Sunday, December 15, 2019

Books: "The Network," A Political Thriller From L.C. Shaw

The Network
By L.C. Shaw
Harper Paperbacks/HarperCollins Publishers; paperback, 416 pages; $16.99; available Tuesday, December 17

This political thriller involving secrets and lies at every level of government is perfect for our times, when we read about such things as foreign interference in our elections. 

The Network calls into question the corruption and conspiracies in today's world and asks readers, who is really in control of your Congresspeople, and are the news and entertainment networks run by people who share a common agenda?

Investigative journalist Jack Logan receives a surprise late night visit from U.S. Senator Malcolm Phillips at his New York apartment. The senator is disheveled and in a panic, swears he's about to be murdered, and pleads with Jack to protect his wife Taylor, who happens to be the only woman Jack has every truly loved.

Some time after, Phillips is found dead in a hotel room in Micronesia, the apparent victim of an allergy attack. While the nation mourns, Jack and Taylor are on a search for the one man who knows the truth. They are pursued by unknown assailants, and their desperate hunt leads them to the Institute, an immense facility shrouded in mystery that has indoctrinated a generation of America's political and media power players. 

Led by the enigmatic Damon Crosse, the Institute has its tentacles everywhere, but it it Taylor who unknowingly holds the secret to the one thing that Crosse needs to carry out his plan.

The Network takes readers on a thrill ride from the back halls of Congress to the high-rise offices of Madison Avenue and a remote Greek Island.

About the Author: L.C. Shaw is the pseudonym of Lynne Constantine, who is the internationally bestselling co-author, along with her sister Valerie, under the name Liv Constantine of The Last Mrs. Parrish and The Last Time I Saw You. A second book featuring investigative journalist Jack London is slated for fall 2020.

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