This is pretty interesting. After a string of 5-star reviews I got my first 3-star. Actually, I like what the reviewer said, and he pretty clearly understood that I’ve written a conservative manifesto wrapped into a thrilling story (well, as you will see, he didn’t think the story was so thrilling–perhaps a function of his admitted bias?). Still, this is an honest opinion and he touches on things that no one else has. And I really like his last two sentences!
This novel is basically a monologue on the erosion of the U.S. Constitution. As such, it does a good job of citing court cases and documents pertaining to such landmark cases as Marbury vs. Madison. It goes into great depth about the intentions of the Framers, and gives specific historic examples… all suitably referenced. If you are unfamiliar with the precedents that have moved our Nation to it’s current state, “By Force of Patriots” is a good reference work. Due to my own bias, I would recommend a careful reading of this book.
Mr. Reddy obviously understood that, in order to get people to read this book, he was going to have to submit it as a work of fiction. As a result, there is a somewhat disjointed story that, IMO, was basically shoved into the cracks between the legal points of his argument. Given what I believe is the undeniable fact that the entire book is published as a vehicle for his viewpoint and opinions, I would give this work 5 stars for educational content. However, I can only give it 1, or perhaps 2, for the story. This is how I came up with 3 stars as my overall opinion. If you’re looking for a fun, fast-paced read for a rainy Saturday, this isn’t the book. To both read and comprehend, you’ll need to spend some time with it. I would also recommend the book because, regardless of your political leanings, it will make you THINK. (emphasis supplied.)