A Perfect Ambition (The Worthington Destiny Book #1): A Novel - eBook  -     By: Dr. Kevin Leman, Jeff Nesbit
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781441245786
ISBN-13: 9781441245786
Series: The Worthington Destiny

Publisher's Description

As the firstborn son of an old and powerful family, William Jennings Worthington VI knows what it's like to be under pressure. Groomed from birth with the relentless message that he was destined for greatness, Will has always pushed himself to succeed--nearly as much as his never-satisfied financial tycoon father pushes him. Becoming CEO of his company seems the next logical step on the success ladder. But when circumstances turn, Will finds himself staring down a road that leads to Capitol Hill. Can he trade the board room for the Senate floor? Or will a closetful of family secrets keep him from his destiny?

Bestselling author, psychologist, and birth order expert Dr. Kevin Leman teams up with novelist and journalist Jeff Nesbit for this compelling new series. In a culture that can't get enough of political intrigue and sneak peeks inside powerful families, this book is sure to find a ready audience.

Author Bio

Internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, speaker, and educator Dr. Kevin Leman has taught and entertained audiences worldwide. The New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than fifty books, including The Birth Order Book, Born to Win, Have a New Family by Friday, and Have a New Kid by Friday has made thousands of house calls through FOX & Friends, The View, TODAY, Bill Bennett's Morning in America, CBS's The Early Show, The 700 Club, and CNN.

Jeff Nesbit is a former communications director to the vice president at the White House, served as the director of public affairs for two prominent federal science agencies, and has been a national journalist with Knight Ridder Newspapers. He is the author of 20 novels. Cocreator of the Emmy award-winning Science of the Olympic Winter Games and the Science of NFL Football video series with NBC Sports, Jeff is executive director for Climate Nexus and writes "At the Edge," a weekly science column for U.S. News & World Report.

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  1. Plymouth MA
    Age: Over 65
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    Ambition or Right? Power or Expediency? Choices
    January 27, 2016
    debhgrty
    Plymouth MA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Debs Dozen: Ambition, a strong work ethic, and a sense of right versus expediency.

    A Perfect Ambition by Dr. Kevin Leman and Jeff Nesbit shows the conflict between those who are born to wealth and power and who choose to use both wisely and those who seek more wealth and power to the exclusion of everything else.

    William Jennings Worthington VI is the eldest son born to a family used to both wealth and power. Will feels the constant pressure from his father to do more and rise farther than he already has. He heads Worthington Shares Equity, but William Worthington the Fifth is urging him to seize the chairmanship of American Frontier Oil Company, the largest in the world.

    Sean Worthington, the youngest son and definitely in Wills shadow, is tasking with finding and running new ventures. Hes also an environmental activist of sorts with an international network of friends and contacts. Wills sister, Sarah, is a deputy assistant attorney general for the Department of Justices Criminal Division. Soon, all three will be embroiled in an international crisis that will challenge who they are and who they will become.

    Will is on his way to the American Frontier board meetingintent on ousting the current chair. Seth is on a research ship in the Arctic Ocean studying the effects of global warming by monitoring ice melt and other environmental issues. While on the ship, Seth can observe AFs oil rig anchored nearby. While he and two of the scientists are watching, they hear a muffled boom coming from the derrick. To their horror, Beluga whales covered with oil surface as does the oil slick.

    The derrick is in one of the most inhospitable areas of the Arctic. They know immediately AF will not contain nor repair this spill quickly. Meanwhile, in New York, the CEO of AF, Eric Sandstrom, abruptly leaves the meeting after being summoned to meet immediately with the President of the US, Spencer Rich. As word of the spill spreads, Sarahs department gets involved as her boss wants her to handle a criminal negligence suit against American Frontier.

    The story is interesting as the contrasts between wealth and power for good and wealth and power for evil are played out. The character development of the siblings is effective and the villains, Eric Sandstrom, along with his crony, Frank Stapleton, are also realistic. President Rich is, unfortunately, a typical politicianalways on the side of what will do him the most goodregardless of the truth.

    Very relevant to todays issues, and timely because of the political season we are in, I found A Perfect Ambition (The Worthington Destiny Book #1): A Novel an interesting and provocative read. Four stars. Look for A Powerful Secret, the second book in The Worthington Destiny Series, later in 2016.

    Dr. Kevin Leman is the author of more than fifty books and a frequent guest on such shows as Fox & Friends, The 700 Club, CNN, and Good Morning America. His co-author, Jeff Nesbit, is a former senior communications official at the White House and the author of twenty novels.

    Revell Books gave me a copy of A Perfect Ambition in exchange for my unbiased review.
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