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Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
A Hint of The Thick of It Plus Killer Hounds
🧡 This was funny in parts and overall an enjoyable story. I’d have liked it to have been more overt in its absurdity, maybe in a David Wong direction. It did remind me in parts of the BBC’s The Thick of It.
Big thanks to NetGalley, Adam Bender and the Independent Book Publishers Association for providing me with an ALC in return for an honest review.
SQUAWKING THE TALK
🎧 A fun, escapist listen well-performed by Tristan Wright.
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Public-relations extraordinaire Blake Hamner (the n is silent) put off his honeymoon for his big break: joining a major political campaign for president. Now, the "Hammer" struggles to make time for his marriage as Crisis Communications Manager for Our Leader, who since taking power has become increasingly mad and totalitarian.
The Hammer starts to reconsider his career choices when one of Our Leader's savage steel hounds attacks the Comms team at a press conference. When a revolutionary levels grave allegations against Our Leader—and implicates Blake for the cover-up—the PR rep who thought he could talk his way out of any crisis finds himself utterly trapped in a dystopian job.
Adam Bender is an award-winning journalist and author of speculative fiction that explores modern-day societal fears with a mix of action, romance and humor. He is the author of The Wanderer and the New West, Divided We Fall and We, The Watched.
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