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Jon McDonald is the author of The Seed which has been called the world’s #1 page turning, spellbinding, “can’t put down,” satirical political thriller. As an author, Jon’s mission is to provide readers with stories that delight and entertain so they can enjoy a pleasurable respite from their busy day to day lives. Readers describe turning the last page of McDonald’s books ...more
Kindle Edition, 290 pages
Published December 10th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services (first published December 8th 2012)
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Natosha Wilson
Apr 23, 2016 Natosha Wilson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I recieved an arc copy of this book for free from inked rainbow reads for an honest review of it. When I started it I was real skeptical if I was going to enjoy it or not. And honestly it took at least the first two chapters for me to really get into the book. The first two chapters are basically a background of all of the many chapters in this book. It is not a book that revolves around just one character but instead it is book that revolves around numerous characters and to be honest I do thin
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Linda Cassidy
Dec 23, 2013 Linda Cassidy rated it liked it
Not what you would ordinarily expect from a political thriller. I normally do not read Political Thrillers preferring more lighhthearted reading I thought I would give this one ago. When I first started the book the opening throw me for a bit of a loop but it all made sense as the story unfolded. Do not judge the book by the beginning. I loved anticipating what was going to happen to these characters and how they would interact with each other. The book never seemed to have any true heros but ...more
Sheri Mann
Aug 16, 2013 Sheri Mann rated it it was amazing
Not your typical political thriller. While all the elements for a good political tale are there, they are assembled in a fresh and playful way. It’s like McDonald is taking the usual formula and turning it on its head. Though it is careful getting started, it is totally appropriate to set up the characters and situations necessary for the story to unfold. I loved anticipating what was going to happen to these characters. One thing I really liked was that most of the characters have both good and ...more
Amy Taylor
Jan 31, 2013 Amy Taylor rated it really liked it
While the beginning seemed a little slow, it was really necessary to introduce the characters and the scenarios that created the plot. There were many twists and turns that kept me wanting to keep reading (no matter how late it was!). One of the things that I enjoyed is that many of the characters were good & bad. There were some clear cut "bad guys" but most of them had positive and negative traits in their personalities and actions. It makes for a much more interesting story! Overall, I ...more
Lynda Kern
May 24, 2015 Lynda Kern rated it liked it
Good story poorly written

Perhaps I am too critical when it comes to grammar, punctuation and proof reading as I am enjoying a good story, but when a person calls himself an author he should be adept with the tools of his trade. I plan on reading more books by this author, as he seems to have a knack for spinning a good story.
brenda hathaway
Apr 23, 2015 brenda hathaway rated it it was amazing
Politics, big oil, drama, intrigue and sex...

All this and more, along with wicked tongue-in-cheek humor combine to make this a fun roller coaster of a read. The main characters are believable and lovable, the dialogue crisp and at times hysterical, and the action ping-pongs back and forth between the northern and southern hemispheres. I highly recommend it.
Betty Renn
Aug 16, 2013 Betty Renn rated it it was amazing
Not generally a big fan of political thrillers, but having read McDonald’s other work decided to give it a try. Well, it certainly didn’t disappoint. What made it work for me was the humor. Didn’t expect that in this kind of book. But it really kept my interest throughout with lots of twists and turns and fun surprises. Great characters and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
Julie Collins
Apr 19, 2013 Julie Collins rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book. I think I belong to the wrong political party, but it still grabbed my attention.
I would recommend this book to some of my friends who like political thrillers.


Note: I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway.
Erica
May 22, 2015 Erica rated it liked it
Quick read with a few twists

A good quick read with detailed characters and an interesting story line. I was pleased with a few twists in the plot.
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As an author, Jon’s mission is to provide readers with stories that delight and entertain so they can enjoy a pleasurable respite from their busy day to day lives. Readers describe turning the last page of McDonald’s books not only feeling completely satisfied, but also wanting more.

His adventure stories are exciting - fast paced and captivating. They are filled with intriguing plots, imaginative
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