Book: Jack Canon’s American Destiny
Author: Greg Sandora
Publisher: Itoh Press
Publish Date: March 18, 2013
Genre: Political Thriller
Morality Rating: PG
Readability Rating: 2.5 stars
Buy It: Amazon
From the Author:
“I’m originally from the Portland, Maine area and lived and worked there for years before moving to Southwest Florida. I am currently working on the sequel to Jack Canon’s American Destiny – which will be titled Jack Canon Clean Sweep. The sequel will be available in about three months.”
Senator Jack Cannon only wants to make the world a better place. That is why he is determine to go all the way and run for president. Surrounded by a dedicated staff and adoring fans, it seems he will make it unscathed. But with a sudden twist of tragedy that threatens to derail the entire endeavor, Jack finds that the cost of fame may just be more than he bargained for.
American Destiny is an action-packed book that was exciting to read for most of the book. However, the 1900’s view of women throughout the book made it difficult for me to enjoy as much as I wanted to.
The plot for this book was exciting. The first half of the book reminded me of a John Grishim book, who as far as I know, is supposed to be the mastermind for this style of writing. In the middle, the plot dragged some, and I found myself reading faster to get to the end. The last 50 pages or so contained most of the driving plot of the story. I was a little disappointed that the plot wasn’t spread out a little more.
I didn’t really like any of the characters in this book. I’m not sure what Greg Sandora’s view about the story is. Some authors write bastard characters intentionally. I can only hope Greg Sandora was doing the same for this book. All of the make characters were macho-types with chauvinistic tendencies. All of the women lacked substance and were more concerned with throwing themselves around sexually than providing value to the world.
In the first half of the book, I was excited with the writing. I thought the pacing and writing style were quite good. Near the end of the book, however, the writing was a little more confusing. The writing tense changed from past tense to present tense several times, which I find hard to keep up with. On the whole, though, I thought the writing in this book was better than other books that I have read.
There were many elements of this book that I liked. I liked the plot, the writing, and the pacing. I found the depiction of women in the story rather distasteful. However, if you don’t mind reading about fawning women along with your thriller action, then you will probably really love this book.