Sam’s more than proven herself throughout Wood’s (Presidential Declarations, 2015, etc.) trilogy, a strong political figure who’s overcome tragedies, like her husband’s death. But the story spotlights numerous strong female characters, including Amanda; SEAL-trained limo driver and bodyguard Sara Friedman; and even—in a small role—veteran “no-nonsense judge” Carol Ann Vogel. Wood generally forgoes detailing characters’ physical attributes but molds individuals via personalities; old-school Haddad, for one, loathes using social media as part of his investigations. Much of the plot’s relayed through dialogue, but an unmistakable cynicism of Washington politics prevails. Most notable is political spinning: the president’s staff covers up an “incident” by accusing an innocent man of attempted assassination....A sharp tale of government and terrorism, fortified by an exceptional POTUS protagonist.
Douglas J. Wood, author
Samantha Harrison, now President of the United States, is faced with her greatest challenge yet: how to keep a splintered nation together in the face of unprecedented fear. Ripped from today’s headlines and full of imagined conversations with real politicians, PRESIDENTIAL CONCLUSIONS is a political thriller with unpredictable twists. As Samantha Harrison takes her place as leader of the free world, her dilemmas give readers a taste of the difficult decisions politicians must make and the resulting marks they leave on American history.