Sandford jumped the shark on crime novels awhile back, sad to say this is no exception. Sandford has been devolving into a pure neoliberal establishment faux crat, who probably really believes that the only reason HRC lost the presidential election was due to Russian influence and meddling. [Not because American voters remembered that the Clintons killed the New Deal, and supported military coups like the last one in Honduras, and kidnapped and transported pro-democracy activists back to Egypt and Libya for torture - - and yes, that began under Eisenhower, was halted by John Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy in the Kennedy Administration, but resurrected under Reagan, Clinton and Geo. W. Bush!].
Sandford was mediocre as a reporter, but used to be a halfway decent crime fiction novelist - - until lately!