You don’t need to be into politics to enjoy this fast-paced political thriller set in Providence, Rhode Island. But if you are a political enthusiast, you’ll love this book even more! The author does a great job of exposing the reality of dirty politics through a fascinating fictional tale that leaves the reader wanting the next chapter. I enjoyed getting an “inside look” at what politics is probably really like, but through the fictional lens and imagination of John Houle.
Just finished the King-Makers of Providence. What a great story line and characters. The author John Houle really sucks you in from the first pages. Had to keep reading to see what happens with the main character! You don’t have to be a political “junkie” to love this book. Highly recommended!
I just finished reading “The King-Makers of Providence” by new author John Houle, and I was highly impressed. With its fast-paced plot and intriguing characters, this political thriller kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Houle does an excellent job weaving together a complex web of political intrigue and personal relationships that had me guessing until the end. One of the things I enjoyed most about “The King-Makers of Providence” was how Houle made the inner workings of politics feel so accessible and relatable. He skillfully navigates the delicate balance between providing enough detail to make the story believable and keeping the plot moving forward at a breakneck pace. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a gripping political thriller.
“Kingmakers of Providence” is an exceptional book that captivates the reader from the very first page. Written by a seasoned political consultant John Houle, the book takes an in-depth look at the hidden power brokers who have shaped the political landscape of Providence, Rhode Island.
Houle has a remarkable ability to bring the reader into the heart of the action, and his writing style is both informative and entertaining. The book is packed with detailed accounts of the backroom deals and political machinations that have occurred in Providence over the years, and it provides a fascinating insight into the inner workings of the city’s power structure.
One of the things that sets “Kingmakers of Providence” apart is its impressive level of research. Houle has clearly spent countless hours poring over documents and conducting interviews with key players in the city’s political scene. As a result, the book is rich with information and insights that would be hard to find anywhere else.
Another standout feature of the book is its cast of characters. From corrupt politicians to ambitious power brokers, Houle introduces us to a colorful array of personalities who have played a pivotal role in shaping the city. The author’s deep understanding of the motivations and personalities of these individuals makes for a truly engaging read.
Overall, “Kingmakers of Providence” is a must-read for anyone interested in politics, history, or the inner workings of power. Houle has crafted a masterpiece of investigative journalism that is both informative and entertaining.
★★★★★ Exciting political thriller with unexpected twists and turns
“The King Makers of Providence” brings the reader into the inner workings of a small city’s political machine where “who you know” and a willingness to play the game and turn a blind eye is the price of doing business. Can a clean candidate of the people and the city win a special election in this type culture? The more important and larger question is, can altruism still prevail in public service?
Masterly developed characters and plot events bring the reader through ethical and emotional dilemmas of ultimately doing the right thing for the greater good and the twists and turns required to get there. The King Makers of Providence provides an exciting journey through Providence, Rhode Island politics and across the globe to Europe where a corrupt mayor looks to escape justice.
Just when the novel seems to wrap up leaving the reader completely satisfied, author John Houle, throws a left curve into the plot that has the reader begging for the next novel to be released.
Mr. Houle, your readers need to know, what will happen next?
As an avid reader, I know a well written novel when I think about and miss the characters long after I have finished the pages of a book. Henry Murcucio, Jack Donovan, John Campagna, Ray McNally, Reggie Sinclair, Jana Strakova and Danny Conroy I cannot wait to see what you are each up to next!
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I am not really interested in politics, but “The King-Makers of Providence” was a really intriguing story that kept me on the edge of my seat from chapter to chapter. I really love how the story comes together, and the insight it gives to the world of dirty politics. It shows how easy someone can come under pressure in the political world, and what outside factors could drive the decisions making process. Even though the story is politically driven, the story has so many other elements that I really enjoyed to read. I would highly recommend it to anyone for their next read, even if you are not into politics, you will definitely enjoy this book.
This was a great read from an up and coming author. This thriller is faced paced with plenty of twists and turns, and includes a good dose of political intrigue. I highly recommend.
What a great political thriller. The author John Houle pulls you into the story from the first pages. You really feel drawn to the main character and you can feel all the twists and turns. A page turner for sure. Great story and character development.
Loved this book. Couldn’t put it down. Can’t wait for his next book to come out.
I just finished reading “The King-Makers of Providence” by new author John Houle, and I was highly impressed. With its fast-paced plot and intriguing characters, this political thriller kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Houle does an excellent job weaving together a complex web of political intrigue and personal relationships that had me guessing until the end.
One of the things I enjoyed most about “The King-Makers of Providence” was how Houle made the inner workings of politics feel so accessible and relatable. He skillfully navigates the delicate balance between providing enough detail to make the story believable and keeping the plot moving forward at a breakneck pace. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a gripping political thriller.
Just finished “Kingmakers”. Great read! Very Grisham like. Congratulations to John Houle for capturing the all-too-familiar underbelly of Rhode Island politics. Can’t wait for the next book!
When I first opened The King-Makers of Providence I could not put it down and was totally absorbed in the first 100 pages before I knew it. Due to a busy schedule I could not resume my reading until this past Sunday and with a cup of green tea and classical music playing I finished it. What a fantastic adventure from beginning to end. If you like political intrigue -especially from a local perspective – mixed with the best elements of a James Patterson thriller grab this book quickly before it sells out ! I won’t spoil the ending but a word to the wise – buckle up !!
Read on vacation and very hard to put down! Love the pace and Providence characters! Must summer Beach read.