Wright for America by Robin Lamont
Guest Review by Kari
Copy for review, but all opinions are our own
Official Summary: Pryor Wright’s ultra-conservative radio show has millions of devout fans who are sure that the slurs and wild accusations fired at the liberal left prove him a true patriot. But when his venomous rantings catch Maren Garrity’s twin brother in the crossfire, the struggling actress pursues her own style of justice and enlists a troupe of fellow unemployed actors to teach Wright just how powerful words can be.
Review: Wright for America by Robin Lamont is a book with many twists and turns. It focuses mainly on Maren Garrity and her quest to bring down radio show host Pryor Wright. Wright is a very conservative man who goes too far during his show. He hates the liberal left and will say nothing but negative comments about them. He uses name calling and untruthful accusations to gain popularity with his listeners. Wright especially likes to talk about how being gay is wrong and that something must be done about it. His radio show even suggested violence towards them. Maren’s twin brother was attacked because he was gay and the attacker even said Wright’s name during the attack. Maren believes Wright instigated the attack and that he needs to be taught a lesson about how words can cause harm.
Maren is an unemployed actress who works for an undercover agency trying to stop the distribution of counterfeit designer purses. Maren uses her acting skills and her ability to change her look, to get into the radio station as an intern. She even gets her friends to help her with her plan. She wants to get close to Wright to learn his weaknesses and to come up with a plan to hurt him. She especially wants him to be embarrassed publicly.
The story starts to take twists and turns when the FBI starts tracking her. A lot of misunderstandings occur because of her disguise as an intern and her position as an undercover working on a case. This causes a lot of confusion and Maren and her friends get caught up in more than they originally planned.
Lamont does an amazing job engaging the reader from the beginning. The complex plot makes it even better to read. The different elements of the story helps keep the reader engaged. It definitely shows you how words can cause harm and that everyone should be accountable for what they say.