Grass Roots : Will Lee

  • by Stuart Woods
  • Narrated by George Guidall
  • Series: Will Lee
  • 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Will Lee has returned to his roots to kick off his campaign for the Senate. A prominent lawyer, he has come back to his hometown of Delano, Georgia, to plan his strategies...and to argue an explosively controversial case that could seriously damage his political career. For Delano is a town with a dark secret - a smoldering hotbed of racial hatred and moral outrage, held in the thrall of a sinister white-supremacist group called The Elect... a breeding ground for violent, evil forces that will stop at nothing to keep the candidate out of office. At first, Will Lee was running for the Senate. But now he is running for his life.

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Plot: Dems vs. "Evil" Republicans

First, I must admit that I enjoyed this book. Especially the narration. Will Lee as the central character lacked some of the depth of Woods' "Chiefs" characters, but was good for the most part. It was, at times, difficult to find fault with him, and then in the blink of an eye, that appraisal slipped precariously.

However, the core issue of the story pivots on the principal that liberal democrats are the white-hatted good folks and the right wing, radical republicans are the black-hatted evil folks. Oh yes, and conservative religion is equally immoral and remiss. That is the hard sell of the story and might make it unpalatable for some.

Still, there is considerable court room drama, a good deal of lawyering and a plethora of mysteries to resolve. That's what kept me listening. This one isn't as good as "Chiefs", but entertaining, nevertheless.
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- Paula

Disappointing! Garbage!

George Guidall does his usual outstanding job of narration, but there is no way to salvage this novel. Grass Roots is Book 4 in Stuart Woods' Will Lee series. Chiefs , the first Will Lee book, starts off the series well. All of the series was written before Woods began the Stone Barrington series in 1991 (Grass Roots were released in 1989).

Stuart Woods is a mediocre if prolific author of police and legal thrillers. He is likely incapable of writing 5 star thrillers, but he can write mostly 3 star and occasional star novels - Chiefs is a fine example of his best 4 star novels. The major weakness of Woods' writing is poor character development. Another issue is research; he does little research and as a result his books are filled with errors.

I am amazed that Woods has been able to make a living writing novels. This is definitely my last Stuart Woods novel. Since he can not make the effort to develop his characters or do research, I shall not invest money in or take the time to read his books.
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- Wayne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books