After I met the author, Jake Devlin (not his real name, but I'll not divulge) on Bonita Beach in Florida (The location of about half of the story), I debated as to whether I should purchase this book, the first in a series that he calls The Devlin Quatrology. His description was both intriguing and, well, a little strange. He was a character all in himself . . . or more clearly, he is the character, that is the main character in the book. Jake Devlin writes from the view point of Jake Devlin researching and writing the story about how Donne goes about buying and fixing America. The scenes jump back and forth between the writer and the story he is writing. Jake Devlin's (the character Jake Devlin) friends and acquaintances on the beach are a colorful mix of CIA, FBI, NSA, BSA, whatever (I got lost in all the XXX's) and beach bums consisting of spys, kids and retirees. Hard to tell one from the other. At only half way through I'm expecting a few surprises.
The bottom line is, though not all that realistic (I'm reading fiction . . . what can I expect? Anyone read that series about some kid named Potter, Harry?) I am enjoying picking up my iPad and seeing where it goes next. Will Donne actually fix the country before one of the assassination attempts gets him? Will Jake and Pam stop dancing around the sexual tension building between them? Why are the Mimosa Twins listening in on their every word? Are they CIA, FBI, NSA, BSA, whatever, spies?
Anyway, if you want something realistic, read non-fiction, maybe pickup a textbook on the history of America. Oh, wait a minute, I hear that's pretty much fiction, too.
I am definitely being entertained. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a tongue & cheek answer to fixing America. Sometimes even tongue & cheek speaks some truth.
- Paperback: 382 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub (18 September 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1480173428
- ISBN-13: 978-1480173422
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 649 g
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