Wednesday 29 September 2010

Book: Rogue Nation

In the near future Scotland is about to declare independence and the ramifications could be disasterous.

With the Scottish economy about to rapidly decline and a lack of military and natural resources an unlikely ally emerges in the form of Russia. Unlimited credit, resources and defence are offered in exchange for a Russian military base in Scotland and the USA isn't about to let that happen.

This is the first political thriller I have read and on this showing it won't be the last. Alan Clements has created a dynamite work of fiction that's all uncomfortably close to the political climate today.

The main character is George Wallace, special advisor to the First Minister. George wrestles with his loyalties as his country attempts to secure it's future, but at what price.

All the countries involved are represented by fine characters. From American President MacFarlane to Russian Col. Karimov and English Prime Minister Jones. Each has a vital part in the greatest political show on Earth.

So fast paced it should appeal to any thriller fan with the slightest interest in Scotland, which being my own country made it all the more enjoyable for me as I absorbed the wonderful descriptions of Edinburgh and my own city, Glasgow.

Ric's Rating: 88%


  1. I don't read a lot of political thrillers, but the setting intrigues me.

  2. It's my first Alex and it was worth it.

  3. This book sounds like one I could enjoy, too. I haven't read any political thrillers either but this could be a whole new thing for me! Cheers, mate.

  4. Hi Col,
    It has opened up a new genre for me anyway mate.

  5. Rogue states will examine the contradictions in America to preach against the action plan, carried out in our policy.


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