Friday, July 23, 2010


By Karna Small Bodman
Published: 2008
ISBN-13: 9780765358868
367 pages

Three American planes have been shot out of the sky and the reason was unknown. Dr. Cameron Talbot, a world-famous expert in missile-defense systems, is ordered by the White House to develop a defense against the mystery weapon. I enjoyed Gambit and liked it, but I will not say I loved it. It is a political thriller with some romantic suspense thrown in, but in that respect, I found Suzanne Brockmann’s The Troubleshooters series to be a lot more engaging. The author, a former deputy press secretary and senior director of the National Security Council, has firsthand White House experience and it shows in her novel.

Note: This is a 100-word book review.