Barbara Peters, owner of The Poisoned Pen, recently welcomed James Byrne for a virtual event. Byrne has a new thriller, The Gatekeeper, and signed copies of the book are available in the Web Store. https://bit.ly/3aseI1d
Here’s the summary of The Gatekeeper.
James Byrne’s The Gatekeeper introduces Dez Limerick in the most anticipated new thriller in years.
A highly trained team of mercenaries launches a well-planned, coordinated attack on a well-guarded military contractor – but they didn’t count on one thing, the right man being in the wrong place at the right time.
Desmond Aloysius Limerick (“Dez” to all) is a retired mercenary, and enthusiastic amateur musician, currently in Southern California, enjoying the sun and sitting in on the occasional gig, when the hotel he’s at falls under attack. A skilled team attempts to kidnap the Chief legal counsel of Triton Expeditors, a major military contractor ““ in fact, Petra Alexandris is the daughter of the CEO ““ but their meticulously-planned, seamlessly executed scheme runs into the figurative ‘spanner-in-the-works,’ Dez himself.
After foiling the attack, and with nothing better to do, Dez agrees to help Alexandris with another problem she’s having ““ someone has embezzled more than a billion dollars from her company and left very few tracks behind. But Dez is a gatekeeper ““ one who opens doors and keeps them open ““ and this is just a door of another kind. And the door he opens leads to a dangerous conspiracy involving media manipulation, militias, an armed coup, and an attempt to fracture the United States themselves. There’s only one obstacle between the conspirators and success ““ and that is Dez, The Gatekeeper.
JAMES BYRNE is the pseudonym for an author who has worked for more than twenty years as a journalist and in politics. A native of the Pacific Northwest, he lives in Portland, Oregon.
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