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"Sharp, extremely well written, and scary as hell!"
"The best writing in decades."
What would it take to put our way of life at risk?
Is it possible for a handful of ultra-deep players to cripple the global economy?
A secret organization with immense wealth and limitless influence squares off against The Establishment in this #1 Bestselling financial conspiracy thriller from espionage master Lars Emmerich.
As the clandestine conflict reaches an explosive flashpoint, Special Agent Sam Jameson, a brash, ballsy, and beautiful spy catcher, is cast headlong into the crossfire. The love of her life is missing, the victim of a brutal and terrifying kidnapping.
Will she unravel the ruthless conspiracy in time to save his life?
Can she save her own?
The characters are vivid, the facts are exquisitely researched, and the plot is gripping and frightening... because the threat is more real than we'd like to imagine.
Book One in the worldwide bestselling Devolution Series will leave you wondering how safe we really are.
Interview with #1 Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich
Q: Who are your influences?
A: Too many to list! I started out years ago as a Tom Clancy addict, and I thoroughly enjoy many of Nelson DeMille's novels. I regularly read David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Barry Eisler, Michael Connelly, and John Grisham. James Patterson has redefined what it means to be a working author, and I read his stuff as well. And I'm greatly influenced by all sorts of nonfiction, as well. I read all the time, and I'm a bit of a magpie about the topics -- science, economics, finance, politics, history, mathematics, engineering, biomechanics, medicine... It's a big world out there, and I love learning more about it. Many of those topics find their way into my fiction, so I can justify it all as "research."
Q: The Sam Jameson series has become quite a phenomenon. What do you think has been the driving force behind the books' success?
A: I think Sam has something of a unique voice. She says the things we all wish we could say, and she gets away with it about half of the time. The other half of the time, not so much. I think she's also a very human heroine. She has plenty of flaws and weaknesses, yet she accomplishes some amazing things. She's kind of like every one of us in that regard, which resonates.
Q: You have developed personal relationships with your readers over the years, which is unusual in the publishing business. Was that a conscious choice?
A: Absolutely. Books are intimate things. They occupy a person's mind and thoughts for hours at a time. Good books leave a lasting impression, and great books might even change the way we think about things, but all books are a relationship. I felt that Big Publishing did a great job of distributing novels, but at the cost of constructing an enormous barrier between writers and readers. But I always wanted a conversation. I wanted to learn from my readers, to hear what's on their minds, to listen to their criticism and hopefully improve the books I write. It's been extremely rewarding.
About the Author
He writes edgy fiction. He's probably on the NSA watch list. He buys guns, gold, and real estate. He still flies airplanes, but not the fast ones.
He likes it when the good guys are a little bad and the villains make you question your beliefs. Like Sam, the heroine in his novels, Lars has a foul mouth, a big heart, and a caustic sense of humor. He doesn't watch the news.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is such an exciting, well crafted, fast paced book. Characters are well developed and colorful. Sam Jameson and her boyfriend Brock will keep you turning the pages and you won't want to put the book down. The book is full of unexpected twists and turns and it's difficult to determine who the good guys are! Wow!