“In Sheep’s Clothing” by L.D. Beyer

I love reading an action-packed political thriller and I found it in “In Sheep’s Clothing”.  L.D. Beyer has written a page-turning, fast-paced novel that will have you speculating and wondering throughout.  The story opens with the President of the United States committing suicide while skeet-shooting with a number of Secret Service agents.  It seems that someone has blackmailed him not to seek re-election.  He obviously saw no way out of his dilemma.  Matthew Richter is one of the President’s agents and feels in some way responsible that he could not stop what happened.

His Vice-President, David Kendall has taken the reins of the country.  Matthew Richter has been assigned to this president as well.  He takes his job very seriously and is highly motivated to keep this new leader safe.

President Kendall has chosen a man for his Vice-President who seems to be on a different wave-length than Kendall.  Tyler Rumson has been in politics for years and has used his influence to garner people whom he can maneuver to do his bidding.  He wants to be President…badly.  He is determined that David Kendall will not run for re-election.  When he finds out the opposite, Rumson calls in his markers.  He has to do something to stop the President.

In a spectacular event, Air Force One crashes on a flight from Seattle to Washington, D.C.  What caused the crash?  Did anyone survive the crash?  Was it terrorism or sabotage?  Was Matthew Richter able to do his job in keeping the president safe?  Do not start reading this book unless you can finish it in one or two sittings.  You will NOT be able to put it down.

I loved the way Mr. Beyer develops his characters and keeps the reader in suspense trying to decide who the bad guys are.  The Matthew Richter Thriller Series will now be on my reader list.

I purchased a Kindle print copy of this book from Amazon.com.  No review positive or otherwise was required – all opinions are my own.

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