By: Brian Haig
(Hardcover / 384 Pages / Warner Books / ISBN: 0446530557 / $22.95)
Description:In the worst case of treason in U.S. history, General William Morrison has been charged with a breathtaking array of crimes. Oddsmakers give Sean Drummond zero chance of saving his client from a death sentence. However, his obligation runs deeper than simply professional: Morrison's wife, a CIA executive, has begged Sean to save her husband, and Drummond doesn't want to disappoint his old flame. Despite ever-more-damning intelligence leaks that paint Morrison as worse than Bene- dict Arnold, Drummond bulls ahead and comes to suspect that this simple case of treason is actually a chess game being played at the highest levels by the best and brightest-one in which Morrison is merely a pawn.
Verdict:'The Kingmaker' is an electrifying thriller that starts fast and gains speed with each turn of the page. Combining political, military and legal thrills with fleshed-out characters 'The Kingmaker' moves full force with loads of plot twists and secrets to make this stand out among other novels in the genre. Brian Haig burst on the scene a couple of years ago, and with only three novels under his belt he has become one of my MUST READ authors. His writing is style smooth, his pacing brisk, and his plots are gripping and if you have not discovered Haig yet, do yourself a favor and read him, he is that good. 'The Kingmaker' is top-notch entertainment for fans of well-written, fast-paced thrillers that should land on all the best-seller lists.
Reviewed by Nick Gurney