The Hellfire Club Book Review

Politics has always been a dirty game.

In the new novel, The Hellfire Club, by respected journalist Jake Tapper, Charlie Marder has spent his professional life up to this point in the world of academia. But then his local congressman suddenly dies and through family connections, Charlie is suddenly thrust in the world of politics with his wife, Margaret. As Charlie and Margaret get used to the world of Washington D.C. in the 1950’s, they discover how dirty politics can be. Especially when their morals and their lives become endangered.

Blending real historical figures of the era with fictional characters, Tapper tells the story of political intrigue, back room deals and secrets that are kept from the voting public. While I couldn’t quite hook into the narrative, it was still a decent read and proof that regardless of the time period, politics, is still politics.

I recommend it.

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