M.A. Lawson is the pen name for award-winning novelist Mike Lawson, a former senior civilian executive for the U.S. Navy, and creator of the nine novels in the Joe DeMarco series, includingHouse Odds, House Divided, and The Second Perimeter, as well as the Kay Hamilton novels Rosarito Beach, Viking Bay, and K Street.
“This thrilling sequel will not disappoint.”—Library Journal
“[A] fine action thriller…Kay is a great character: smart, tough, and uncompromising… This makes for much more compelling reading than if she had been a ‘he.’”—Booklist
“[A] well-paced follow-up to 2013’s Rosarito Beach… Lawson’s knowledge from a career as a senior executive for the U.S. Navy gives muscle to a plot bound by the obscure intentions and covert operations of intelligence work… Kay’s tendency to act before she thinks keeps the plot whizzing along.”—Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR ROSARITO BEACH
“Grabs you by the throat… the writing’s lyrical, the plot is breathtaking, and the characters, the good ones and bad, are utterly compelling.”—New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver
“I love tough guys, even when they're gals, and Glock-toting, fast-thinking, wise-cracking DEA agent Kay Hamilton is one of the toughest going.”—Stephen Hunter, bestselling author of The Third Bullet and I, Sniper
“Lawson has written a great start to a promising new series, with a gripping story line and a gutsy, likable heroine. Readers who enjoy fast-paced thrillers and detective novels with a female protagonist who’s fully developed, vulnerable, and intriguing will gobble this one up and ask for more.”—Library Journal, starred review
“With this new character and proposed series, Lawson shows his breadth of talent. I will read anything he writes—his prose is so smooth, his plotting so engaging and his pacing near perfect.”—George Easter, Deadly Pleasures Magazine
“[A] novel that goes beyond edgy to explosive and introduces a character whose future exploits promise further excitement.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Mike 'M.A.' Lawson hits his stride in a big way with Rosarito Beach, featuring the impressive debut of DEA agent Kay Hamilton. This is T. Jefferson Parker’s brilliant Charlie Hood series on steroids with just enough Elmore Leonard (Riding the Rap) thrown in for good measure. Flat-out great.”—Jon Land, Providence Journal
“A highly promising debut.”—Adam Woog, Seattle Times
“It’s no surprise if this new series hooks you…. Kay impresses both by her recognition of the reality of her job and her courage in trying anyway.... [Lawson’s] trademark caustic humor and dialogue zing on almost every page.”—Michele Ross, Cleveland Plain Dealer
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