Keep Calm by Mike BinderStarts 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 Britains 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 theyre 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.
Keep Calm and Curry On
But he's looking to turn his novel, Keep Calm , into an action thriller. Working from his own book should help cut down on the sort of clashes that hindered work on films such as Fifty Shades Of Gray , though if Binder the novelist argues with Binder the filmmaker, that could be quite the confrontation to watch. Keep Calm , which isn't scheduled to hit bookshelves until next month — but has been snapped up in rights form by New Line — blends current events, conspiracy and politics as an American man is caught up in an international incident and the British government tasks an MI6 officer with bringing him in. There's no word on when Binder might start work on this, but it's just the latest tome he's adapting for New Line, on the heels of his work on The Napkin Notes , which is being produced by Reese Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard company. First Teasers For M. Night Shyamalan's Apple Series Servant.
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