The Hellfire Club


I picked up The Hellfire Club due to my respect for Jake Tapper as a journalist and, in retrospect, the excellent marketing efforts of he and his publisher. The book itself was just fine. The plot was your typical political thriller set in the 50s. Nothing terribly special about it. The writing was mediocre, like he was trying too hard.

The one nice thing is that our main character, Charlie Marder, is thrust into a plot chock-full of real-life characters, including Joseph McCarthy and President Eisenhower.

If you're looking for a cheap, easy read on the beach, you might enjoy this. If you're looking for something more substantive, pass.