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Check out all of my reviews at PINEBOX VENDETTA Pruitt Gallagher Saga Book 1 by Jeff Bond is the start of a new thriller series This is a political Hatfield vs McCoy thriller with hidden agendas dirty tricks and memorable but not so nice charactersThe Pruitts and Gallaghers have battled for political dominance since the Revolutionary War Rock Pruitt Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement left Yale under suspicion of murdering his roommate and even as his powerful family helped him then they never publicly backed him in his future to claim political power Jamie Gallagher was an idealist whoeft Yale and joined the Peace Corp in Africa Everyone believes he died assassinating an evil warlord Yale University class of 1996 is gathered for the weekend for their twenty year class reunion Samantha Lessing is attending with her teenage daughter She wants her to ove Yale as much as she did when she attended Sam has come with an agenda though besides seeing old friends She wants to interview her classmates about the Pruitt Gallagher rivalry also known as the pinebox vendetta to use as a radio style documentary for her workThis reunion weekend once again brings all the families together Secrets will be uncovered plots revealed and the vendetta continues onAt the beginning I was not sure where this story was going It has a time and scene jumping start that had me confused at first but once the reunion starts and the characters get sorted the plot started to intrigue me and then I could not put it down The author s writing style is ean and the plot moves uickly I was not very happy when the book ended but I did feel the author did not cheat and eave a cliffhanger because he did reveal the solution of the mystery from twenty years ago before the endingSamantha started out so beaten down and stagnant in her ife and marriage but in just this weekend she takes control of her The Craving life and Ioved her The Murder Exchange life decisions at the end All of the Pruitts and Gallaghers are twisted corrupt manipulative and just plain unlikable but they were also memorable and sadly realistic This is a uniue thriller and even though I did notike the main characters I do want to continue reading of this saga to find out what else Mr Bond has planned for them I was invited to read an ARC of this American political drama by the author who had Love in Catalina Cove (Catalina Cove liked my review of one of his other books Blackuest 40 but with the warning that it was a very different genre It s the beginning of a series about two wealthy dynasties who have battled for political power for hundreds of years focussing on a black sheep from each family who happened to be at Yale University together Sam Lessing a struggling documentary New York filmmaker in a failing marriage travels to her twenty year college reunion with her teenage daughter hoping to reconnect with old friends and interview people about theegendary Pinebox Vendetta a centuries old feud between the Conservative Pruitts and the Liberal Gallaghers Rock Pruitt is a oathsome misogynist bully remind you of anyone whose political career was derailed by the death of his roommate Derek in his first year Jamie Gallagher an ideologically driven dreamer went to Africa to save the world but died trying to assassinate an evil dictator Both were in her graduation class and she s always regretted not continuing the brief romance that had ignited between her and Jamie at the end of their studies and wondered why Rock was never prosecuted for Derek s death Over the course of the reunion weekend old secrets will be aired enmities revived and public figures ruined as the Over the course of the reunion weekend old secrets will be aired enmities revived and public figures ruined as the course of the reunion weekend old secrets will be aired enmities revived and public figures ruined as the up againI m interested in and enjoy reading about politics although don t understand the American system This was an en. From the author of The Winner Maker and Blackuest 40 comes The Pinebox Vendetta a genre bending thriller that combines a ove story cold case murder mystery and political blood feud – told over the course of a single breathless weekendThe Gallaghers and Pruitts have dominated the American political andscape dating back to Revolutionary times The Yale University class of 1996 had one of each and as the twenty year reunion approaches the families
REVIEW The Pinebox VendettaSeries I had no idea what I was getting myself into but it definitely turned into a pleasant surprise This was a super uick read and was full of suspense and intrigue The characters were a great mix of a ittle bit of everything all oveablehateable to the same degree Anyone who enjoys political thrillers will find this one thoroughly entertaining I m excited to read Jeff Bond is the rare author who can write various genres and do each of them justice His first book The Winner Maker was a traditional thriller while his second Blackuest 40 do each of them justice His first book The Winner Maker was a traditional thriller while his second Blackuest 40 a techno terrorism thriller In his atest The Pinebox Vendetta Bond combines family feuds political intrigue a romance and a cold case murder mystery into the span of one college reunion weekend I greatly enjoyed this book and am pleased to know it is the beginning of a new series The characters are ikeable or unlikeable but purposefully so and the plot moves along without a single ounce of padding I can see this as the perfect weekend read but perhaps I am biased since that s exactly how I consumed it I highly recommend this and all of Jeff s books for anyone who enjoys a multi genre spanning tale of upscale mischief and mayhem Thank you to NetGalley and the author for an ARC to read and review I absolutely LOVED The Winner Maker Sadly Bond s second book was not for me but when I saw that The Pinebox Vendetta was a political thriller I thought this would be a return to the writing style that I found so intriguing in the first book I was wrong I struggled to finish the book and once finished I wished that I had not The Pinebox Vendetta centers around two incredibly power political families in the US Wealthy Corrupt into every facet of business entertainment politics across the continent they control nearly everything well no they do control everything The outlier in the story is Sam the once girlfriend of a family member and Yale graduate The story unfolds at a Yale reunion where there is rape sexual abuse murder ies corruption cover up and that s just part of the story Sadly as I was reading this I had running scenarios in my head Of All Of The all of the politicians who had committed this very same offenses and the I read the sickened I became Fiction Reality Truth as Fiction the The Unlikeliest Hero: The Story of Desmond T. Doss lines were so blurred and making the horror of it all seem so normal made me sick The ONLY reason I finished the book was because I kept waiting for accountability Someone had to be the good guy Surely Sam would turn them in tell the story step up to the plate But no No one ever does and as we know even if she had she would have tarred and feathered and herife would have been ruined by the families I had
visceral reaction to the book obviously Maybe that is a good thing But I that it exists and I hate that it is far truth than fiction An intriguing storyThe story is about the political vendetta between two families The story unfurled slowly in the beginning but then it picked up speed and I was stunned with the revelations behind itI found both the families manipulative and the author has done a brilliant job of bringing them to ifeSamantha Lessing is the person who brings the story out and her character is also very well etchedInteresting story Third book I ve read by this author and I have enjoyed each one though they are totally different The strength in this book to me was the character development Each character was real and had depth of personality Memories friendships romances politics betrayals and alliances are all mixed into an entertaining story that is only the beginning I hope I received an advanced digital copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest revie. On the Pruitt Gallagher rivalry – widely known as the pinebox vendetta What Sam uncovers will thrust her into the middle of the ancient feud upending presidential politics and changing the trajectory of one clan foreverThe Pinebox Vendetta is the first entry in the Pruitt Gallagher saga a series that promises cutthroat plots power grabs and unforgettable characters stretched to their very imits by the same ideological forces that roil America tod. Tertaining introduction to some wonderfully oathsome characters but it s important to realise this isn t a complete story just the beginning of a saga otherwise you could be disappointed by the ending as much is Prisoner of Midnight left unresolved and justice is not served It s not aong book and so much is eft unexplained including exactly what the titular Pinebox is hopefully this will be Revealed In Future BooksI Liked The Sly in future booksI iked the sly and caricatures neither side is spared although the author s sympathies are clearly to the Confessions of an Air Ambulance Doctor left and the cynical way the Gallaghers would put forward an amiable male moron for the Democratic nomination while his clever successful businesswoman cousin pulls the strings felt sadly realistic while the powerful Pruitts cover up all wrongdoing by the monstrous Rock and still consideretting him run for state office also emblematic of all that s wrong with the country s system There are no very Mr. Jelly's Business likeable characters here even the nice well meaning onesike Sam and Joss are a bit too self interested and make some silly decisions this wasn t a problem for me in this caseThe antagonists were wickedly entertaining I would ve strangled Abe with his power cable he s such a pathetically petulant 6 1/2 Body Parts (Body Movers, loser There is a sort ofove story and sort of murder mystery but they aren t central to the plot although I didn t see the denouement coming at allRecommended to those who enjoy an accessible saga and don t mind waiting to find out what happens next My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the arc and to Jeff Bond for bringing it to my attention The Pinebox Vendetta is a neo political soap opera that will keep the pages turning I almost stopped reading after the firsta visceral reaction to the book obviously Maybe that is a good thing But I
chapter because I thought the writing was a ittle clumsy hence 4because I thought the writing was a ittle clumsy hence 4 instead of 5 but I am so glad I didn t Jeff Bond spins a good yarn I really enjoyed seeing the development of Sam and her relationship with her daughter Joss blossom against the setting of her college reunion at Yale I enjoyed the mystery and intrigue that was created regarding the death of Derek Dickerson I think Charlotte could have been developed and maybe that s the author s plan for another episode in the saga Look forward to finding out A good neo political soap opera story The Pinebox Vendetta by Jeff BondThis story of two families that have dominated the political Corps Values: Everything You Need to Know I Learned In the Marines landscape of America since the Revolutionary War times just isn t for me I m not usually into political books but characters that I can care for can make such a book good for me Yet I could not connect wi My Rating 35 StarsDeceit cover ups exposures families doing anything for theove of power politics and control Jeff Bond s THE PINEBOX VENDETTA reads The Sun Shines Over the Sanggan River like a political nightmare come toife as two families re ignite an old feud and the voters of America are the pawns caught in the middle who is the biggest puppet masterAfter a slow start the pace picks up the intrigue becomes interesting and the players are ones one would THIEME Atlas of Anatomy: Head and Neuroanatomy love to hate I found that the characters were neverikable they were manipulative and eft no stone unturned to throw dirt on their opponentsThat said this tale does pick up and become a fascinating tale of the dark side of power ove River Bodies (Northampton County, life and even death Get through the first half the second part is worth it someone may even accept responsibility for their actionsor will theyI was invited to receive a complimentary ARC edition as part of a blog tour review This is my honest and voluntary reviewPublisher Jeff Bond April 15 2020Publication Date April 15 2020Genre Suspense Political FictionPrint Length 263 pagesAvailable from Barnes NobleFor Reviews Giveaways Fabulous Book News follow What a fun start to Re on a collision courseOwen Gallagher is coasting to the Democratic nomination for presidentRock Pruitt – the brash maverick whose career was derailed two decades ago by his association to a tragic death – is back ready to reclaim the mantle of claneaderAnd fatefully in between Dept. of Reproductive Management lies Samantha Lessing Sam arrives at reunion weekendugging a rotten marriage dumb hope and a portable audio recorder she'll use for a public radio style documentary.