Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Conspiracy on the Hudson by Donald R. Keelan

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 254

ISBN: 978-1-4349-0866-7

List Price: $25.00

German Nazi assassins are placing explosives in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s home at Hyde Park and poisoning New York’s water supply in Donald R. Keelan’s novel, Conspiracy on the Hudson. To make matters worse, the deadly scheme is planned to take place while Winston Churchill is visiting FDR. With little information about the attack, Secret Service agents must protect their President, Churchill and the country. The truth of these events is finally revealed 70 years later by Professor Michael Ferguson during a meeting with the current president.

Since the events are described as a failed assassin attempt against FDR, the conclusion to the novel is obvious. However, the suspense of the novel is in no way reduced. The entire book is action-packed; rarely a page goes by without some twist or crucial information. The characters, setting and events are so believable, that you nearly forget you are reading a work of fiction. Conspiracy on the Hudson is a great read for anyone interested in political-thrillers, historical works, or fast-paced fiction. I will definitely be re-reading this novel as well as Keelan’s other books The Secret of Camp David and Robert Todd Lincoln’s Hidene and How It was saved 1975-1978.

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I received a complimentary copy of Conspiracy on the Hudson as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team. Visit dorrancebookstore.com to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.

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