Author(s): Mike Lawson
The West Wing meets 24 in a pace-ridden tale of conspiracy, corruption and cold-blooded murder. Joe De Marco is running out of time. Someone has made an attempt on the president's life, but the wrong man is dead. How could this happen when the president and those nearest to him are protected by a group of men known as The Inside Ring? Is there is a chink in the armour? A break in the circle, is someone not quite what they seem? Joe's search for the answers takes him from the corridors of power to the swamps of the southern states, where one lie will need to another until finally the shocking truth will emerge in an orgy of violence - The Inside Ring where greed and corruption walk hand in hand with murder.
'This assured first novel shows Michael Lawson to be a talented storyteller, and Demarco makes a likeable hero as he follows an intricate trail through some typically murky American politics.' Telegraph 'Mike Lawson shows every understanding of the skills required of a thriller writer to keep a reader fully engaged and utterly thrilled.' Guardian 'Mike Lawson writes a mean thriller and has a sense of humour that hurts. I love this one.' Independent on Sunday 'Smart, original, crafted with true insider knowledge, brimming with vivid characters and with a forward drive that just won't quit!I couldn't put it down.' Vince Flynn, author of 'Memorial Day' 'Fresh and entertaining!sharp writing and dialogue that's good to the last line.' Kirkus Reviews 'This is high-level entertainment from a writer who could soon rise to the top of the thriller heap.' Publisher's Weekly 'Lawson's tale offers the elements of a solid screenplay: vivid characters, sharp dialogue, solid action scenes and a haunting fadeout.' Hollywood Reporter
Mike Lawson is a former nuclear engineer who turned to full-time writing in May 2003. He lives with his family in the United States.