Will American politics always be dominated by the two major political parties or are voters longing for an independent candidate to challenge the establishment?
Everyone thought that the slate of candidates for the presidential election had been set until Benjamin Franklin Foster came on the scene capturing the hearts of American voters with his message of change and reform. Powerful interests intent on preserving the status quo with their bought-and-paid-for politicians were determined to take Ben Foster out of the race. The Secret Service comes up with a quirky plan to protect the candidate and strike a blow for Lady Justice.
Will there be a new resident in the White House or will it be politics as usual? Join Walt on the campaign trail for an adventure full of mystery, intrigue, and laughs!
Once again, George Kuch is Walt Williams, the 68 years old Kansas City cop, as he recounts his latest adventures in pursuit of Lady Justice. He's taken on all sorts of heavyweight oponents in the past but none come bigger than this one - the working system of the United States itself.
With Mr.Kuch voicing the indefatigable Walt, and Robert Thornhill writing the script, this is another fabulous stand alone addition to the series. Not as many jokes this time but still the wonderful characters, great writing and some very interesting ideas about the state of the nation and what needs,to be put right. And someone, of force, is out to get him. Marvelous listening, highly recommended
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The 9th installment of the lady Justice series , another controversial subject, Politics.
Walt Williams is called on a top secret special mission , to protect an independent candidate for presidency, Ben Foster. He is not the average politician, he was once the Mayor of a Small city in Montana. What he stands for is not the typical political views, he stands for the people.
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The first half of this 26 book Lady Justice series is now available in audio and others are coming. Lady Justice and the Candidate is Book 9 in the series. Let's start with the narration by George Kuch; it is quite simply perfect. The plot/story is about a presidential candidate from Montana who without partisan backing makes huge waves in the election. Our 69 year old protagonist/hero is named Walt Williams and he is from Kansas City. He is the body and voice double for the candidate so his job is to go out into the crowds after the candidate speaks to shake hands and kiss babies. He is needed because it is too dangerous for the candidate because of death threats. The novel has a huge surprise ending.
Walt Williams is the protagonist of all 26 books in the series. At age 67 he joined the Kansas City police force as part of their new C.R.A.P. (City Retiree Action Patrol) program. Walt also got married for the first time at age 67 and his wife Maggie is a real estate salesman his age who also has never been married before.
The author of this series is Robert Thornhill. He started writing books seven years ago at age 67. He is a two finger typist who has never taken a writing course, so the process is slow. Nevertheless, during the last seven tears he has written 26 novels in this series as well as several children's books and a cookbook (37 books total published to date). Thornhill's wife Peg is listed as illustrator on some of the books. He has a masters degree in psychology but his working career was a real estate broker. Thornhill's oddball characters are vivid and likable. The novels in this series are usually considered humor, but I prefer to refer to them as mystery comedy genre. There is humor, but there are also mystery and valuable fife lessons.
The audio novels in the Lady Justice series are mostly about 5 hours in length.
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Walt becomes a politician (kind of, sort of) in this somewhat predictable but very much fun Lady Justice installment. As is Robert Thornhill’s MO, he leaves us with much to think about. Take this combined passage for example.
"The FDA can make laws and enforce them without congressional approval or debate .... (paraphrasing here) laws preventing people from saying that, for example, oranges prevent scurvy without the risk of being imprisoned." The big problem with this is that large corporations have a significant influence over the FDA – – ask Monsanto.
The narration is right on target with the varying moods and tempos of the story.
Regardless of political persuasion, I recommend this mainly first-person narrative for those looking a bit of light action and a pound of humor. You might accidentally learn a few things, too.
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Join Walt and his friends in another adventure in the keeping the streets safe and doing their American Duty all around..
Mystery, Murder and laugh out loud situations..
A MUST have series of old school police officers, Murder, dection, and comedy all with a moral to boot.. you will fall in love..
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Loved this story, just like the other series in Lady Justice. This one I was a little hesitant to read since the state of our democracy. Don't let the political aspect deter you. It doesn't matter whether you are left or right wing. You would want Walt as your president. Well not Walt but the actual candidate, unless you work for Big Pharma, Lobbyist or the 1% that keeps you rich at the expense of the American people . If only we had someone like this in our real lives. Then again just in the book the outcome would be the same.
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The more I listen to the Lady Justice series, the more I love Robert Thornhill as an author. This series is just brilliant and funny and has such a good well rounded cast of individual characters.
I love the fact that this series faces up to hard topics, and nothing is harder than politics. Ben Foster is an independent running for office, which severely limits his probability for achieving the station. Thornhill makes him so likeable and so appealing as a candidate that you want him to succeed. I really enjoyed this book and it’s possibly one of my favourite Lady Justice novels.
My only complaint about this novel is that the political speeches made by Ben Foster did get kinda boring. I did start zoning because they went on a bit.
This author and narrator belong together. Between them they invoke visions of how we can help lady justice. You cannot help but fall in love with this cast of characters brought to life by this team. Thank you and please keep writing. I received this audio book for free at my request and voluntarily reviewed.
If you did not look at the publishing date you might think it was the 2016 Election.
Once again Walt and Lady Justice take aim at a controversial target. This time Politics and the National Elections. Always an unwitting Don Quixote he is now going to help the outsider candidate who is tackling the two party system. Walt just doing his duty and not taking sides finds himself drawn in as he listens To Ben Franklin Foster talk about his plans and what he believes is necessary to save America.
Big Money interests and assassination attempts all add to this world that Walt finds surrounding the candidate.
This is a great listen and is an enjoyable ride as we race to the end.
And not the ending you expect.
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political-intrigue, thriller, murder
There is minimal humor in this episode. But it is a giant wake up call, and a very timely message to citizens of all ages. Sure it's fiction, but the issues and concerns are all too real. Read it anyhow. You just might learn something.
Thank you, George Kuch, for doing a terrific job as narrator.
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Wow, I just love this series! Walt is called upon to be a double for independent presidential candidate Ben Foster - a man who could already be his twin. Ben has been spouting controversial views and has received death threats.
The writing was fantastic, with plenty of action, humor and witty dialogue. The storyline was so engaging that I was entertained from beginning to end. Although this story is fictional, the topics certainly aren't. A corrupt FDA? A government that squanders our money and quashes our rights? Say it isn't so! I only wish that Ben Foster was a real person because I would vote for him in a heartbeat! The narration of George Kuch was terrific and I especially loved his sarcasm. He was the perfect "Walt". Would I recommend this? You bet I would!
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