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Book Review: Mark Gilleo’s Sweat

Book Review: Mark Gilleo’s Sweat

A political thriller that explores the dirty side of politics and business when it comes to sweatshops. Sweat was nominated in 2014 for the International Book Award for Thriller/Adventure and the National Indie Excellence Awards. Review source: The Story Plant, Stamford, Connecticut. My Take Nice set-up. Pretty long set-up, too. There wasn’t a depth of tension or drama in this. Mostly, I read on to discover what would happen next. How would Jake solve this? Who gets caught? Gilleo set up a number of subplots within that kept things interesting with some unexpected twists along the way. On the whole, I liked his characters. Yeah, even Peter Winthrop. At least Peter was honest about himself and I can appreciate that. Senator Day and the Changs…well, ya gotta have a few bad guys so you have someone to hiss at. Every time I started to feel sorry for Day, all I had to do was remember his initial action at Chang Industries’ gate. The lies he documented. His ensuing actions simply put paid to any sympathy from me. The only real adults in this are the ones without the power. And the ones who take it all down! Woo-hoo! It’s just […]

Posted September 17, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments