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Pub Date 02 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 02 Aug 2022
PENGUIN GROUP Putnam, G.P. Putnam's Sons

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A propulsive political thriller featuring two outsiders caught up in a stunning conspiracy, filled with details and twists that only a true political insider could write.

When one of the nation’s most prestigious senators jumps from a cliff in Maine, it is no surprise that the political elite and the media flock to the story, determined to uncover what has happened--and whether foul play was involved. Palmer Knight, a fast-rising TV news correspondent, is sent to cover the mysterious death, and finds himself embroiled in a plot that goes far beyond the Senate and onto the global stage.

Meanwhile, Army veteran and former Supreme Court clerk Amity Jones thought she had left the fast lane behind when she moved to Ohio to care for her cancer-stricken mother. But her dogged pursuit of a local medical mystery places bring her back to the world of politics, and ultimately into Palmer's investigation of the senator’s death. The unlikely duo, brought together by seemingly unconnected events, soon find themselves enmeshed in a political conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of power, and places their lives—and many others—in terrible danger.
A propulsive political thriller featuring two outsiders caught up in a stunning conspiracy, filled with details and twists that only a true political insider could write.

When one of the nation’s most...

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A Simple Choice by David Pepper is a superb read with an engrossing plot and vibrant characters. Well worth the read!

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"A Simple Choice"...title is misleading in this case. The intersection of politics, ego and "doing the right thing" are what this story is all about. An innocent, good intentioned daughter trying to get the best for her mother gets caught up in a conspiracy at the very top of politics and medicine.
A fast moving, enjoyable tale.

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What a wonderful political thriller! Four long serving senators with reputations for integrity, even after decades in public service, find themselves in compromising positions when they, suddenly, put personal loyalty before service to their country. The suicide of one of the four brings the conspiracy they have become part of to the fore and sets in motion violent action which they had no intent to provoke. A very complex plot that keeps the reader guessing as to how high up the conspiracy goes.

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Amity's mother is dying from cancer, and there is a "cure', but it comes at a cost.
While reading this I was trying to see how a senator's death was related to Amity's mother dying from cancer. The plot was very well written. It takes us on a roller coaster ride, of emotions, intrigue, and suspense. We go along with Amity and Palmer Knight, who is a reporter, as they weave through a conspiracy and a mystery to figure out who is behind a death, and this "cure".
This is a definite must read book. I would very much recommend this book!

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Oh my gosh, this book was so good. I am one of those people who love conspiracy theories, especially political ones, and let me just say that this book did not disappoint. I loved how the characters interacted with one another, and the dynamic between the two main characters was especially interesting because they both viewed politics in a different way and I enjoyed seeing their interaction with one another and how it progressed through the story. I enjoyed how I didn't know what was going to happen in this book and how I was intrigued the entire way through.

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