Book Review of The Wingman by David Pepper
Plot Summary of The Wingman
In The Wingman, veteran Midwestern reporter Jack Sharpe has made it big, thanks to the deep-rooted voter-fraud conspiracy he uncovered in The People’s House (the first of the series). At his new perch at Republic, one of America’s flashiest and fastest growing news networks, life is good—until it’s not.
Following his beat reporter’s gut, he catches a whiff something rotten is taking place in the Democratic Presidential primary, and ultimately discovers an elaborate scheme to put a corrupt and dangerous politician in the nation’s highest office by any means necessary. Dark money, drone technology, paramilitary government contractors, neglected veterans, kompromat—we see these issues in the news every day.
But in The Wingman David Pepper shows that if shadowy entities with enough incentive and resources were to connect and exploit these issues, the American people would be largely powerless to stop them. Jack must risk his life and reputation to get to the bottom of the story before the disturbing plot he and his team have uncovered becomes reality.
Review of The Wingman – A Political Thriller That Provides A Powerful, Intense Look At Politics And Veteran’s Issues
David Pepper has delivered a follow up novel just as gripping as his first. A political thriller that will make you question if our election system is corrupt and how much impact the average person really has with their vote.
The Wingman by David Pepper is a hard-hitting look at what happens to veterans when they come back after war. When an investigative reporter gets wrapped up in these veteran’s issues, one man’s journey into politics makes for an intense story.
This is a thrilling expose that provides a behind the scenes look at journalism, politics and major issues with veterans. Jack Sharpe is an observant man. When he notices a particular politician in a debate he’s moderating seems to send a message with his eyes, Jack has to investigate.
What follows is a harrowing journey that would lead to kidnapping and death among veterans and their families, as well as a trail of crooked politicians and corrupt business corporations. Sharpe and his team of journalists would never have believed what this story would lead to. Many lives are affected, as they investigate and encounter surprises and some unlikely help from overseas. More and more secrets are revealed.
The level of detail that David Pepper was able to put into the characters makes the reader feel connected to these everyday people from everyday life, people that they could know. The author was able to convey such clear and concise insights into the political realm and the military’s inner workings which helps to give this thriller a feeling of authenticity that reads like a headline from current events. The narrative of this story hits close to home and showcases issues with our electoral system.
Title: The Wingman – Jack Sharpe, Book 2
Author: David Pepper
Publisher: St. Helena Press
Release Date: February 2018
Genre: Political Thriller
About the Author:
David Pepper has served as Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party since January 2015. He was first elected to public office in 2001 when he served on the Cincinnati City Council, and was reelected for a second term in 2003. In 2006 he was elected to the three-member Hamilton County Commission, serving there from 2007-2010.
David earned his B.A. from Yale, and later his J.D. from Yale Law School. In 1999, he clerked for the Honorable Nathaniel Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also has taught election and voting rights law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Born and raised in Cincinnati, David is a fifth-generation Cincinnatian. He and his wife Alana have two sons, Jack, 3, and Charlie, 1.
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