This is my first novel by James W. Huston and it certainly will not be my last. I’d liken Balance of Power to a cross between John Grisham with the legal wrangling and Tom Clancy with his military insight and action. The story begins when terrorists hijack an American merchant ship, the U.S. President acts passively, the Speaker of the House disagrees and the story’s hero and assistant to the Speaker finds a way to overide the Executive Office. I found the novel extremely interesting and it was pretty much edge-of-my-seat towards the end. In fact…don’t tell my boss, but I lost track of time yesterday at lunch and read past my lunch break.
I would certainly put Balance of Power on my summer reading list and I look forward to catching up with Mr. Huston’s work.