Political campaigns live and die by The Voter File. The file contains massive amounts of data about each voter. The voters are rated on a scale of 1 to 5 based on how likely it is that they will vote for your candidate.
Tori Justice is the voting file manager in a small local special election. Even though her candidate wins, she sees anomalies in the data. After many attempts, Tori interests recently fired National journalist, Jack Sharpe, in investigating. What they find is evidence of election tampering by a foreign cartel.
But there is another force at work. Who is snapping up money-losing family farms and local banks? What is that group’s ultimate goal? Are the purchases related to the election tampering? Is the new US President involved?
The Voter File is a compelling political thriller. Its plot is literally ripped from the headlines of Russian election manipulation of our 2016 election. What I liked most about the book was that neither the Republicans nor the Democrats were demonized in the story. It was politics in general that was judged harshly.
If you like political thrillers, you will enjoy this riveting book. 4 stars!
Thanks to G. P. Putnam’s Sons and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.