Book Review & Giveaway: Dead Politician Society

I am excited to be reviewing Dead Politician Society by Robin Spano today on Acting Balanced!  Not just because I like the book and the main character, Clare Vengel, but because I actually knew the author way back when...  Robin and I went to high school together and reconnected this year on everyone's favorite social networking site - Facebook.  As soon as she dropped her one occasional mention that her book was coming out, I jumped on the chance to review it and share with you

Dead Politician Society: A Clare Vengel Undercover NovelFrom the Publisher:

When the mayor keels over dead in the middle of a speech, a clandestine student society immediately takes credit for his demise. Their mission is to create a perfect political system by any means at their disposal. Clare Vengel, a rookie officer fresh from the police academy and beyond bored with her routine as a beat cop, volunteers to go undercover as a student to infiltrate the secretive organization. A streetwise amateur mechanic, Clare takes a dim view of book smarts—she is of the opinion that higher education is for people who can't handle the real world. In short order, she alienates a popular professor and begins to lose the respect of her police superiors. Soon, another politician is killed, and Clare steps up her clandestine involvement with the suspect students. When two more politicians die, the race begins to apprehend the culprits before her own duplicity can be revealed.

My review:

Clare Vengel is a no nonsense rookie cop who is feeling her way through her first undercover assignment - no holds barred and taking no prisoners - and also battling a variety of stereotypes and prejudices to get the job done.   

The myriad of characters introduced in this book made my head spin at the beginning - It took a little while to engage the book and the characters because it was divided into short chapters where various characters take the main voice... but once I was into the story and knew where everyone was coming from, it flowed and pulled me in so that I couldn't put the book down until I knew 'whodunnit'

Robin Spano's characters are rich and diverse and there are many interwoven dramas that escalate the tension and give you multiple killers to look at... 

Dead Politician Society: A Clare Vengel Undercover Novel is a great 'escape' read and I'm looking forward to Clare Vengels' next adventure!

Author Bio:

Robin grew up in downtown Toronto. She loves books, poker, politics, and exploring on the water. She also loves her motorcycle, a 1987 Virago she bought with waitressing tips when she was 21.

Her historical role model is Winston Churchill, more for his independent thinking than his drinking. Her secret dream was to be one of Charlie's Angels, but since real life danger terrifies her, she writes about it instead.

She is married to a man who hates reading and encourages her endlessly. They live in a suburban fishing village just outside of Vancouver.

Now for the Giveaway!

One of my lucky readers will win a copy of Dead Politician Society: A Clare Vengel Undercover Novel by Robin Spano.  The giveaway ends September 26th and the winner will be announced on September 27th

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