Book #1.5 in the Mike Walton series, published 2016
Former counterterrorism expert Simon Gervais’ debut novel, THE THIN BLACK LINE, was an immediate sensation and an international bestseller, drawing raves from bestselling authors Steve Berry (“Realistic, vivid, dramatic, this is a story told by someone who knows what he’s talking about”), David Morell (“A high-speed, break-neck, turbo-charged thriller that takes readers behind the scenes of the war on terrorism”), and others, along with reviewers such as Ottawa Life, which called THE THIN BLACK LINE, “A fascinating look into Canada’s covert operations, complemented by loveable and heroic characters you will find yourself rooting for.” Now those characters are back in a sequel novella that puts them on a mission with potentially devastating consequences.
A LONG GRAY LINE pits the International Market Stabilization Institute – a privately funded organization operating outside official channels to protect North America’s financial interests – against two foes at the same time. One could decimate the American stock market and throw the entire world economy into a tailspin. The other is a piece of unfinished business from their last operation that could be even more destructive. Their ability to act in the face of confounding choices will have an effect on the future for years to come.
Featuring Mike and Lisa Walton – the husband-and-wife team of operatives who led the charge in THE THIN BLACK LINE – A LONG GRAY LINE is a thriller so packed with action and tension that it contains enough excitement for stories four times its size.