With a sharp narrative voice, action-packed and propulsive plot, great characters and a protagonist that rivals Lee Child’s Jack Reacher and Gregg Hurwitz’s Orphan X, The Gatekeeper introduces one of the best new thriller series in years.

THE GATEKEEPER (Dez Limerick #1)
by James Byrne
Minotaur Books/St. Martin’s Press, publication date TBD (voir catalogue)

Dez Limerick is a retired mercenary. In his past life he was a gatekeeper, someone who opens doors that others can’t; but he has put that life behind him. He is checking out sunny California when he finds himself in the wrong place at the right time, interrupting the kidnapping attempt of the daughter of a military equipment corporation’s CEO. As a result, Dez becomes involved in helping her uncover a plot buried deep within her own company—one that turns out to be bigger, more dangerous, and more personal at every turn.

James Byrne is a journalist by day and a novelist by night. He lives in Portland, Oregon. THE GATEKEEPER is the first Dez Limerick thriller.

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