Reviewing Vector

Robin Cook’s Vector is in the Jack Stapleton Lauri Montgomery series. Like all the books in the series I have read, Vector was educational and entertaining.

Yuri Davydof was a technician in the Soviet Union’s bioterrorism program. After time spent in prison, he made his way to the United States. Driving a cab, married to a woman he abuses, Yuri is angry at the country that lied to him about what was possible.

After meeting some right-wing terrorists looking to destroy government, Yuri has a way to get his revenge.

Medical examiner Jack Stapleton gets a case that turns out to be anthrax poisoning. Lauri Montgomery is investigating the brutal murder of a skinhead turned informant. As the story unfolds, we discover those seemingly unrelated victims are parts to a terrible plot.

Although I would recommend Vector, I will say one piece of the story was a bit too easy. I don’t like it when author’s solve problems with something that strikes me as too simple. In this case, having Yuri’s wife be the sister of one of Jack’s friends was too much.

Even though Vector had that one disappointment, it was worth the time.

The Two-Party System Must be Abolished

The verdict for this episode is: our politics will not work until the two-party system is abolished.

In this episode, I use the impeachment trial to demonstrate how the two-party system is broken beyond repair.

Thoughts on Trump’s Impeachment

The verdict for this episode is: the Republican’s defense of Trump is embarrassing.

In this episode, I discuss the arguments made by Trump’s defense team.

Child Abusers Voted for Hillary Clinton

The verdict for this episode is: the criticism of political endorsements is becoming absurd.

In this episode, I discuss the aftermath of Joe Rogan endorsing Bernie Sanders.

When Running for Political Office Gender Matters

The verdict for this episode is: age, disability, and religion also matter.

In this episode, I discuss the sad reality that many voters still consider things like gender, age, and disability when considering who to support for president.

I am a Democratic Socialist

I have been interested in democratic socialism for a few years. I hadn’t officially joined the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), because I wasn’t sure I wanted to join an organization where I would have to lead the charge for accessibility. Recent events have convinced me that joining DSA is now a must.

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I Would be Dead or in Prison

The verdict for this episode is: Uncle Sam isn’t always the devil.

In this episode, I discuss how some on the left, whom have taught me a lot, have to stop seeing America as always wrong. Sure, America has done loads of terrible things. But America isn’t always wrong.