“The kind of whodunit thriller you can’t stop thinking about while you’re reading and can’t stop talking about once you’re done. Smart, original, crafted with true insider knowledge, and brimming with vivid characters, and a forward drive that just won’t quit . . . I couldn’t put it down.” Vince Flynn
The Inside Ring
A Joe DeMarco Thriller
978-0-8021-4559-8 • $7.99 • • Nov. 2011
Mike Lawson’s thrillers featuring Joe DeMarco, fixer for John Fitzpatrick Mahoney, the hard-drinking Speaker of the House, have won him a dedicated following of readers and lots of critical praise. Originally published in 2005, The Inside Ring marked the debut of a fresh new voice in political thrillers, and Grove Press is delighted to be reissuing the first installment of this celebrated series.
The Inside Ring begins with an assassination attempt on the president. He is wounded, and his best friend and a Secret Service agent are killed. It turns out, however, that the attack wasn’t without warning. Secretary of Homeland Security, General Andrew Banks, received a note prior to the attempt warning that the president was in danger and, even more alarming, that Secret Service agents guarding the president had been compromised. Banks is reluctant to tell the FBI about the warning note, partly for self-serving political reasons, and partly because he doesn’t want to damage the Secret Service’s reputation. Banks requests help from his friend, House Speaker Mahoney, who assigns his man DeMarco to determine if the Secret Service was really involved in the assassination attempt. Full of humor and suspense, The Inside Ring is classic Lawson, and a must-read for thriller fans.