Devolution: Book One of The Devolution Trilogy

Devolution: Book One of The Devolution Trilogy

by John Casey
Devolution: Book One of The Devolution Trilogy

Devolution: Book One of The Devolution Trilogy

by John Casey



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Michael Dolan is a stoic perfectionist and former combat pilot with a dark and labyrinthine psyche and troubled past. While working a staff job in Washington, D.C. he is approached by the Central Intelligence Agency with an improbable request—to help them forestall impending terror attacks in Europe. He agrees and is sent undercover to Paris, France, a place from his past marked by tragedy. The Agency is aware of his history, but have no other options, and time is running out. Dolan is not a trained spy, but he is a world-class martial artist with a Special Operations background and a photographic memory. He quickly takes to the task of infiltrating the terrorist cell by rekindling an old friendship and passing on what he learns. As his deep-cover role in Operation EXCISE plays out, however, Dolan's past begins to catch up with him, causing him to lose faith in his handler and the Agency. With no one to trust and the enemy closing in, he must choose whether to follow orders in the face of failure or go it alone.

Fans of Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Identity will appreciate the internecine struggle and cryptic complexity of the protagonist, as will readers of Tom Clancy’s Patriot Games, who will appreciate a page-turner about an unlikely spy thrust into adversity, only to emerge the strongest and most capable of them all.

DEVOLUTION is book one in the Devolution Trilogy, a psychological spy thriller series. Books two and three, EVOLUTION and REVELATION, round out the compelling series.

On Devolution and Evolution: “Casey has accomplished the nearly impossible, to follow up his singular, thrilling, and insightful debut novel with an even more impressive sequel. Michael Dolan is one of the deepest characters I’ve seen in this type of fiction. As someone who knows more than a little bit about the clandestine world, the book is a crisp, hard-hitting and realistic yarn that will leave you wanting more.” —U.S. AMBASSADOR LUIS MORENO (assisted in the pursuit of Pablo Escobar and led implementation of Plan Colombia)

“Those seeking a seat-of-your pants thriller will find Devolution a fine story that is riveting and hard to put down." —Midwest Book Review

“Casey’s frank and realistic interplay among the principals draws you into a complicated plot about believable challenges, both in the field and inside the walls of counterintelligence operations. His craftsmanship is evident as the plot progresses until the tension becomes too fervent to put aside.” —JAMES WHITE, author of Borders in Paradise

“With granular detail of terror networks, spy craft, and deft depictions of the psychological calculations between handler and operative, spy and target, US and foreign governments, Casey’s tale keeps the reader turning the pages!” —CAROL LaHINES, author of Someday Everything Will All Make Sense

Product Details

BN ID: 2940164861674
Publisher: PHiR Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2021
Series: The Devolution Trilogy
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 597 KB

About the Author

JOHN CASEY is a novelist and Pushcart Prize-nominated poet from New Hampshire. He is the author of Devolution, Evolution, and Revelation, which comprise The Devolution Trilogy, a psychological spy thriller series. Casey is also the author of Raw Thoughts: A Mindful Fusion of Poetic and Photographic Art, and Meridian: A Raw Thoughts Book. Raw Thoughts was nominated for the Griffin Poetry Prize and National Book Award. Casey co-authored The Barn: A Novell Mystery as well. His poetry has been featured internationally in numerous literary journals and magazines. A Veteran combat and test pilot with a Master of Arts from Florida State University, Casey also served in the Defense Intelligence Agency as a Diplomat and International Affairs Strategist at U.S. embassies in Germany and Ethiopia, the Pentagon, and elsewhere. He is passionate about fitness, nature, and the human spirit and inspired by the incredible spectrum of people, places and cultures he has experienced in life.

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