“The Voter File” is the perfect read for an election year. It blurs the line between fact and fiction, and reads almost like tomorrow’s headlines. Politics is a crazy game, and one never knows what might happen.
Data gathering and analyzing is Tori Justice’s area of expertise, and when she looks at the results of a recent special election, she knows something is wrong, very wrong. She seeks the help of former TV reporter Jack Sharpe, now a freelance investigator. It is a long shot of a story, but if true, it will resurrect his fading career. Together they dig into political campaigns and the cesspool of political influence that surrounds them. It is politics, so they expect a certain amount of superficial appearances, but they discover that someone is accessing databases housing the private information of millions of Americans in a nefarious hidden agenda to win hundreds of up‑coming small elections all over The United States.
The story is fast paced with most happening over a week or so, and the action bounces from Wisconsin and Ohio to settings in Utah, New Jersey, and even Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Washington, D.C. It is an intense journey. People are rigging the outcomes of elections, and Justice and Sharpe fight to protect both themselves and their story.
“The Voter File” is democracy at its best and worse, the “free press” strives against all odds to uncover corruption, and the political machine squashes everyone and everything in its path to achieve its goal. I received a review copy of “The Voter File” from David Pepper, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, and Penguin Publishing Group It will validate everything you love about politics, and expose everything you hate about politics.
The book has no hidden political agenda other than to compel readers to VOTE in every election, both local and national, no matter for whom, just vote.
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