From a bluff overlooking Georgia’s untamed Chattooga River, an assassin
fires three shots. The president of the United States is wounded; his best
friend and a Secret Service agent are killed. Two days later, a man in
Landover, Maryland, commits suicide and in the man’s home is overwhelming
evidence that he was responsible for the assassination attempt.
General Andy Banks, the secretary of Homeland Security, is nursing a
guilty conscience. Only days before the assassination attempt on the president,
Banks had received a note with a dire warning: “Eagle One is in danger. Cancel
Chattooga River. The inside ring has been compromised. This is not a joke.” The
message—on Secret Service stationery—was signed “An agent in the wrong place.”
Banks immediately passed the note on to Secret Service Director Patrick Donnelly,
who proceeded to ignore it.
Even after the assassin is found dead, Banks is determined to dig a
little deeper. He turns to Speaker of the House John Fitzgerald Mahoney. The speaker
has a guy—an under-the-radar, go-to guy he uses for things like this—things he
can’t afford to have connected to his office. The guy is Joe DeMarco, an honest
lawyer with a sordid family history.
After one meeting with Banks, DeMarco realizes he’s in way over his
head. But Mahoney finds the prospect of taking down Donnelly irresistible and
sets DeMarco on a trail that twists through the Secret Service, the FBI, and
the department of Homeland Security and snakes all the way back to one of the
more enduring mysteries of the twentieth century.
Brimming with suspense, authenticity, and wit, The Inside Ring marks
the debut of a major new talent and introduces a cast of intriguing characters
with many more cases ahead. Download and start listening now!