I have received a free e-copy of the book The Senator’s Youngest Daughter by Kelley Rose Waller to review. To find out more about the author you may visit her website.
Here is the book blurb.
Senator A.C. McFerren has been missing for more than six months. The obvious prime suspect in his disappearance is the homegrown terrorist group known as the Army of Social Justice.
Searching for her kidnapped father leads Brenna McFerren Jefferson to the terrorists’ elusive “Death of Government” headquarters, known as The Doghouse. But nosing around where the federal government won’t investigate puts a target on her family… and sets in motion a rebellion she isn’t prepared to lead.
Dreams of liberty cause the Senator’s daughter to disguise herself for undercover recon, recruit a high-ranking defector, and partner with a subversive news agency that combats government propaganda. As Brenna’s strength and family ties are tested, she unites a political party that commands the power to transform the United States.
I found this book a little confusing to start with as I tried to work out who was who – Litants, Versives, ASJ’s, dogs, but once I had mastered that, I was soon immersed. And throw Secret Service and Federal Troopers into the mix. It is set in an alternate reality of the US, where American Congress has been permanently dissolved, so that the nation is led only by the president.
It starts with Brenna spying on The Doghouse where her kidnapped father is being held and as she returns home, she passes the library when it is blown up. These events start the pace of the story which continues in a similar vein. All of Brenna’s family have their role to play. Her husband Tate is Chief of Staff for her Senator father and is channelling his efforts into investigating his disappearance. Her brother Ike and sister-in-law Reese are both cyber security computer geniuses and also run a subversive news network. Her sister Esther had been planning to go into politics, before state government was disbanded.
It also includes both funny and sad moments, the funniest being when Brenna’s trousers get snagged in a tight situation and the only way she can free herself, is to leave them behind, continuing on the mission in just her top and underwear.
I won’t say any more to avoid spoilers, but this book is definitely worth a read.
The Senator’s Youngest Daughter is available on Amazon, currently priced at £9.12 in paperback or £1.63 in Kindle format. A real page turner with plenty of twists. Highly recommended.
Disclosure. This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.