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The Presidents Club (The Barry-Hixon Conspiracy #2)

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Just as retired G-man John Hixon recovers from wounds incurred from a security detail in which he saved the life of billionaire investor Julian F. Thibaut, Thibaut calls him again. This time, his talents, intuition, and experience are put to the test as he attempts to protect seven of Thibaut’s friends while investigating a murder. In this, his second novel, FCEtier brings ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published November 9th 2013 by Venture Galleries
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Teresa
Jul 13, 2014 Teresa rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Frank (F.C.) Etier writes characters. His plot is strong and the twists and turns keep the reader guessing, but his character building is some of the best I've read.

The old friends at the Lousiville Tavern were so well written, they came to life on the pages as I read. I want to go to that Tavern and have a drink with them. :-) You'd think they're just sweet old guys, but don't mess with them. Although they have a bodyguard sent their way when someone threatens to
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Sahar Sabati
Sep 20, 2014 Sahar Sabati rated it really liked it
Following the success of his first book, The Tourist Killer, FC Etier has released his second, The President’s Club, in installments on Venture Galleries. When completed, the author will self-published it in digital book form. A good serials does not always a good book make, but in this case, it works out pretty well.

Julian Thibault is a wealthy, powerful man whose life is in constant danger. He has a crack security team, but when things get a little out of hand, he calls John Hixon, former FBI
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Dan Curnutt
Mar 11, 2014 Dan Curnutt rated it it was amazing
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The writing is fresh and solid, although it does skip around from scene to scene and a bit from time period to time period, like maybe here in present then two weeks past then back to present. But it is not annoying and it is easy to follow. The characters are very well developed. It's as if you have known them your whole life. That is done well. The plot is well conceived and carried out well. I'm very happy with Etier's book and look forward to reading other ones he has written.

The story is ab
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Angie Sheldon
Mar 12, 2015 Angie Sheldon rated it really liked it
I was so excited to be thrown in John Hixon’s world again. If I am ever in a jam, I want this man to have my back. Hixon finds himself embroiled in Thibaut’s business, this time protecting a group of men and not the man himself. If you read “The Tourist Killer” (the Presidents Club functions very well all on its on as a stand-alone novel, not many authors can accomplish that so kudos) you might remember Mr. Thibaut’s little jaunt to the Louisville Tavern where he passed an early evening gabbing ...more
Lola Fow
Mar 24, 2014 Lola Fow rated it really liked it
The President’s Club is a twisty thriller, which will grab you and not let you go until the end. Here we follow John Hixon, now in private security after a career as a special agent, who is called in by a billionaire who is under threat. Hixon is understandably leery (he took a bullet last time he worked for Thibaut, in the novel preceding this one – The Tourist Killer), but he answers the call, and is drawn further and further into the world of The President’s Club – men who share presedential ...more
Stephanie Collins
Jan 22, 2015 Stephanie Collins rated it it was amazing
What a ride! I worried as I sat down to read this book that I'd have trouble getting into the story, as I have yet to read the first in the Barry-Hixon Conspiracy series, The Tourist Killer. I'm glad I dove right in. I had no trouble at all getting to know the characters. As a matter of fact, they quickly felt like family. My favorite aspect of this book is the witty, engaging, and utterly believable characters. Our hero of the tale, John Hixon, is larger than life in many ways, but he also ...more
Kendra
Mar 11, 2014 Kendra rated it it was amazing
Although I've never read any of FC Etier's work before, within just moments of starting the book - before I even realized it - I was well into chapter three and wondering how I'd gotten there. Suffice it to say, this story is a quick, fun and engrossing read. It's also nice to see a story that's set (at least in part) in Georgia. The story itself - part of a series, from what I understand - starts off with a seemingly random attack on a kindly older gentleman that is quickly revealed to be ...more
Traci Lawrence
Jan 21, 2015 Traci Lawrence rated it really liked it
F.C Etier takes us on an up-to-date wild ride through the dark side of current U. S. politics. We see true agendas being hidden and true faces being masked. We also see the violence that erupts when immensely powerful individuals make power plays. In addition, they attempt to make decisions for the “little guy”. The least influential people often get marginalized…Does this sound familiar?

This book asks tough questions that many everyday people ask these days, such as: “What is their real motive?
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Ray  Charles
Mar 05, 2014 Ray Charles rated it really liked it
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He Who Controls the Money Controls The World
Being a G-Man seems to be a prerequisite for being in high profile security work in most novels. This is FCEtier's second novel and he has kept it in the same vein by bringing in some of the characters from book 1 and adding new characters to round out the storyline. This time Hixon has been called back to work by Julian F. Thibaut, billionaire financial investor. This time Thibaut has come in one the wrong side of some
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Shaheen Darr
Jan 22, 2015 Shaheen Darr rated it really liked it
The President’s Club by FC Etier is a political thriller that takes the reader into the world of the rich and powerful. Here survival is fragile and changes in political structures, no matter how beneficial, impossible to implement. Age is of concern in this novel as proved by the Louisiana Tavern Gang, a group of seven men with diverse backgrounds who interestingly also boast first names of former US Presidents. Their witty, intellectual conversations, the descriptive scenes and strong ...more
Jay
Feb 27, 2014 Jay rated it it was amazing
I love love love conspiracy theories. I don't generally ever believe them but the perspective of the people that hold them are fascinating! FC Etier brings us an outstanding novel that really just fed that suspense and conspiracy theory need in me. I had no problem at all staying interested in the book and I was always excited to have time to read more.

I love the whole premise of The Presidents Club- Seven men all with first names of past presidents who meet at a tavern, their dialogue is witty
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Lynn Hallbrooks
There are references in this book to famous authors' works. I'm glad that I read it as part of the Masquerade Crew Review team in exchange for my honest opinion.

This is a Political Intrigue book.

The story centers around an 'old men's bar' where the daily patrons all share more than the love of alcoholic beverages. They become embroiled in events due to their relationship with a person they know only as "Jay".

There were sections of this story that made me laugh out loud. Other parts made me sad a
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G.S. Bailey
Jan 21, 2015 G.S. Bailey rated it it was amazing
Standouts in this novel are the realistic characters and their dialogue, and an intelligent plot. The club of old men at the centre of things seem ordinary and innocuous. You are fascinated by their interactions and their minds, but you wonder where it’s all leading. You are actually pulled quite unsuspectingly into the intrigue – or perhaps it’s a case of the characters being so interesting and well written that you are distracted from the plot and freshly surprised by the way it steadily ...more
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FCEtier, a Louisiana native, spent most of his adult life in Baton Rouge. He eventually split his time between Baton Rouge and Gulfport, Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina sent him in search of a safer harbor, which he found in Western North Carolina. Etier has been involved with photography for many years. His eye for the unusual found within the usual makes his subjects unique. He doesn’t go looking ...more
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