Organize or Die

Organize or Die Ruth Reid Thinks Her Old Life Is Dead She S Abandoned Her Crappy Career, Her Unavailable Boyfriend, And Her Hopeless Idealism But Just As She S Settling Into Her New Life, Which Involves A Bottle Of Scotch, Her Cat, And Her Brooklyn Couch, She Learns That Her Former Colleague, The Famed Victoria Shales, Has Been Murdered In The Middle Of A Major Union Organizing Campaign.Against Her Better Judgment, Ruth Agrees To Take Victoria S Place And Rescue The Campaign If She Can With The Election Clock Ticking Loudly, Ruth Scrambles To Pull Together A Ragtag Group Of Workers Who Can Help Her Outgun The Company And Outrun A Pair Of Deadly Thugs Who Also Want Her To Take Victoria S Place In The Cemetery. First novels can be iffy, and a first novel by someone you know and admire can be problematic However, Laura McClure s Organize or Die is a delight Interesting plot, well developed characters, overall good writing make this novel a good read.Organize or Die, appropriately, is a whodunnit But there s than murder to this mystery A murder at the outset colors the subsequent action, but sleuthing doesn t dominate the story Of course, the protagonist like the reader want to know who the killer was But the bigger questions are Will Ruth Reid, a union organizer with a less than stellar record, pull herself out of her boozy depression to successfully aid workers at a large commercial printing plant gain union recognition And will the workers find the courage and faith in each other sufficient to withstand threats and dirty tricks And there are other questions Pantheon Printing contains secrets, further mysteries which may well be linked to the death of a
Fun to read novel about a burned out union organizer trying to organize at a workplace where missteps can be fatal Shows you a side of America rarely depicted in fiction, with a female protagonist, very much
I got this as a free Kindle book based on some 5 star reviews I very rarely give 5 star reviews, or even 4 for that matter It was a GREAT read and I couldn t put it down the second half of the book Also interesting reading about the inside workings of labor organizing. Now, I don t read a lot of mystery novels I think I ve got the impression that they are quaint and a little bit silly, full of middle aged women with cats who try to figure out who murdered the butler in their friend s country home and with a recipe, somewhere, for rhubarb pie I m sure not all mystery is like that, though And in fact, I have been pursuing a list of the best recent political mysteries I m definitely much interested in the hardboiled And this book felt pretty hardboiled You could make deviled eggs out of it.It has its share of faults Sometimes it feels a little predictable, even when it really wasn t so much Other times, it had some serious formatting errors Like the margins aren t correctly justified And sometimes a quotation mark ending a paragraph would be on a line by itself I got this book print on demand, though Honestly, for all these faults, it deserves a good run a professional edition Especially since it s good enough to assign to my Intro to Lit class Because there was s