Keep Calm: A Thriller
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"Starts with a bang and never slows down--a very superior high-stakes thriller." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child
When a bombing at 10 Downing Street wounds the Prime Minister and tests Great Britain's resolve, American ex-cop Adam Tatum must confront a conspiracy in the highest halls of power
Former Michigan detective Adam Tatum receives an unexpected offer, a golden opportunity that seems almost too good to be true. He travels to 10 Downing Street to participate in a high-stakes conference. Immediately after his visit, a bomb detonates, wounding the prime minister and placing Adam Tatum squarely in the crosshairs of suspicion.
Sensing a setup, Tatum flees with his family, desperately fighting for survival in an unfamiliar country. The lives of his children, the future of his marriage, and the fate of a nation depend on Tatum exposing the conspirators who pegged him for a fall.
Georgia Turnbull, the chancellor of the exchequer, and Davina Steel, the lead investigator, both stand to gain from the successful manhunt of Adam Tatum. But, as motives emerge and desires ignite, each must decide what they're really after.
Layered plots, crackling dialogue, and propulsive action mark Keep Calm, the riveting debut thriller from award-winning actor, director, and screenwriter Mike Binder.
in motion with Tatum. Come with me, won’t you?” Heaton headed out of the den, motioned for Early to follow, pausing only to turn on a large-screen television. “Georgia, have a drink. Some water’s there on the table. Enjoy them taking the piss out of you on every channel. This won’t be a minute. Jack and I will just be upstairs in the study. Give a shout if you need anything.” Jack looked for Georgia’s nod to follow, which he got. By the time he was out to the foyer, Heaton was already halfway up
United Kingdom, there will be hell to pay.” Her statement read, she turned and burrowed her way back inside the SUV. As the press shouted a barrage of questions to her, she ignored them all. She just kept moving into the truck where once inside she slumped into her seat, settled her body in, and then, as they pulled away from view, quickly and energetically, she began to weep. BEFORE THE BOMBING ■ 1 The best thing about living in Wilmette, Illinois, was how easily Adam Tatum could get to the
finally turned to her and spoke in a tone to let her know he needed her on his side of any argument he was in with her mother. “Trudy, I want you to stick close to us while we’re here in London. I’m not sure what’s going on. I know your mother doesn’t agree with me, but for a variety of reasons that I can’t go into I don’t feel safe here.” “What are you talking about, Daddy? Don’t be silly. London’s the safest city in the world.” “Is it?” “Yes. We’re safe. Grandpa’s looking out for us anyway,
Tiffany in Shoreditch. * * * ADAM MADE KATE promise not to say a word to Tiffany. The kids wouldn’t because they were embarrassed, he knew that—embarrassed and in shock at the thought that their father may once again be involved in an intense criminal scandal. No, the kids weren’t going to be a problem. It was Kate. She would crack soon. It was only a matter of time before she lost her composure, said something to someone she shouldn’t say. He could feel her, a dam ready to burst. As they
how well she thought she knew “Georgia”; how strong she felt the bond between them had grown; and, yes, how madly in love she thought she had fallen. She said nothing. She watched coolly, playing the part of a detached co-worker who had no real opinion one way or the other on the famous woman being profiled. It was later, alone in her bed, in the dark, while she thought of gently kissing the chancellor’s naked body, her head arched back deep into her pillow, when she finally let her face show