By Mike Lawson
Together with his sequence that includes Joe DeMarco, fixer for Speaker of the home, Mike Lawson has received a name as certainly one of America’s top political mystery writers. In condominium Divided, together with his boss out of fee, DeMarco is on his personal, a sacrificial pawn in a deadly video game among a grasp undercover agent and a four-star military general.
When the NSA was once stuck wiretapping U.S. electorate with out warrants, a scandal erupted and this system got here to a screeching halt. however the guy who spearheaded the main refined eavesdropping operation in historical past wasn’t approximately to take a seat by way of whereas his nation sleepwalked into one other 9-11. in its place, he moved this system into the shadows. So whilst the NSA files a rogue army team murdering American civilians, they can’t precisely stroll over to the Pentagon and insist to understand what’s occurring. That doesn’t suggest their fingers are tied, in spite of the fact that. because the greatest intelligence carrier within the state, either in funds and manpower, they've got lots of options regularly illegitimate.
DeMarco learns all too good simply what the NSA is able to, yet he doesn’t like getting used, so he fights again. residence Divided is electrified and compelling, a robust addition to this celebrated sequence.
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The open space felt wonderful. He squinted out at the lush green valley rising to snowcapped peaks all around them. I’m dreaming, he told himself. Any minute now I’ll be waking up. “Welcome to Switzerland,” the pilot said, yelling over the roar of the X-33’s misted-fuel HEDM engines winding down behind them. Langdon checked his watch. M. “You just crossed six time zones,” the pilot offered. M. ” Langdon reset his watch. ” He rubbed his stomach. ” The pilot nodded. “Altitude sickness. We were at sixty thousand feet.
Langdon swallowed hard and waited. He felt the plane start taxiing. Piped-in country music began playing quietly overhead. A phone on the wall beside him beeped twice. Langdon lifted the receiver. ” “Comfortable, Mr. ” “Just relax. ” Langdon asked, realizing he had no idea where he was headed. “Geneva,” the pilot replied, revving the engines. ” “Geneva,” Langdon repeated, feeling a little better. “Upstate New York. I’ve actually got family near Seneca Lake. ” The pilot laughed. “Not Geneva, New York, Mr.
The next day, newspapers around the globe carried the same headline. The killer became a believer. Now, fifteen days later, the killer’s faith had solidified beyond the shadow of a doubt. The brotherhood endures, he thought. Tonight they will surface to reveal their power. As he made his way through the streets, his black eyes gleamed with foreboding. One of the most covert and feared fraternities ever to walk the earth had called on him for service. They have chosen wisely, he thought. His reputation for secrecy was exceeded only by that of his deadliness.