The Hellfire Club - Jake Tapper

The Hellfire Club

By Jake Tapper

  • Release Date: 2018-04-24
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
The Hellfire Club book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 119 Ratings)

The Hellfire Club Jake Tapper Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

A young Congressman stumbles on the powerful political underworld of 1950's D.C. in this "potent thriller" (David Baldacci) and New York Times bestseller from CNN correspondent Jake Tapper.
Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own. Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career...but for his life.

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User reviews about this book

  • CNN host's attempt at fiction....

    By Jefadoova
    Mr. Tapper, stick to the news. Your antics on the television everyday shouldn't lead you to believe you're some facinating author. Folks, don't waste your money, the book is all based on historical happening that he twists into "his own" fiction.
  • Great Historical fiction

    By JanMan1965
    Thank you Jake for offering an interesting and thoroughly entertaining read. I ate it up. The parallels and comparisons to todays challenges are important and relevant. Let’s have another book soon!
  • The Hellfire Club

    By SPBerko
    Very well written and never slows down.
  • Disappointed

    By Terry in Phoenix
    Jake Tapper is one of the top journalists on either newtwok or cable news, there can be no doubt about that fact. I see that ‘Hellfire Club’ has received numeoruus rave reader reviews, I cannot add my name to that list. I have been very disappointed in the book. I read a few pages daily thinking it will start to arouse my interest. Nothing yet. I’m beginning to wish I had purchased a hardcover so I could give it to a friend. It looks as though it will remain in my iBook library as being the only unread book. Meanwhile I will continue to watch Jake on CNN. No hard feelings, I know any attempt I would make to write a book would not conclude with positive results.
  • Objections

    By leeland92660
    My only real objections to Thai book was that I could not put it down. From the first page I was hooked. I was lucky enough to have lived through this period in time and I was a page and a staff member for a congressman during the early 1960’s. I remember a number of the people talked about in this book. Many of them are truly great people who worked for our government because they believed in our government and the people they served. Thanks Jake for taking me back to that time in history where anything seemed possible. Your story does answer some of the questions that I saw and wondered why these things were happening. I know the book is fiction but it maybe the answers for many questions.
  • The Hellfire Club

    By ibooksprefered
    Slow, slow read. Then all of a sudden in the last 75-100 pages, unrealistic drama occurs. Don’t waste your money. Jake should stick to the news.
  • The Hellfire Club

    By SMC in NC
    This book had lots of interesting material with which to work, but the writing and character development were almost painful to read. He is a non historian trying to fit in every historical fact he knows without developing a continuity of story telling. The characters are superficial. Margaret is a professional woman who is rescued out of the blue literally in midstream by her husband who is supposed to be states away; he swoops into the ocean to rescue her and a pony.
  • What a great first try

    By Bossgolfer1
    Jake please keep the fiction coming. Really well done.

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