I have recently read ‘Deadly Election’, and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a gripping thriller, guaranteed to keep them intrigued until the very last page. The characters of ‘Deadly Election’ are all multi faceted and excellently portrayed; the bad guys have their human sides, and the good guys their faults. This makes them so much more believable than the squeaky clean hero versus the thoroughly evil villain portrayed in too many books. ‘Deadly Election’ can be brutal in places, but the brutality is essential to the story; it is not glorified or gratuitous. Set in the Philippines, the story centres on the corruption that blights this country, and the lengths people will go to in order to maintain their wealth and power. However, the tables can be turned, and the corrupt can become the persecuted in a blink of an eye.
‘Deadly Election’ is quite simply an excellent book, and I shall certainly be on the look out for more by Arthur Crandon. My advice would be to make sure you have plenty of free time to read when you pick this one up, as you won’t want to put it down in a hurry.