Deb’s Dozen: Even the Most Powerful Men Can Be Dethroned by a Powerful Secret.
With The Worthington Destiny: A Powerful Secret, Dr. Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit’s latest mystery/suspense book, they have scored a hit again. I was thrilled with the first book in the series, A Perfect Ambition (see my review here) and have been waiting for this sequel to come out. They did not disappoint.
Sean Worthington, the second sibling in the wealthy and powerful Worthington family, is stunned when his brother, Will, instead of launching his campaign for the US Senate, goes on stage and announces he is withdrawing from the contest. Sean, his campaign manager, has no clue why Will would do this or what has caused such aberrant behavior in his brother. Will won’t tell him, and, as usual, their father backs his “perfect” son.
Sean does what Sean always does—runs. Frustrated by his father’s lack of belief in him, he runs off to one of the NGOs (non-government organization) he is contemplating supporting in Nepal. While there, he decides he will do the unexpected—he will run for Governor of New York, thereby killing two birds with one stone. He can return the call to the political powerbroker and tell her he doesn’t know why Will withdrew his candidacy, but he himself is tossing his hat into the ring.
His actions set off a powder keg of events leading to the revelation of a powerful secret which changes everything.
Leman/Nesbit have fleshed out the character of Sean in this book. While we got to know a bit about him in the first, Will’s book, we get even deeper into his psyche in A Powerful Secret. We learn much more about all the members of the Worthington family and what makes them tick. I have come to care for and be intrigued by the siblings: Will, Sean, and Sarah and am waiting with anticipation for Book Three: A Primary Decision. Good job, guys—even better than the first. Five stars!
Dr. Kevin Leman is the author of more than fifty books and a frequent guest on such shows as Fox & Friends, The 700 Club, CNN, and Good Morning America. His co-author, Jeff Nesbit, is a former senior communications official at the White House and the author of twenty novels.
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, gave me a copy of A Powerful Secret in exchange for my unbiased review.