REVIEWS AND COMMENTARY
Hampton, Westbrook Publishing
-- Keira Whitby
Reviewed By Edith Wairimu for Readers’ Favorite
Sailing the Gates of Hell by R.H. Johnson is a riveting story that explores major issues similar to those that surround modern day America. In the book, Roland Armstrong is the current president of the United States. A formidable, strong-headed, and sly figure who will stop at nothing to drive his agenda, Armstrong is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with. Still, he is faced by constant security threats posed by North Korea, organized terrorist groups, and spies within his own government. Armstrong is forced to make life-changing decisions that will change the face of a whole nation and the world. Then there is the human trafficking menace which has seen more than thirty-five million people enslaved. Sailing the Gates of Hell follows Elissa Bancroft’s struggle for freedom as she becomes a victim of this ordeal.
In an enthralling plot, R.H. Johnson presents paramount themes in today’s world in a vivid and fascinating manner. He does not hold anything back as he creates a thrilling and relevant story line. Following different sub-plots that add to the overall story line, R.H. Johnson brings characters alive through intelligent merging and harmonizing of different aspects of the narrative. His characters are well-developed and combine beautifully with the themes of the book. I especially loved how he developed particular characters in the story, an example being President Roland Armstrong. R.H. Johnson is creative, gifted, knows his content and, above all, maintains a grip on the reader through compelling action. Like other R.H. Johnson’s books, Sailing the Gates of Hell will prove engaging to any lover of mystery and suspense novels.