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Stormi's Review: Drive (The Volunteers #1) by John M. Nuckel


APC PUBLISHER: thewordverve inc. RELEASED: March 6, 2018 GENRE: MYSTERY, THRILLER, SUSPENSE LENGTH: 240 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK

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Et Omnia Recta—to make things right.

In the late 1800s, a secret society is formed by a captain from Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders with the support of the nation’s leading industrialists and bankers. Over a century later, the tradition continues, in the same saloons and boardrooms of New York City where it all began.

In this crime thriller, where history and current events unite, Woodbury Kane, Jacob Riis, and Roosevelt himself fight the tyranny of Tammany Hall in the first mission of the Volunteers during the turn of the last century.

In today’s New York, the descendants of the Volunteers recruit Annie Falcone, a New York police officer, who takes the oath: Et Omnia Recta. She is to provide protection to one man, America’s top technological mind, from his longtime adversary, Sheng, China’s most brutal hacker.

Annie is unaware that she’s merely a decoy to draw Sheng out for the hit squad that was sent ahead of her. Her instincts alone will be the force behind the success or failure of the mission. Like so many other Volunteers before her, Annie’s survival depends upon her courage, her skill, and her DRIVE. FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS

Secret society. You hear these words all the time and yet, most do not believe them. The story follows a secret society known as The Volunteers, that is told from the past view and the present. It's a story full of history and mystery. From past members that include Teddy Roosevelt and Woodbury Kane to present day members that include Annie Falcone, a cop of New York, this story is a thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I am surprised to say that I liked this book. I am a lover of history but have never been a reader of these types of books. You know those with secret societies and conspiracy. I did find this book very intriguing. The characters were great. They were driven and full of pride and honor. The story itself was full of action and kept me enthralled from the beginning. Annie was by far my favorite character. Her wit and get them attitude was excellent. For a chick, she is pretty impressive and I'm a girl so I would know. The writing was done well and in a way that kept you wanting to know more, making this a hard to put down. The ending was great. A little touch of romance never hurts. Overall, I have to say I'm very impressed with this book.


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