A Fast-Paced Politically Charged Thriller
4.5 out of 5 stars
The Foundation centers around a corrupt Washington DC think tank (aren’t they all, a little?) The Foundation is attempting to take control of the US in more than one way and affect global issues with little or no care for the loss of life. Jack Emery, a Pulitzer-winning writer happens to stumble across this conspiracy after a terrorist attack takes everything from him. Emery will give up almost everything he has left to cut the head off of this snake.
Steve P. Vincent’s writing reminded me of other Thriller writers like Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and Jack Higgins. It just had that raw and gutsy feeling that great thrillers have. I would be on the lookout for Vincent.
The cover really sucked me into this one. I love thrillers, especially ones set in or around DC. My wife went to school there and when we were dating, I spent a lot of time there. So it’s nice to recognize areas that the author is referring to.
Jack Emery as the main character was interesting. He wasn’t the perfect spy or assassin. He is a darn good journalist with nothing left to lose. I loved the simplicity of it. It allowed Emery to surprise me as a reader.
The Foundation did a lot of puddle-jumping from place to place and which kept the action pegged at 100mph. Every time I thought things would setting down for Emery or that everything would finally work out I was thrown back into the dark, unsure of what would come next.
The narration for The Foundation was done by Jeffrey Kafer, who does a perfect job with this. His voice added the exact amount of edge that this story needed and allowed the story to flow perfectly. I’ve been listening to Kafer for some time now and he always adds more to already good stories. He did it again with The Foundation.
I’m definitely excited to listen to more stories in the Jack Emery series, and I hope that Vincent teams up with Kafer for more.
Overall, a really well thought out thriller with lots of action and also makes you think, “oh crap, this could happen”.
The Foundation by Steve P. Vincent
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
Series: Jack Emery #1
Published by Steve P. Vincent on February 7, 2017
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When a corrupt think tank, The Foundation for a New America, enlists a Taiwanese terrorist to bomb a World Trade Organization conference, the US and China are put on the path to war.
Star journalist Jack Emery is pulled into a story far more dangerous than he could have imagined. Because the Foundation's deputy director, the ruthless Michelle Dominique, recognizes that whoever controls the message controls the world. And she will take control, no matter the price.
Enter Jack's boss, Ernest McDowell, owner and chairman of the largest media empire on the planet. In the midst of political upheaval, EMCorp is about to become the final play in the Foundation's plan. When Dominique traps the EMCorp owner in her web, Jack's the only one left to expose the conspiracy before it's too late.
As the world powers smash each other against the anvil of Taiwan, Jack will risk everything to battle the Foundation and prevent them from taking control amid the devastation of a global war.
About the Author:
Steve P. Vincent lives with his wife in a pokey apartment in Melbourne, Australia, where he’s forced to write on the couch in front of an obnoxiously large television. He doesn’t have any children, but he does have a demanding goldfish.
When he’s not writing, Steve enjoys beer, whiskey, sports and dreaming up ever more elaborate conspiracy theories to write about. Oh, and travel. He’s traveled extensively through Europe, the United States, and Asia.
Steve has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Political Science and History, with a thesis on the topic of global terrorism gathering dust on a shelf. He has received instruction from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Australian Army.