Democracy’s Thief is about a private investigator Eric Beckman who can read minds. When a friend is shot in the head during a politically motivated break-in, Eric starts digging and discovers that Wilson Kingman, the presidential candidate behind the burglary, can, with one sweep of his gaze, turn the most ardent sceptic into someone with fanatical devotion to him, and he does this to the thousands who attend his rallies. Worse is that Kingman plans to destroy the human race, who he sees as a blight on the earth. As even those who are investigating him fall to the power of his gaze, it is up to Beckman, who’s own paranormal abilities give him some immunity, to stop the wrong man from being elected. If he fails, millions will die.
This is a well-written mystery/thriller that is hard to put down, and it’s an easy read for anyone looking for some light entertainment. The author balances character development with action and a good pace to keep the story moving. An enjoyable book, though not an inspiring one.
The author has written many books about this PI, but Democracy’s Thief is definitely a standalone book.
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