Extreme Prey by John Sandford
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The 2016 election season has been absolutely dreadful, and all we need to make it worse would be a team of radicals attempting to assassinate one of the candidates. That, I think, was the primary (no pun intended) inspiration for Sandford's latest Lucas Davenport thriller - in which right-wing racist radicals (exactly the sort who would vote for Der Fuehrer Drumpf) conspire to assassinate a fictional Democratic candidate loosely based (to my mind, at least) on Hillary Clinton.
If this were to happen for real, it would be this country's worst nightmare - well, other than the worst nightmare outlined by Steve Berry this year in The 14th Colony.
It's a sign that as much as we don't want to admit it, this country is dangerously poised to plunge into Hell. We need more people like Lucas Davenport who can, and will, take a stand for justice.
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