The Inside Ring by Mike Lawson
A Joe DeMarco Thriller (Joe DeMarco Thrillers)

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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.


About Mike Lawson

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Mike Lawson is a former senior civilian executive for the U.S. Navy. He is the author of seven novels starring Joe DeMarco.
Published November 15, 2011 by Grove Press. 544 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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A fresh and entertaining thriller about plots and corruption in places low and high, including--perhaps a first in suspense fiction--the Department of Homeland Security.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of The Inside Ring: A Joe DeMarc...

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The Washington conspiracy thriller is a publishing evergreen, and while Lawson's debut may look like others in the genre, it's in a league by itself. Joe DeMarco has a Capitol building offi

Mar 21 2005 | Read Full Review of The Inside Ring: A Joe DeMarc...

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Mahoney lends DeMarco out to Banks to quietly investigate.

Jan 22 2011 | Read Full Review of The Inside Ring: A Joe DeMarc...

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