Saturday, January 2, 2016

A PerfectAmbition

Title:  A Perfect Ambition (The Worthington Destiny #1)
Author:  Dr. Kevin Leman & Jeff Nesbit
Pages:  306
Year:  2015
Publisher:  Revell
Will Worthington was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth.  He has been successful at everything he has done throughout his 39 years.  He is the oldest of three children and felt the pressure to succeed from his father his whole life.  He now is facing the decision of a lifetime in regards to his job.  He is about to be named the new CEO of the largest company in the world.  His dream job or so he thought.  Just as he has plotted his path toward this goal his entire life, a monkey wrench is thrown into the mix.  Should Will continue pursuing this path or should he switch gears and run for a senate seat as his father has been pressuring him to do?
Meanwhile, Will’s brother Sean who is very active in environmental issues is on the scene of an oil spill in the Arctic caused by the very company Will wants to lead.  Sean uncovers some distressing information he passes on to Will before getting caught in an Arctic hurricane.  Will’s sister is the leading attorney for the justice department that has filed suit against the same company.  As Will juggles all these events, he also is a husband and father.  While visiting his parents’ summer getaway, he discovers something earthshaking.
This is a really good beginning to an exciting series.  I enjoyed getting to peek into the lives of the rich and famous, politics, big company workings, secrets, lies, loyalty and much more.  There was a little too much of the birth order psychology among siblings for my liking, and there was very little mention of God or faith in this story.  I hope those elements are more evident in subsequent books.  With that said, this was still a good book and well worth reading, with short easy to read chapters, lots of tension and a great ending.  I am anxious to see how the story picks up in book two of the series, A Powerful Secret, released in the spring of 2016.
My rating is 4 stars.

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