In 2003, President Ted Jay has invoked the 25th Amendment to the Constitution--Presidential vacancy, disability and inability--temporarily transferring power to his Vice President, T.E. (Shy) Garland. But five months later, when the Chief Executive attempts to reclaim the reins of power, Garland refuses to step aside, setting in motion a bloody and ruthless plot that willIn 2003, President Ted Jay has invoked the 25th Amendment to the Constitution--Presidential vacancy, disability and inability--temporarily transferring power to his Vice President, T.E. (Shy) Garland. But five months later, when the Chief Executive attempts to reclaim the reins of power, Garland refuses to step aside, setting in motion a bloody and ruthless plot that will tear America in two....
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Father's Day Reviews
I had not previously read anything by John Calvin Batchelor until I read his political novel Father’s Day (Henry Holt, 1994). It is a fast-paced, action-oriented story that includes elite military operations, back room politics, and White House schemes. It is set in 2003, which was the future at the time the book hit the stores.The US president is mentally unfit for office and goes into a hospital for treatment. Vice President Garland, now the acting president, sets into force his plan to reconstruct America. When the president serves notice that he will resume his duties, Garland has no intention of letting the old man back into the White House. Meanwhile, quietly and well below the radar screens, a military unit practices for a coup. Well-placed in the middle of the fracas are others who desire high National office. Who will emerge as the president?I enjoyed the plotting and scheming of the story but found some of the characters a bit unbelievable. The events leading up the ending scenes were more exciting than the end of the book, however. I thought it weak. No symbols or trumpets, no salutes or applause, just the putt-putt of a golf cart
I wouldn't have looked twice at this political suspense thriller if I hadn't gone to seminary with its author and followed his publications. As it was, I found this at the Evanston Public Library booksale during a break from work and snapped it up immediately. Having just finished his rather good historical novel, American Falls, I read it with high hopes which were soon disappointed. Unlike American Falls, from which I learned some things about the Civil War's intelligence services and the Copperheads, I learned nothing from this book whatsoever. Still, out of respect for an old friendship (with a fellow who is now, judging from his webpage, in the pocket of the political right), I finished the thing.
WAY TOO LONG