Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Internal Security: Review

Internal Security
Author: David Darracott
Publisher: Lightning Rod Books
Pages: 346


In the biggest news story since 9/11, a deadly bombing stuns the nation - and small-town reporter Tom Darden makes himself some deadly enemies. Investigating the mysterious, fiery attack on a Florida hotel, he chances upon the scoop of a lifetime in the charred remains. His tough questions and bare-knuckled reporting forces him to go on the run as he uncovers a secret plot so explosive it could bring down the government of the United States. Threatened with exposure, the ruthless men behind the plot will stop at nothing to shut him up. For Darden, reporting the truth might just save the nation - but at the cost of his own life.

Author Talk:

David Darracott is the author of novels and short stories, as well as nonfiction for magazines, television, and film productions. He holds a Masters degree in English and received a Hambidge Fellowship in 2009-2010. Though fiction is his passion - first, last, and always - fly fishing and golf run a close second. A graduate of Emory University, he lives in north Atlanta.

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My Thoughts:

Tom Darden is a reporter who is struggling to get a big story that could advance his career. When he finds the story of a lifetime he fights to uncover the truth and put the pieces of this puzzle of a story together. His deep interest in uncovering this secret plot puts his life in danger. He believes that the Americans should know the truth about what is going on right in their own country, but is it worth risking his life?

I found this book to be very believable which made it that much better. It's amazing to think about what could be going on in our country that we don't even know about. It really makes you wonder what the government could really be hiding from us all. This book really opens your eyes up to things that really go on in our world such as torture. It's absolutely crazy that human beings could do that to one another.

I kind of wish that the epilogue would have included more information in regards to his family. That being said, I was shocked at the ending because it wasn't predictable. I really liked the fact that the ending was unpredictable. It makes this story different from most of the others out there. I would love to read more by this author and I look forward to seeing what he comes up with next!

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*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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  2. Hey! Thanks for dropping by the blog :)

    As for your review? LOVE!! And you're absolutely right, it's NUTS to think about what goes on in the country that the government keeps under wraps! There's just TOO MUCH stuff that goes on behind closed doors, you know?

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    I am a new follower, this is a link to my blog if you wanted to have a look and follow :) Have a great day!


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  4. Hey there! Happy to have found your blog via Goodreads! Your reviewing format is really easy to understand and your reviews are concise and interesting... looking forward to reading more! Thanks :)


  5. Hello Leigh Ann, thanks for visiting and following my blog. I just came over to follow you and found I already do! I'm Barbara and I've followed with GFC.
    I've not read anything by David Darracott but I hope to soon.

  6. Hi Leigh Ann,
    I really enjoy your review but was too late to snap a copy of this book. But Kristin and you got me curious... I will have to check this one soon.
    Have a beautiful sunday!

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday as well. :)

  7. This looks like something I could get into. Very well done review


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