Matt Tremain publishes Verité, a modest blog dedicated to writing about the truth and exposing scams. Currently, he’s following up on rumors concerning something called CleanSweep, a mysterious project in Toronto, Canada.
Matt gets his break when a whistleblower connects CleanSweep to billionaire Charles Claussen. Claussen plans to rid Toronto of undesirables, beginning with street people and extending to any citizens who don’t match Claussen’s restrictive screening matrix.
With the help of a high-ranking government official, Claussen plans to incite riots and violent unrest, conning Torontonians into sacrificing privacy and civil liberties for illusionary security and safety. Toronto will be reduced to a repressive city-state.
The information overwhelms Matt, who doubts he has the courage, skill, or readership to take on CleanSweep. But the murder of his source convinces the blogger to take a stand—although he’s too late to prevent chaos from gripping Toronto’s streets.
To get the word out, Matt’s going to need allies. He may have found some in a Toronto police detective and a local TV reporter pursuing the same story—presuming they aren’t allied with Claussen. If they are, Matt’s going to become yet another victim of CleanSweep, and the truth will be buried forever.
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The CleanSweep Conspiracy grabbed my interest from the first page and I found it difficult to put down. It’s full of suspense and it has an interesting and scary concept.
When Matt Tremain finds out about CleanSweep he has trouble believing it because it sounds so far-fetched. Even when he does believe, he has no clue how far Claussen is willing to go, though, to “clean up” Toronto. Matt is a wanted man and anyone who associates with him is in as much danger as he is.
The characters are believable. Matt doesn’t have much faith in himself but he ends up being very capable. Clingman, the cop who helps him, knows he’s probably going to lose his job (if not his life) but he feels he has to help Matt. Matt finds several allies along the way, many interesting.
I like Chuck Waldron’s writing style. It’s descriptive and he kept me on the edge of my seat. There were several twists along the way. I definitely recommend The Clean Sweep Conspiracy.
About the Author
Born in Iowa, Chuck Waldron lived in Ontario, Canada, before relocating to Florida’s Treasure Coast. Over the years, he’s held many jobs. The ones he can mention in print include US Army soldier, truck driver, office manager, mailman, real estate salesman, social worker, hardware store clerk, and shuttle driver.
Fate played a crucial role when he walked into his first writing class, and he still honors the memory of the teacher, Henrietta. She gave him permission to write. That—along with countless writing groups, classes, seminars, and much sweat—has resulted in over fifty short stories and four novels.
Waldron often likes to pretend interest, lacks perseverance, and could generally use a good talking to—until it comes to his writing, that is. He and his wife Suzanne reside in Port St. Lucie, Florida. While keeping an eye out for hurricanes, alligators, and Burmese pythons, he’s busy writing his next novel
1. Grand prize: Kindle Fire with 7” display from Amazon + copy of CleanSweep (1 winner)
2. 4 copies of CleanSweep (4 winners)
3. 5 copies of author’s previous titles (5 winners)
4. 2 X $15 Amazon GC + copy of CleanSweep (2 winners)
Total: 12 winners (Open to USA & Canada) Giveaway ends July 7, 2016.