Adult; Mystery/Thriller; (Market)
Rage is an International Political Thriller. Jack Anderson, the newly elected, optimistic President of the United States finds his political agenda put on hold when fifteen American naval officers unexpectedly seize control of a USS-Ohio class nuclear submarine. In possession of the most formidable war machine ever created, carrying enough nuclear weapons to destroy every major city in the Middle East, the mutineers form a new terrorist organization that threatens to attack militant Islamists and their supporters around the world. In a race against time, the FBI and the US military try to stop the deciphered missile launch codes from reaching the nuclear submarine and unravel a conspiracy that permeates the very foundations of the US government. Replete with sophisticated characters, international intrigue, murder and mayhem, RAGE confronts radical Islamic terrorism with a new western form of itself that threatens the entire world order.
Plot/Idea: 10 out of 10
Originality: 10 out of 10
Prose: 8 out of 10
Character/Execution: 10 out of 10
Overall: 9.50 out of 10
PLOT: Raffill offers a story that is both innovative, timely, and frightening, and which demonstrates the author's integrity as a political thriller writer.
PROSE: Occasional overwriting interferes with an otherwise taut and tense narrative.
ORIGINALITY: While the story is of the moment and offers a striking degree of verisimilitude, the concept is one that readers are unlikely to have encountered before.
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: The author introduces a broad assortment of strong, damaged characters who must navigate their professional and personal roles under unprecedented circumstances.
Date Submitted: August 03, 2017