“A twisty, nonstop conspiracy thriller that only has one gear: high! The Network delivers.” —Andrew Gross, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
“This is mandatory reading for any thriller aficionado.” —Steve Berry, New York Times Bestselling Author
A pulse-pounding, page-turning thriller involving corruption, secrets, and lies at the very deepest levels of government and media.
A shadowy group is manipulating society—and they’ve only just begun.
Late one night, investigative journalist Jack Logan receives a surprise visit from U.S. Senator Malcolm Phillips at his New York apartment. Disheveled and in a panic, the senator swears that he’s about to be murdered and pleads with Jack to protect his wife Taylor, who happens to be the only woman Jack has ever truly loved.
Days later, Phillips is found dead in a hotel room in Micronesia, the apparent victim of an allergy attack. While the nation mourns, Jack and Taylor race to find the one man who knows the truth. As they’re pursued by unknown assailants, 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 Taylor unknowingly holds the secret to the one thing that Crosse needs to carry out his plan.
Taking readers on a thrill ride from the back halls of Congress to the high-rise offices of Madison Avenue and a remote Greek island, The Network is a provocative, pulse-pounding novel that dares to ask the question: who’s really in charge?
Investigative journalist Jack Logan, the hero of this uneven series launch from the pseudonymous Shaw (Lynne Constantine, coauthor with her sister of The Last Mrs. Parrish under the name Liv Constantine), is in his East Village apartment when Sen. Malcolm Phillips appears with a wild story about how he will soon be murdered. He wants Jack to give a packet of information to his wife, Taylor, about a plot to take over the U.S. Jack, who was once Taylor's fianc , jumps at the chance to reconnect. After Malcolm is poisoned, Jack and Taylor go on the run. Meanwhile, megalomaniac Damon Crosse, the director of a research facility known as the Institute, has selected medical student Maya to bear his child. Cue the Nazis and the 30 pieces of silver Judas received for betraying Jesus, and the plot becomes a mash-up of Dan Brown tropes held together with romantic prose ("The stirrings of desire fluttered as she remembered the feel of those strong arms"). Romance readers with a taste for action thrillers will best appreciate this one.