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...you should probably skip The Armageddon File. This is the 18th book in the Jake Grafton series and Tommy Carmellini series combined. All have had Jake Grafton as a leading character. The Armageddon File deals with the theory that the 2016 US presidential election was rigged by an 89 year old very wealthy political progressive who was born and grew up in Europe for the Democrat to win. The mechanism was to be altering voting machine software in key districts in states that appeared to be close. The rigging was done but the Republican candidate won anyway. In order to keep news of the rigging leaking out all people directly involved were to be assassinated by assassins hired by the old man. Stephen Coonts changes the names of all of the important bad guys, but each is recognizable. Jake Grafton from his position in the CIA sends Tommy Carmellini out to resolve the issues and stop the killings. The FBI is, to put it overly kindly, very unhelpful.
Liberty's Last Stand was very political in its criticisms of leading Democrats. This novel is no less politically partisan. The very talented Eric G. Dove does a great job of narration.
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Stephen Coonts is my favourite
author, but this book was written without the continuity found in his other books. Oddly enough I believe his last book was one of his best. This book seemed to have been rushed, perhaps to meet a deadline. The characters and story line lacked the depth of his previous work. This is by no means a bad book, it's just the holding it up to the light of his previous work, I found it wanting. I'm sure his next offering will be as entertaining as ever.