for a Guest Spot here at Dollycas's Thoughts.  So here is his review:

The Longbridge DecisionVery reminiscent of a David Balducci or John Grisham type thriller with the highest levels of the US government being portrayed as corrupted and controlled by the Christian Right with crossover into the world of the law and lawyers. The main characters are Thomas Longbridge, President of the United, his main benefactor Seth Harrington, leader of the CMA (Christians for a Moral America), a group of flunkies from the Attorney General, a justice or two of the supreme court all appointees of President Longbridge who is attempting to turn the United States policy of separation of church and state into something of the past by controlling the Supreme Court in an attempt to override many of the decisions that keep it in place.

The hero and heroine of the story are Tyler Wadill an associate attorney along with Mayson Corelli also an associate at the Lieber Allen Law firm in Washington DC. Tyler comes from a very wealthy family with issues that haunt him in his past while Mayson has some family issues of her own which she would rather not discuss.

When a murder is committed against one of the senior partners at Lieber Allen, one Morris Mendelsohn, and Mayson Corelli is set up as the patsy, Tyler Waddill knows it’s not right and comes to the rescue of Mayson and helps her elude the very people who have set her up and want to make sure she hangs for the crime. At the same bury the past skeletons in the closet of the sitting Chief Justice, Associate Justice , and also the next prospective Justice needed to make sure the plans of Seth Harrington come true.

While I did enjoy the book with all of the twists and turns of the chase to find the truth and expose the conspirators I felt the book was a bit too long in length at 530 pages and some of the story lines took too much time to layout. I am a less is more type of reader and while I did enjoy the story feel that the same story could have been completed in a quicker pace and still give us as the reader the same conclusion. Even with this I would still recommend this book as a good way to spend a rainy day because once you start reading you may not want to stop….

Jeffrey S. Caswell

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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