Pseudo President - Book Review

Pseudo President

Author: Rob Bryant
Genre: Fiction - Thriller - General
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Date Published: May 3, 2019
ISBN-10: 978-1-68433-276
ISBN-13: 978-1-68433-276-2

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Book Review of :  Pseudo President


Pseudo President: The Cyber Voting Fraud Scandal by Rob Bryant is a fictional tale of an election that is fraught with a high amount of fraud, a lot of unscrupulous politicians, a few murders, a blossoming love affair and a disturbing discourse of how fragile our election system is. The novel tells the story of the campaign of a fictional Senator Jeffrey Adams who is running for President of the United States. He has a dirty tricks team that will do whatever is necessary to get him elected as President. It is obvious in reading Bryant’s novel that he has done a great deal of sleuthing and research to make sure his various fraud scenarios are authentic and have been or are still being used to skew election results in the United States. Bryant provides a plethora of actual methods that are used to alter or skew real election results. With perhaps one of the most heated Presidential elections on the horizon, this novel becomes a perfect book to get immersed into to understand better the many failures that can happen during and after an election.

In Pseudo President,  the protagonist is a former US Marine officer named John Jacobson, who as a civilian is an engineer with a Fort Worth, Texas company called Pseudomic. Jacobson is not a meek, mild-mannered engineer but a well-built guy who is referred to as the “frickin’ Giant Killer’ Jacobson” by his friends. John’s lady is an FBI agent, Joie August, who becomes very involved in the criminal investigation of alleged improprieties in the presidential elections.   Gavin Principle is the main dirty tricks man who is managed by an equally malevolent woman named Scarlett Schuller. They have enlisted others to help them with their election manipulations even a notorious criminal element called the Hilton Boys who were believed to have orchestrated multiple assassinations to assure political victories for Senator Adams.  Bryant also introduces an Iranian element into the novel that uses drones and other modern conveniences to conduct its espionage and dirty business to interfere in the Presidential election.

While all this is going on Jacobson and Joie are planning their upcoming wedding. John Jacobson meets Joie’s mother and finds her to be a very acerbic individual who appears to dislike him immensely.  Joie’s father is deceased, so it is just her mother that John needs to win over.  Can he?

As you read Bryant’s novel, you’ll probably find yourself wishing that what he had written was purely fictional, but unfortunately, the majority of the voting fraud scenarios discussed are factual. It is depressing that our country has these major flaws in our election process. Pseudo President is an excellent book that both entertains and educates at the same time. Concerned citizens and voters looking to better inform themselves on the mechanisms that define political campaigns may want to spend some time away from the television and the blogosphere, and inside the pages of Pseudo President. It is a book that, because of its factuality, depth of insight and relevance, offers an education far beyond what typically passes for analysis and commentary during the political Super Bowl. Rob Bryant has penned a great novel that is perfect for book clubs to read and debate because there is a lot to address.

Reviewed by: david H

About Rob Bryant

Dr. Rob Bryant is a USAF Vietnam era veteran, father of two active duty US Marines, a Ph.D., and retired VP of Quality for two Fortune 150 companies. After an industrial accident left him paraplegic, he became a motivational speaker and author of three non-fiction books. He set a Guinness World Record (rowing 3,280 miles in 117 days). He’s spoken to over 500 organizations on six continents. Pseudo President is the first book in a series.


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