And the Walls Came Tumbling Down: The Secret Life of Senator Jack is a contemporary suspense novel involving political intrigue, seduction, wrong choices, and romance.
Jack and Joe Baker, twin boys, were born into a life of poverty.
Growing up in Cleveland’s ghetto, with only their father to rear them, Joe and Jack were very different boys, but visual mirrors of one another. Surface similarities only seem to heighten the divergence of their chosen paths. Joe opted for a life of crime, while Jack entered the mainstream on an academic scholarship to a prestigious prep school and on to Yale University. Then fate deals one a hard hand, a tragedy occurs and their worlds collide in a way that forever changes their paths.
This “Cain and Abel” story describes a man willing to do anything to hold the most powerful office in the land. As the Harvard Law trained senator from Massachusetts gears toward getting in line for the Presidency, the ghosts of his past continue to haunt him—and a detective is determined to reveal his past.
From the seedy underbelly of crime life on the mean streets to the political and powerfully elite, one man’s secret will reverberate throughout his life and set in motion a chain of events that will save or destroy him.
And the Walls Came Tumbling Down... encompasses the precariousness of family relationships. The story is a compassionate tale of how a tragic mistake can test the limits of a family’s survival yet still reach the other side of forgiveness and redemption.
Even though I'm of a different culture, I connected to your writing on an emotional level. I shared your book with a friend of mine and she stayed up until 3 A.M. every night until she finished it! This is one of the most powerful books I have ever read. The characters are rich and unforgettable. I will remember them for ages. I was NOT able to put this book down. Trust me. You are the next Grisham or Clancy. Lisa Shasteen, President of Shasteen-Sizemore Co., FL
A top pick, highly recommended, May 4, 2010
This review is for: And the Walls Came Tumbling Down, The Secret Life of Senator Jack (Hardcover)When you're crawling out of the ghettos, you'll use every edge you can get, legal or not. "And the Walls Came Tumbling Down...: The Secret Life of Senator Jack" tells the story of two brothers who have very different lives. One fell into the criminal underworld, as the other made his way through life as a successful lawyer and eventual senator. The duality of this tale makes for a very intriguing read, making "And the Walls Came Tumbling Down..." a top pick, highly recommended.
Vernadine Merrick is a writer and marketing consultant. Ms. Merrick is currently writing a fiction novel and lives in Orlando, Florida. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. And the Walls Came Tumbling Down... is her first book.
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