MEET THE NEW GUY:
Sean Malloy is a new kind of hero for a new era. With a degree in Forensic Psychology from Berkeley, Malloy is a former FBI profiler and violent crimes investigator for the U.S. Department of Defense. After losing his appetite for betrayal at the hands of the Director of the CIA and various ranking members of the military high command, he has quit and returned home to his native Sierra foothills in Northern California to grow medical cannabis and live a quiet life. That life is all tranquility and bliss until Federal Prosecutor Roxanne Lee threatens him with the destruction of his farm and prison if he won’t help her investigate a case of huge national importance. At the end of a perilous trial-by-fire adventure explored in THE FORCED HAND, a relationship of strong mutual respect has been forged between them, and another chapter of his life has begun.
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THE FORCED HAND A SEAN MALLOY NOVEL
After a twenty-year absence from the crime thriller world, bestselling author Christopher Newman makes an electrifying return with The Forced Hand, a gritty novel of suspense, high-treason, and murder featuring former FBI profiler and Department of Defense special violent crimes investigator, Sean Malloy.
When federal prosecutor Roxanne Lee is confronted with a case involving money laundering and political corruption that could bring down the current administration, details of Malloy’s past work make him uniquely qualified to help her unravel this conspiracy and bring a cohort of immensely wealthy and high-profile men to justice. After she forces him out of retirement with the threat of prosecution for violating federal cannabis laws, Malloy’s initial reluctance turns into a grudging admiration for this iron-willed prosecutor as his harrowing and potentially lethal investigation quickly uncover the truth behind a conspiracy involving prominent politicians and the CEOs of the largest oil companies in the world; one that could ultimately bring down the President of the United States.
His trail ultimately leads Malloy from the Sierra foothills of California to an opulent Thoroughbred horse farm outside Lexington, Kentucky owned by Sheikh Wadji Nawal, brother of the Sultan of Qatar and one of the wealthiest men in the world. How exactly is the sheikh connected to a crooked horse breeding syndicate headed up by his nephew Hassan and Chinese financier George Quan? Who else does their nefarious scheme involve other than the U.S. Vice-president and several of his most influential political cronies? What are they aiming to do with the illegal money they are raising? How can the beautiful Zafirah Hatim, a Colombia-educated Bedouin princess forced into marriage with Hassan against her will, help Malloy in his quest for the sordid truth? Why would the principals in this conspiracy rather see Malloy and Roxanne Lee dead before the depths of their malfeasance are brought to light?
To find the answers to these questions and dozens more, a reader will need to buckle up and get ready for the kind of intrigue and adventure that very few authors in the suspense thriller realm can write as well as Christopher Newman does. Hang on tight. The intricate plot of The Forced Hand is the wildest suspense thriller ride of 2023!
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