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The Price of Power: A Novel

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A book by James W. Huston

Those who enjoyed Huston's debut in the political-military thriller Balance of Power might take to this near-clone; others probably won't. Returning hero attorney Jim Dillon, top aide to Speaker of the House John Stanbridge, is at the forefront of two … see full wiki

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Author: James W. Huston
Publisher: William Morrow
1 review about The Price of Power: A Novel

Huston could have stopped at page 303 - and still won big!

  • Jul 25, 1999
Rating:
+5
I'm still catching my breath. Two memoranda and a research project lay unfinished on my desk: I simply had to finish this book.

Every character is sharply defined: the bile rises against the bad guys - and you want to cheer the good men and women on to victory.

The plot is beautifully honed. Literally every word advances the story. The anti-climax at page 303 is powerful. I was immediately frightened that Huston couldn't keep the story going with the same force. Happily I was wrong: there are another pulse-pounding 128 pages ahead.

As with any truly great thriller, the ultimate disappointment emerges when you finish the last page. You want more. These characters have become your friends (at least the good guys have) and you want them to immediately commence their next adventure.

Thank you, Mr. Huston. It was nice to get entirely away from my petty problems because you wrote a book that I simply could not put down.

Jerry

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