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Ho enjoys political thrillers will find this one thoroughly entertaining I m excited to read Jeff Bond is the rare author who can write various genres and do each of them justice His first book The Winner Maker was a traditional thriller while his second Blackuest 40 was a techno terrorism thriller In his Imaginary Runner latest The Pinebox Vendetta Bond combines family feuds political intrigue a romance and a cold case murder mystery into the span of one college reunion weekend I greatly enjoyed this book and am pleased to know it is the beginning of a new series The characters areikeable or unlikeable but purposefully so and the plot moves along without a single ounce of padding I can see this as the perfect weekend read but perhaps I am biased since that s exactly how I consumed it I highly recommend this and all of Jeff s books for anyone who enjoys a multi genre spanning tale of upscale mischief and mayhem Thank You To NetGalley And The Author For An ARC you to NetGalley and the author for an ARC read and review I absolutely LOVED The Winner Maker Sadly Bond s second book was not for me but when I saw that The Pinebox Vendetta was a political thriller I thought this would be a return to the writing style that I found so intriguing in the first book I was wrong I struggled to finish the book and once finished I wished that I had not The Pinebox Vendetta centers around two incredibly power political families in the US Wealthy Corrupt into every facet of business entertainment politics across the continent they control nearly everything well no they do control everything The outlier in the story is Sam the once girlfriend of a family member and Yale graduate The story unfolds at a Yale reunion where there is rape sexual abuse murder From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 lies corruption cover up and that s just part of the story Sadly as I was reading this I had running scenarios in my head of all of the factual politicians who had committed this very same offenses and the I read the sickened I became Fiction Reality Truth as Fiction theines were so blurred and making the horror of it all seem so normal made me sick The ONLY reason I finished the book was because
#i kept waiting #kept waiting accountability Someone had to be the good guy Surely Sam would turn them in tell the story step up to the plate But no No one ever does and as we know even if she had she would have tarred and feathered and her Fresh Water life would have been ruined by the families I had a visceral reaction to the book obviously Maybe that is a good thing But I hate that it exists and I hate that it is far truth than fiction An intriguing storyThe story is about the political vendetta between two families The story unfurled slowly in the beginning but then it picked up speed and I was stunned with the revelations behind itI found both the families manipulative and the author has done a brilliant job of bringing them toifeSamantha Lessing is the person who brings the story out and her character is also very well etchedInteresting story Third book I ve read by this author and I have enjoyed each one though they are totally different The strength in this book to me was the character development Each character was real and had depth of personality Memories friendships romances politics betrayals and alliances are all mixed into an entertaining story that is only the beginning I hope I received an advanced digital copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest revie. On the Pruitt Gallagher rivalry – widely known as the pinebox vendetta What Sam uncovers will thrust her into the middle of the ancient feud upending presidential politics and changing the trajectory of one clan foreverThe Pinebox Vendetta is the first entry in the Pruitt Gallagher saga a series that promises cutthroat plots power grabs and unforgettable characters stretched to their very imits by the same ideological forces that roil America tod. Check out all of my reviews at PINEBOX VENDETTA Pruitt Gallagher Saga Book 1 by Jeff Bond is the start of a new thriller series This is a political Hatfield vs McCoy thriller with hidden agendas dirty tricks and memorable but not so nice charactersThe Pruitts and Gallaghers have battled for political dominance since the Revolutionary War Rock Pruitt From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read left Yale under suspicion of murdering his roommate and even as his powerful family helped him then they never publicly backed him in his future to claim political power Jamie Gallagher was an idealist whoeft Yale and joined the Peace Corp in Africa Everyone believes he died assassinating an evil warlord Yale University class of 1996 is gathered for the weekend for their twenty year class reunion Samantha Lessing is attending with her teenage daughter She wants her to From the Enemy's Point of View: Humanity and Divinity in an Amazonian Society love Yale as I was invited to read an ARC of this American political drama by the author who hadiked my review of one of his other books Blackuest 40 but with the warning that it was a very different genre It s the beginning of a series about two wealthy dynasties who have battled for political power for hundreds of years focussing on a black sheep from each family who happened to be at Yale University together Sam Lessing a struggling documentary New York filmmaker in a failing marriage travels to her twenty year college reunion with her teenage daughter hoping to reconnect with old friends and interview people about the Doris Salcedo legendary Pinebox Vendetta a centuries old feud between the Conservative Pruitts and the Liberal Gallaghers Rock Pruitt is aoathsome misogynist bully remind you of anyone whose political career was derailed by the death of his roommate Derek in his first year Jamie Gallagher an ideologically driven dreamer went to Africa to save the world but trying to assassinate an evil dictator Both were in her graduation class and she s always not continuing the brief romance that had ignited between her and Jamie at the end of their studies and wondered why Rock was never prosecuted for Derek s death Over the course of the reunion weekend old secrets will be aired enmities revived and public figures ruined as the vendetta fires up againI m interested in and enjoy reading about politics although don t understand the American system This was an entertaining introduction to some wonderfully Twelve Days of Pleasure loathsome characters but it s important to realise this isn t a complete story just the beginning of a saga otherwise you could be disappointed by the ending as much iseft you could be disappointed by the ending as much is eft and justice is not served It s not a ong book and so much is Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye left unexplained including exactly what the titular Pinebox is hopefully this will be revealed in future booksIiked the sly humour and caricatures neither side is spared although the author s sympathies are clearly to the Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France left and the cynical way the Gallaghers would put forward an amiable male moron for the Democratic nomination while his clever successful businesswoman cousin pulls the strings felt sadly realistic while the powerful Pruitts cover up all wrongdoing by the monstrous Rock and still consideretting him run for state office also emblematic of all that s wrong with the country s system There are no very ikeable characters here even the nice well meaning ones ike Sam and Joss are a bit too self interested and make some silly decisions this wasn t a problem for me in this caseThe. From the author of The Winner Maker and Blackuest 40 comes The Pinebox Vendetta a genre bending thriller that combines a Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild love story cold case murder mystery and political blood feud – told over the course of a single breathless weekendThe Gallaghers and Pruitts have dominated the American politicalandscape dating back to Revolutionary times The Yale University class of 1996 had one of each and as the twenty year reunion approaches the families .
Antagonists were wickedly entertaining I would ve strangled Abe with his power cable he s such a pathetically petulant Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets loser There is a sort ofove story and sort of murder mystery but they aren t central to the plot although I didn t see the denouement coming at allRecommended to those who enjoy an accessible saga and don t mind waiting to find out what happens next My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the arc mind waiting to find out what happens next My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the arc to Jeff Bond for bringing it to my attention The Pinebox Vendetta is a neo political soap opera that will keep the pages turning I almost stopped reading after the first chapter because I thought the writing was a Electromyography for Experimentalists little clumsy hence 4 stars instead of 5 but I am so glad I didn t Jeff Bond spins a good yarn I really enjoyed seeing the development of Sam and her relationship with her daughter Joss blossom against the setting of her college reunion at Yale I enjoyed the mystery and intrigue that was created regarding the death of Derek Dickerson I think Charlotte could have been developed and maybe that s the author s plan for another episode in the saga Look forward to finding out A good neo political soap opera story The Pinebox Vendetta by Jeff BondThis story of two families that have dominated the politicalandscape of America since the Revolutionary War times just isn t for me I m not usually into political books but characters that I can care for can make such a book good for me Yet I could not connect with any of the characters in this book The two characters that I would most ikely connect with turned
Me Off With Theiroff with their blaming and unwise decisions This may be better for folks who can grab onto the big picture of the story but I surely didn t identify with either of the powerful wealthy get what you want at all costs political families Samantha Lessing is the main character and the best thing she could ever do for her daughter is to take her daughter and eave her horrible marriage Instead she uses the excuse of her daughter to stay with a man who is bad for both of them This is the first book in a series about the Pruitt Gallagher centuries old war and they don t ca My Rating 35 StarsDeceit cover ups exposures families doing anything for the ove of power politics and control Jeff Bond s THE PINEBOX VENDETTA reads ike a political nightmare come to ife as two families re ignite an old feud and the voters of America are the pawns caught in the middle who is the biggest puppet masterAfter a slow start the pace picks up the intrigue becomes interesting and the players are ones one would ove to hate I found that the characters were never Wicked Loving Lies likable they were manipulative andeft no stone unturned to throw dirt on *their opponentsthat said this tale does pick up * opponentsThat said this tale does pick up become a fascinating tale of the dark side of power La heredera del mar loveife and even death Get through the first half the second part is worth it someone may even accept responsibility for their actionsor will theyI was invited to receive a complimentary ARC edition as part of a blog tour review This is my honest and voluntary reviewPublisher Jeff Bond April 15 2020Publication Date What a fun start to a series I had no idea what I was getting myself into but it definitely turned into a pleasant surprise This was a super uick read and was full of suspense and intrigue The characters were a great mix of a ittle bit of everything all oveablehateable to the same degree Anyone Re on a collision courseOwen Gallagher is coasting to the Democratic nomination for presidentRock Pruitt – the brash maverick whose career was derailed two decades ago by his association to a tragic death – is back ready to reclaim the mantle of clan eaderAnd fatefully in between ies Samantha Lessing Sam arrives at reunion weekend ugging a rotten marriage dumb hope and a portable audio recorder she'll use for a public radio style documentary. .