Two political books in one library visit! The Advocate’s Daughter is the perfect book to take on holiday. It’s the kind that you don’t want to put down, but you can if you have to because the chapters are super short.

Set in modern day, Sean (our hero?) is on the short list to become the next United States Supreme Court justice. During his vetting process, his daughter is murdered and an incriminating incident from his childhood is discovered by certain people who have the power to make his life miserable. Sean has to make the choice to react like an angry, grieving father or a lawyer whose future political career is on the line.

There is some strong language and violence, but with that caveat, I would recommend this book to anyone. Do NOT skip the prologue, or you will miss major plot.  To coin a cliché, it’s gripping, and I look forward to reading other books by Anthony Franze.

Rating = 4


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