First Line Friday — Broker of Lies

29 Sep

Next month’s book club pick is Broker of Lies by Steven James. I started it a couple of nights ago and can attest to the fact it will keep you on the edge of your seat! James is a favorite of mine. He always delivers the thrills, the chills, and all the hold-your-breath action. Have you read it yet? What did you think?

Here’s the opening:

Zoe Hughes eyed the door. “He’s in there?”

The man who knows all our secrets has a secret of his own.

When Travis Brock, a high-level Pentagon redactor with an eidetic memory, finds a clue to solving the tragic arson that took his wife from him, he risks everything to find the truth—and chances losing himself in the process.

With a terror attack looming on the horizon and a pair of assassins on his tail, Brock drops off the grid and joins forces with a disavowed Homeland Security operative. Together they race to stop the attack before Brock is neutralized by the people he trusts the most.

From critically acclaimed, bestselling novelist Steven James comes a smart, wire-tight, and emotionally resonant thriller that asks just how far across the line we might go to see justice carried out.

Steven James’s latest thriller, BROKER OF LIES, is a smart, wire-tight, and emotionally resonant thriller that launches a new series featuring a world of intrigue and espionage where truth can be a commodity or a weapon. The second in the series, FATAL DOMAIN, releases in 2024 and is available for pre-order now!

As an acclaimed keynote speaker and in-demand storyteller, Steven is equipped with a unique master’s degree in storytelling and has taught writing and storytelling on five continents, speaking more than 2000 times at events spanning the globe.

He is also the critically acclaimed author of eighteen suspense novels. His sci-fi novel, SYNAPSE, a near-future thriller, received starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and was a finalist for an International Book Award.

When Steven isn’t writing or speaking, you’ll find him playing basketball or hiking near his home in the Appalachian Highlands of eastern Tennessee.

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2 Responses to “First Line Friday — Broker of Lies”

  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz September 29, 2023 at 8:26 am #

    I’m glad you are enjoying this one.

  2. Nicole Santana September 29, 2023 at 11:11 pm #

    I’m currently reading Can’t Help Falling by Courtney Walsh. I love this book so much!!!
    “My Chad date was…fine.”
    I hope you have a great weekend. 😀❤️📚

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