Book Title: Jack Canon’s American Destiny
Publication Date: March 4, 2013
Publisher: Itoh Press
Word and Page Count: 314 pages, 99994 words
Genre: Thriller / Suspense Adventure, Romantic Political Thriller
Erotic Content: PG-13
It’s the steamy summer of 2016 in Washington, D.C. just days before the Democratic National Convention. A long and painful recession has left ordinary Americans suffering, spawning the hottest Presidential Contest in history. Jack Canon, a man born into privilege, a witness to great social injustice is going to be President of the United States–no matter what! Desperate and corrupt, the leader of the free world orders a hit to slow him down. The plan backfires–the wrong people are dead–a manhunt points to the unthinkable–The President of the United States.
Rewind one year, Jack’s focus on redistribution of wealth and energy has made him powerful enemies. Once his friends, Rogue Billionaires, Oil Sheiks, the Mob, all want him gone. The current President wants him alive–thinking he can win against an unabridged liberal. A Universal Raw Nerve of wealth vs. poverty is exposed becoming a thrill ride as deep machinations of espionage, geo-politics and deception, even murder play out. Kind and charismatic, Jack’s just naughty enough to have you falling for him like one of his loving circle of loyal friends. Of course he’s flawed, a dedicated family man, faithful to one woman, but in love with two. Is it his fault his best friend is impossibly jaw dropping beautiful? Think the crime and passion of the Godfather meets the romance and innocence of Camelot. A story that could spark a movement, a book that can seed a revolution. A heart thumping climax so shocking you’ll pull the covers and draw the shades! One things for sure, through all the drama and suspense, you’ll be pulling for Jack!
(by super cool dude guest reviewer Oscar S.)
Jack Canon is a very gritty figure, the kind of politician whose dirty work everyone secretly wants from the man in office but publicly must criticize. Of course, it helps everyone loves to praise his public stances. His race, first for office, then to defend the nation is gripping and fast paced. American Destiny promises a blend of political maneuvering, hard action, global plotting and really evil threats, and it delivers in grand style. Details, such as the featuring, early on, of the sexy Bugatti Veyron and of a very John Clark – like- spook operative (Tip) in hand for all the dark and shady aspects of rival-and-enemy disposal be it in the political field or the strategic one can only add to the overall fun. The book is a fast ride that addresses some serious issues in its plot, in a manner we all dream they would be dealt with, keeping us on our toes for the duration, of course, a dose of simple yet very well handled plot twists and a smattering of globalized bad guys can’t do anything but help. However, American Destiny is all about Jack, we all relate to him, we all would like to be him and of course we all cheer when he wins and nearly tear our hair off our heads when we thing he might fail, we mourn his loses with him, and, most surprisingly, we all end up hoping he gets that dratted president! and cheer most contentedly when he does. All in all, a must read!
This is a FOUR Bookie read!
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 Camelot A Tender Romantic Thriller. The sequel will be available in about three months.
My Dad and Mom were artists, my father painted and my mother wrote poetry and loved to garden. Most Saturdays we loaded up the 1970 Chevy Impala to trek to a one man show somewhere or other. I took a different track graduating with a business degree; owning and operating an Award Winning Franchise Fitness Center. Currently a professional manager I am living in Florida with my beautiful wife and children, and following my passion.
Some of my other projects include a children’s book called Sammy the Sea Turtle – about an infant sea turtle taken from his nest the night he was to find his way to the sea. Sammy lives with the family until their son – the boy who took him, graduates from high school. On that day Sammy, backpack in tow – begins the long journey home.
My second project in the works involves angels – a man during a visit to Bar Harbor Maine encounters an angel; quite accidentally, he is told – she was not supposed to make him aware of her existence. Only three others have ever seen the real thing. Naturally he falls hopelessly in love with the beautiful creature.