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Blowback Book Review

Phyllis Rhodes

Blowback is a well-written, well-paced suspenseful novel that takes you to a tense situation on the Indian border to the inner circle of the White House.  Fullilove provides the reader with simply an interesting story of the how the wheels work in an almost non-fictional scenario of Washington today.  It contains an international nuclear crisis; a major defense contractor engaging in questionable deals with foreign governments while supporting the presidential campaign; a high powered Washingtonian couple (a black National Security Advisor and the white daughter of the defense contractor); murder, espionage; betrayal, and cover-up.  I don't want to reveal too much because the book overview on Amazon provided gives the highlights.   It was a page-turner for me I was determined to finish the book in a day just to see how it was all going to play out.  I was slightly disappointed in the ending so my true rating is a 4.5.  
For those of you who enjoyed the movie, Enemy of the State with Will Smith and Gene Hackman, you'll like this book.