Mary Louise Kelly
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In this exciting and “fast-paced thriller that is hard to put down” (Michael Hayden, former director of the CIA), a young reporter must match wits with spies, assassins, and a terrorist sleeper cell that is targeting the very heart of American power.
When Boston reporter Alexandra James is assigned to cover the death of Thom Carlyle, the son of a powerful Washington insider, she soon discovers the story is not as simple as it seems. The young man fell from the top of a Harvard bell tower, but did he jump…or was he pushed?
Focused on what could be the story of a lifetime, Alex chases leads from Harvard Yard to the courtyards of Cambridge, England, from a clandestine rendezvous in London to the inside of a nuclear terrorist network. But when she goes to Washington, DC for a key interview that promises to tie everything together, Alex the hunter becomes Alex the hunted: an assassin is dispatched…her laptop disappears…her phone is tapped. And she begins to grasp that Thom Carlyle may have been killed to hide a terrifying conspiracy within the White House itself.
NPR National Security correspondent Mary Louise Kelly has turned her own real-life reporting adventures into fiction with this stylish spy thriller that is “great fun, from beginning to end” (The Washington Post).
From Publishers Weekly
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Easy and fun
A fun, easy read. This is the first book I have read since giving birth 9 months ago. A great choice to get back into the habit. Occasionally it was a bit too girly, occasionally a 'page turner' but none the less I read it in a day and enjoyed it all. It could be a great start to a series for this character, and I would look forward to each installment.
Best book I've read since Fifty Shades series!
Alex James is wonderful. She could be any of us and all of us. I was on the edge if my seat and couldn't put my iPad down!
I look forward to read more books from Mary Louise Kelly. Thank you NPR for talking about it on the radio, I may have never come across it myself! I'm ready for the next one!
Dynamic New Author, Fun Read
Alexandra James is a rich character, and Mary Louise Kelley does a fabulous job making her human and an inciting reporter. Stories get written when the right person pulls on a loose thread, a detail overlooked -- which is what makes this book a realistic and fun read.