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4.31  ·  Rating details ·  198 ratings  ·  11 reviews
In The Wingman, veteran Midwestern reporter Jack Sharpe has made it big thanks to the deep-rooted voter-fraud conspiracy he uncovered in The People’s House (the first of the series). At his new perch at Republic, one of America’s flashiest and fastest growing news networks, life is good—until it’s not. Following his beat reporter’s gut, he catches a whiff something rotten ...more
Paperback, 277 pages
Published February 19th 2018 by St. Helena Press
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John Bohnert
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another engrossing political thriller by David Pepper.
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read BOTH of Pepper’s novels for insight into CURRENT American politics‼

Though fiction, BOTH David Pepper’s mysteries illustrate the weaknesses of America’s current political system - what is going on in Washington, gerrymandering, 2016 election situation and the hidden & powerful influence of money.

Anyone who cares about our country should read BOTH of Pepper’s novels. They BOTH get their point across in a fun and thoughtful way. “The People’s Party” should be read prior to reading Pepper’s
Wood Hughes
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Writer comes of age

I enjoyed the first novel in this series (The People’s House), but truthfully there were a lot of info dumps and the first half suffered because of it. By the end, you could see the writer finding better ways to bring info into his story without getting away from the human interests that are key to any good work of fiction.

Mr. Pepper has improved his style with this more complicated, and yet more intimate portrayal of Sharpe and his merry band of players.

Great read and I’ll be
Peter Driscoll
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good political thriller!

Excellent read! Mr. Pepper does another outstanding job weaving a story out of current events, fictionalizing everything yet adhering to publicly expressed concerns about the fragility of American democracy. Any political junkie looking for a break will enjoy this thriller.
Mar 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, not great

Both of this authors books have interesting twists, stories within stories. I’d call them ‘beach reading with an interesting perspective.’ I enjoyed the political perspective and information the most, it’s fiction and non-fiction combined. A good read
Renee Jensen
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I’m hooked

David Pepper’s second Jack Sharpe book The Wingman, is another great read. Very realistic and plausible storyline with interesting characters. David Pepper will stay on my short list of favorite authors. Looking forward to the next installment!
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
Once again, David Pepper gives a political thriller that is terrifying because so much of the background is true. Read it, and then think about how the candidates got on the ballot the next time you vote!
Susan Storrs
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Too close for comfort. Who do we trust! I don't want to be cynical, but there may be no choice. We need another Obama.
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am ready for David Pepper's next book. Exciting and well told, sound story line with revealing journalistic insider touches.. I hate to root for the Russian but I do .
Einar Vinje

Why waste my time reading a fictional novel about the crooked politics when the newspapers everyday publish the real stories that is just as entertaining and scary
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Wingman by David Pepper is an engrossing follow-up to his first political thriller in this series, "The People's House" which focused on the problems of gerrymandering. In The Wingman, Pepper turns his attention to the curse of dark money infecting our elections.

We are again following veteran reporter Jack Sharpe, but this time he's reporting for national TV news, and he has a team of investigative reporters to chase the mystery. It starts out with an Iraqi war veteran, a Congressman
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David Pepper has served as Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party since January 2015. He was first elected to public office in 2001 when he served on the Cincinnati City Council, and was reelected for a second term in 2003. In 2006 he was elected to the three-member Hamilton County Commission, serving there from 2007-2010. David earned his B.A. from Yale, and later his J.D. from Yale Law School. In ...more
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