Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Inherit the Throne - Steve DeWinter - Blog Tour Review

Some lines should never be crossed.

Living under a new identity in the tiny Northwestern tourist town at the base of Mount Hood, Melissa thought she had finally escaped her past. That is until an assassin tries to kill her and forces her back into a treacherous shadow world she vowed never to return.

That same night an unmanned robotic SUV slams into the limousine of the Vice President of the United States and detonates with several hundred pounds of explosives. Melissa soon discovers that the attack on the Vice President and the attempt on her own life are related.

And time is running out to find out who wants her dead and why she alone holds the key to saving the President of the United States.
Synopsis taken from goodreads

Title: Inherit the Throne
Genre: Adult Fiction, Thriller, Suspense
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication Date: April 4, 2011
Format: E-book
Source: Received from author courtesy of Tracee at Pump Up Your Book. Many thanks goes to Steve DeWinter and Tracee for sending me a copy of this book. I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. 
Look for it: Amazon, Kindle
My rating: 4/5

Melissa has just finished an exhausting day at work, and is looking forward to relaxing for the night, when she thwarts an attempt on her life. She hesitantly decides to call on someone from her past, and tries to figure out just who put out a hit on her. Immediately she is catapulted into a scheme larger than life when she realizes that she has stepped into a complex and ingenious plan to assassinate the President and Vice President of the United States. Will she be able to find out who is trying to kill the President, and Vice President before it is too late?
Inherit the Throne is a page-turning, thrilling read. With explosive action on just about every page, we are catapulted into a novel brimming with suspense. Characters are not who they say they are, and everyone has secrets. This is certainly an enriching and fast-paced read and it is easy to identify with Melissa as she is trying to figure out who is trying to kill her. She doesn't realize how elaborate the plan is, until she is thrust in the middle of it. She is flying by the seat of her pants, trying to keep everyone alive. Certain elements didn't quite seem realistic to me, but overall it was a great suspense thriller. I'm curious to see what is going to happen next, if there will be a sequel, especially as the ending leaves us a few surprises. 
I would have loved to have seen certain elements and parts fleshed out as this book has a great body to it. I wanted to know a little bit more as I found some areas could have used a little more information. Some characters emerged from the woodwork just to fall back in again without a lot of face time, and I would have loved seeing how relationships emerged between certain characters, be it working or personal. 
All in all, this is a great debut novel. DeWinter has a gem on his hands and I will definitely be reading his future work; especially if some of the faces from this book make an appearance in the next. Charismatic and dangerous characters will have you reading this one on the edge of your seat, hoping that things will work out even though it does not seem like they will. 

1 comment:

Steve DeWinter said...

Thanks for having me on your blog today Corrine, and I am glad you enjoyed the book. Hannah has only just begun to put her final plans into action, and I don't think she's done with Melissa just yet.