The Second Perimeter

The Second Perimeter

Book - 2012
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When the Secretary of the Navy's nephew tells him that two colleagues at a naval base are committing fraud, he is skeptical and reluctant to start an official investigation. So he asks Speaker of the House John Mahoney to send his fixer, Joe DeMarco, to check out the story. DeMarco and his friend Emma, a semi-retired intelligence agent, soon realize that what they thought was a low-stakes government swindle is something far more terrifying. Soon they're mixed up in a deadly conflict with Chinese spies, and not only is Emma's life in danger, but Mahoney's is as well.

Praise for The Second Perimeter

"Spies, former spies, and criminal operatives entangled in a deadly and suspenseful war of attack and reprisal. What could be more entertaining?" -Thomas Perry

"Proves that Lawson's fine debut was no fluke. While the author's prose is highly readable and his plot fast-paced, it's the character of DeMarco... that separates this new series from the herd."-- Publishers Weekly

"Lawson again ratchets up the suspense and takes DeMarco on a wild ride."-- The Oregonian

"At once a solid thriller and a revealing look behind the scenes of American politics." - Booklist
Publisher: New York : Grove Press ; distributed by Publishers Group West, [2012]
ISBN: 9780802145604
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: xiii, 521 p. ; 18 cm


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akasq Feb 11, 2016

My first novel by Mike Lawson.
A little to long 500 or so pages.
with page turning excitement.
I enjoyed it.
Joe De Marco the lead character can use a bit more
life. He's not a Stone Barrington
but a interesting character
in his owe way.
Over all a good read. I'll be back for more.

Jan 12, 2014

Another great read by Mike Lawson. Superb story line and plenty of action as promised. Lawson has a knack of always supplying a great ending.


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