Monday, June 30, 2008

Ralph Reed's Dark Horse~ Reviewed

Dark Horse
By Ralph Reed
Published by Howard Fiction
ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-7649-5


At the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, California governor Robert Long got robbed.

It’s a tight race between Long and Senator Salmon Stanley for the Democratic nomination for president. When Stanley triumphs, Long’s delegates walk out, the media has a field day, and Long and his team—including ace political strategist Jay Noble—pack their bags and go home, knowing that whether Stanley fought fair or not, it’s the end of the line.

Unless…Would Long consider running as an independent? Independent campaigns of the past, such as those of Ross Perot and Ralph Nader, have been more gesture than threat—but how might the Internet and modern communications technology change that? And are the American people so disgusted at the partisanship and gridlock of the two-party system—in particular, is the right wing so fed up with the Republican Party—that they would vote for an independent? Would Long even be able to get on the ballot in all fifty states?


Dark Horse is the most powerful novel I've read in the last few years. Gripping doesn't come close to describing it. It reads like a commentary on the news events of 2008. A top advisor to Presidential campaigns, Ralph Reed's insider knowledge of and experience in the political arena is reflected in characters that not only leap off the pages but make you wonder if it's fiction. It is and I want to vote for Bob Long! I recommend you go to Reed's website and look at the photos and his bio.

Amazingly, Dark Horse was outlined 30 years ago for a time such as this: when both political parties have lost the respect they once deserved. What we just witnessed in the 2008 Democratic primary plays out in Dark Horse.

A potent political thriller, Dark Horse is an eye-opening revelation into the most flagrant problems of the two-party system in America. It's a page-turning rollercoaster-ride of a novel. Dark Horse is highly recommended by this reviewer and Novel Reviews. A five star read!

Click here to read an interview with Ralph Reed.

Reviewed by Ane Mulligan

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