Release Day Review by El: Shelter the Sea, by Heidi Cullinan

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Shelter the Sea, by Heidi Cullian
Series: The Roosevelt, Book 2
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: April 18, 2017

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Book Review by El: Enemy of My Enemy, by Tal Bauer

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I want to preface this review with a quick note about politics. When I read the first book in this series a few days ago, it was as  fun, light-hearted escape from stressful politics, but I was still optimistic that those politics would end well, and therefore the escape into a political suspense thriller would, in fact, be fun and light-hearted.

I read this book on the day of the election. I was still hopeful. I finished it, turned on my television, and realized that there is nothing fun or light-hearted about this book, because suddenly the idea of a madman vying for power, a country tearing itself apart, and nuclear warfare wasn’t an escape.

It was a chilling possibility. It was a disturbing reality.

So while you’ll see that I enjoyed this novel quite a lot, know also that, in retrospect, I find it disconcerting and prophetic in a way that no political thriller novel ever should be.

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Enemy of My Enemy, by Tal Bauer
Series: The Executive Office, Book 2
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: October 24, 2016

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
4-of-5

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