The Inside Ring

The Inside Ring

Book - 2005
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The Inside Ring is the first novel in Mike Lawson's critically acclaimed series of political thriller starring Joe DeMarco, fixer for the Speaker of the House. It opens with an assassination attempt on the president. He is only wounded, but his best friend and a Secret Service Agent are killed. It turns out that the attack wasn't without warning. General Andrew Banks, the Secretary of Homeland Security, received a note that the president was in danger, and even more alarming, that Secret Service agents guarding the president had been compromised.

General Banks is reluctant to tell the FBI about the note, partly for self-serving political reasons, and partly because he doesn't want to damage the Secret Service's reputation based on something that might very well be a hoax. So he requests help from his friend, Speaker Mahoney, and Mahoney assigns his man DeMarco to determine if the Secret Service was really involved. Moving at a breakneck pace, and packed with plenty of humor and suspense, The Inside Ring is a must-read for fans of political thrillers.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780802145598
9780385515313
0385515316
Branch Call Number: LAW
Characteristics: 264 p.

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NRBBrady
Apr 09, 2018

I found it dragged a lot, and the violence within was troublesome to me. I considered not even finishing it when I was half-way through, but there was enough in the plot to keep me going to the end. I am unsure whether or not I will read another by this author -- a part of me thinks it would be worth it to try a later effort in the hope his style will have grown.

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Jan 22, 2014

Fast paced thriller, with a touch of timely humor thrown in, typical Lawson fashion and a great read.

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