Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Book Review: Twisted Wolf

About the book:   Heroism. Not planned. Presidency. Comes with a high cost. Pride. Slowly rises. Temptation. Hard to resist. Is there a way out?

What if the most upright person stumbles? Oh, and that person is the president of the United States? And in the process of attempting to conceal his mistake, he is accused of treason and murder?

Army Lieutenant Josh Davis suffers a devastating tragedy while home on military leave. Trusting God for strength, he triumphs, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor. But heroism comes with consequences.

Years later, a conservative group asks Josh to run for the presidency. To his surprise, to get there, he must campaign against his father-in-law, a former one-term president. Their political and personal embattlement ends with a surprising twist of fate.

Discover what happens when Josh finds himself in the highest office in the nation. Early success leads him to seek Middle East peace. His pride increases, devours his faith, and he gives in to temptation. Observe as he attempts to cover up his sin. Witness his wife as she watches her husband's downward spiral and potential guilt. Walk with Josh as he struggles with his own inner conflict of trusting God. Is it too late to save his marriage and his presidency? Ascertain his guilt during his impeachment for treason and the murder of six Navy SEALs. Experience the twists and turns of a life seemingly out of control.

My thoughts on this book:  5 stars, hands down!  Perry Perrett writes with such intelligence and poise.  His mixture of military jargon and political writings combined with grace and faith is flawless.  The book flows beautifully yet at the same time yearns for you to read on.   From the explosive first scenes of his encounter with the bear while hunting, Josh become a character of familiarity.   He’s real and his conflicts and decisions he makes through-out are wrought with worry, tension and faith.  He trusts his God and he is an exemplary leader to his men in Afghanistan,  which pivots the tone of this book.

One Example:  In the midst of securing a position to get his men out of the line of fire and complex his task at hand, he stops and prays a prayer: 

 “Lord, help us. Give me the needed strength, and may your hand be with us. Lord, be glorified through your servant.” 

Through political entanglement, judgement and dishonor, questions of loyalty and aspiration in the political arena, this book is intriguing and thought-provoking.  On a personal note, I grew up as a military ‘brat’ and identified with this book in so many ways and found it most refreshing to review Twisted Wolf.

About the author: Perry Perrett, when not escaping reality in a story, is a husband, father, and grandfather. He is a graduate of Mississippi College and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Perry also served in the Mississippi Air Guard during the Persian Gulf War. He lives with his wife, Kathie, in Mississippi. They have two grown sons. To learn more go to

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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