The Mormon Candidate by Avraham Azrieli is a fast-paced political thriller that will have you wanting to turn the page until the very end. Ben Teller, a freelance photojournalist comes up on a motorcycle accident during a veteran's ride, but soon Ben discovers that there is much more to this accident than meets the eye. With clues put together from the crime scene, Ben must discover what the dead man's mission was and follow it through.
The book takes readers past politics and into the world of the Mormon church. It is an eye-opening discovery of just what the church is about and why they choose to stay so secretive.
While many political thrillers tend to rehash the same cliches, this book goes beyond a typical political thriller to provide the reader with a new angle on the privileged few who consider themselves the best of best, waiting to serve the people in the office of the president. The Mormon Candidate is well written, and more importantly, well researched to present a realistic picture of the Mormon church. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves political thrillers, but also to those who just love to read a good story.