Jim McGill's first case is to find out who is stalking a member of the White House press corps, before that stalker turns the tables on McGill and maybe even threatens the president herself. He also has to be a shadow adviser to a young Air Force investigator who is looking into a he-said-she-said charge of adultery leveled against a female colonel working at the Pentagon, a case with the potential to derail the new president's administration before it has a chance.
What I liked: A female President for the United States...probably not that far in the future and I wanted to see how Mr. Flynn would portray her. He does a credible job with the President but I loved her "henchman". Ever wonder what "the first man/husband" would do? What would he even be called? Well, Jim McGill has his own set of rules to follow.
McGill doesn't want to sit around with White House with nothing to do and as he's a former police captain and retired, he opens an investigative office. He doesn't want to deal with the press or the over abundance of security measures the Secret Service wants to impose. He wants to remain low profile but of course that's not how Washington works.
The plot is a bit "out there" but the story pulls together and I love the characters, even the ones I don't like. The President's Henchman was a pure pleasure read for me. I didn't and couldn't buy into all the policies the President wanted to implement but could understand the ideals that drove her. She's is also shown as tough but smart and political savvy. Don't underestimate her or her henchman. They are a team that care about each other first!!
What I didn't like: I really enjoyed this as my first read by Mr Flynn, but the plot was just a tad unbelievable. The flip side, the characters more than made up for the plot!!