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Capitol in Crisis – A Review

About the Book

Book:  Capitol in Crisis

Author: Kathy Roy Johnson

Genre: Thriller/Suspense/Christian Thriller

Release date: September 2020

Simone Perez, Architect of the Capitol, is stunned when a terrible explosion which rocks the Capitol, totally collapsing the tunnel which connects the House and Senate Chambers and trapping several people. Simone promptly assembles an Interagency Committee to help her assess the damage to the Capitol and develop a strategy to rescue survivors. .  She also assumes responsibility for briefing the press, making her job even more daunting.  As the story unfolds, members of the Committee work together to find survivors and bring them to safety. We meet several true-to-life characters like Fire Chief Earl Bentsen who recognizes that time is of the essence and Rob Tate, a skinny maintenance worker who realizes that he can reach the Café as well as the mechanical room by crawling through an old vent space.  Through several twists and turns, Simone maintains a steady hand, aided by the Speaker of the House, John McIntyre, who finds her very attractive. Although it seems an impossible task, one by one, victims reunite with their families.

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Do you like rollercoasters? If you do, this may be the perfect book for you. Set at the United States Capitol, this book includes danger, laughter, a crisis, and more. Relationships develop while other relationships suffer. Centering on a group of people at the capitol. Some find themselves trapped after a tunnel collapses and people find themselves trapped and waiting to be rescued. Addie, grandmother of three boys, runs the coffee shop in the tunnel where a group of people are trapped leans on God to get her through the situation.

Meanwhile, another group of people work to rescue the trapped individuals. Simone Perez, Architect of the Capitol works tirelessly with the Speaker of the House, the Capitol police, the fire department, and other individuals work together to find solutions to saving everyone. One individual in this group grated on my nerves from the beginning. I loved how the author dealt with this character. I appreciated how the author put people in the grandsons’ paths to take care of them while their grandmother could not. I also appreciate the way she smoothly transitioned from character to character in a way that kept the story moving.

So if you enjoy stories revolving around politics, rescues, relationships, and families, check out this book for yourself. I definitely recommend it. I received a complimentary copy of this book, but it in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Kathy Roy Johnson worked for a U.S. Senator for three years in the mid 1970’s. Thereafter, she worked as a lobbyist for United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. before joining the Federal government as Congressional Liaison. She retired in 2015 and live in Silver Spring, Maryland with her husband, Ed and their beagle/basset hound, Jake.

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