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From a bluff overlooking Georgia's untamed Chattooga River, an assassin fires three shots. The President of the United States is wounded; his best friend and a Secret Service agent are killed. Two days later, a man in Landover, Maryland, commits suicide and in the man's home is overwhelming evidence that he was responsible for the assassination attempt.

General Andy Banks, the Secretary of Homeland Security, is nursing a guilty conscience. Only days before the assassination attempt on the President, Banks had received a note with a dire warning: "Eagle One is in danger. Cancel Chattooga River. The inside ring has been compromised. This is not a joke." The message — on Secret Service stationery — was signed "An agent in the wrong place." Banks immediately passed the note on to Secret Service Director Patrick Donnelly, who proceeded to ignore it.

Even after the assassin is found dead, Banks is determined to dig a little deeper. He turns to Speaker of the House John Fitzgerald Mahoney. The Speaker has a guy — an under-the-radar, go-to guy he uses for things like this — things he can't afford to have connected to his office. The guy is Joe DeMarco, an honest lawyer with a sordid family history.

After one meeting with Banks, DeMarco realizes he's in way over his head. But Mahoney finds the prospect of taking down Donnelly irresistible and sets DeMarco on a trail that twists through the Secret Service, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security and snakes all the way back to one of the more enduring mysteries of the twentieth century.

Brimming with suspense, authenticity, and wit, The Inside Ring marks the debut of a major new talent and introduces a cast of intriguing characters with many more cases ahead.

Review:

"A harrowing debut thriller." The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Review:

"Wonderfully complex plot, sardonic humor and memorable characters....Lawson has a great ability to shade character and evoke meaningful description as economically as possible....In two words: more, please." The Baltimore Sun

Review:

"Lawson shows a knack for sketching realistic characters, even minor ones, in deft and nuanced strokes. Lawson is droll, writes sharp dialogue, and...know[s] his way around Beltway politicking." The Seattle Times

Review:

"Thrilling enough to demand a sequel." Daily News

Synopsis:

After an assassination attempt on the president, an honest lawyer with strong political connections flies under the radar on a twisted path through the Secret Service, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security to uncover how security's inside ring has been compromised.

Synopsis:

Someone has tried to assassinate the President. Someone in the inside ring of secret service agents.

Joe DeMarco, a lawyer and fixer for the Speaker of the House, is asked to investigate. DeMarco immediately realizes he is in way over his head. As witnesses and suspects around him are murdered, DeMarco ends up not only trying to solve a crime involving the very health of our democracy but also finds himself in a battle for his own life.

About the Author

Michael Lawson served for years as a senior civilian executive for the United States Navy. He lives in the Pacific Northwest and is currently working on his next Joe DeMarco novel, which will be published by Doubleday in 2006.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400095148
Author:
Lawson, Michael
Publisher:
Anchor
Author:
Lawson, Mike
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Secret service
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20060627
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.9 x 4.1 x .8 in .3 lb

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Product details 336 pages Anchor Books - English 9781400095148 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A harrowing debut thriller."
"Review" by , "Wonderfully complex plot, sardonic humor and memorable characters....Lawson has a great ability to shade character and evoke meaningful description as economically as possible....In two words: more, please."
"Review" by , "Lawson shows a knack for sketching realistic characters, even minor ones, in deft and nuanced strokes. Lawson is droll, writes sharp dialogue, and...know[s] his way around Beltway politicking."
"Review" by , "Thrilling enough to demand a sequel."
"Synopsis" by , After an assassination attempt on the president, an honest lawyer with strong political connections flies under the radar on a twisted path through the Secret Service, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security to uncover how security's inside ring has been compromised.
"Synopsis" by , Someone has tried to assassinate the President. Someone in the inside ring of secret service agents.

Joe DeMarco, a lawyer and fixer for the Speaker of the House, is asked to investigate. DeMarco immediately realizes he is in way over his head. As witnesses and suspects around him are murdered, DeMarco ends up not only trying to solve a crime involving the very health of our democracy but also finds himself in a battle for his own life.

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