The President’s Nemesis is set during an election campaign. The President makes an unscheduled stop and Stanley Johnson appears to have been set up in an apparent plot to assassinate him. As events progress, Johnson is a pawn in a game between more powerful players.
The book is part political conspiracy, part psychological thriller as Johnson is manipulated by others to be in a position where it looks like he is trying to assassinate the President. The lengths that are gone to in order to manipulate Johnson are extensive and every aspect of his life comes under scrutiny and attack. There was nothing in the book that had me desperate to read on or strongly recommend it, but at the same time, there was nothing that made me want to not finish it or not recommend it. Not my usual style, but nice for a change.
Rating (out of 5): ***