Book Review: The Last Black Hundred

Title: The Last Black Hundred

Author: T. Joseph Kelly

Link: https://www.amazon.com/Last-Black-Hundred-Joseph-Kelly-ebook/dp/B01F28BMQ0/

 

 

Summary

In the early morning hours of the spring of 2020, Dr. Brody Moses, a young, Navy Lieutenant, is awoken from a restless, dream-filled sleepless night. The night’s unsettling premonitions are about to materialize. His mundane, uneventful life is suddenly shocked into a state of intense panic when he receives a call from one of the Presidents’ Secret Service Agents. His presence is requested at The White House. An armor-plated Suburban will arrive in fifteen minutes. What he is about to learn was never covered in medical school.

Across town Denise Adamchik, a brilliant intelligence officer with the National Security Agency (NSA) specializing in Russian culture and anti-American activity, receives a similar call. She is advised not to tell anyone where she is going. ‘Disappear quietly’ are the last words she recalls uttered by the Secret Service agent.

Dr. Moses and Agent Adamchik, whose lives are moving down similar but separate parallel paths, meet somewhere in the bowels of the White House with the President’s most trusted advisors. They are informed that the President has been inexplicably infected with variola virus…a.k.a. smallpox. She has 48 hours to live. Thus begins the intricate, emotional web that leads them down a strange path of self-discovery, desperation and ultimately, renewal, but not before the encroaching world plays havoc with their increasingly fragile egos.

 

 

My review

~I received a free copy for my honest review~

4/5 Stars

The Last Black Hundred is a very compelling historical fiction written in a way that blends politics and suspense in a page turning mixture. This novel is dotted with strong writing that makes the scenery and emotions of the characters very easy to imagine. Speaking of characters, they were all fleshed out particularly well in this book, Denise especially. This book was definitely different from my usual reads but for people who enjoy military/historical fiction, this is the book for you!

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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