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David Lyons takes us on a journey of deceit, international intrigue, and the brink of a possible nuclear war in WATERS OF OBLIVION. Judge Jock Boucher is at his very best as he attempts to unravel a bees nest of corruption and greed without gettingMoreDavid Lyons takes us on a journey of deceit, international intrigue, and the brink of a possible nuclear war in WATERS OF OBLIVION. Judge Jock Boucher is at his very best as he attempts to unravel a bees nest of corruption and greed without getting stung. ...a must read. A great espionage thriller! –Suspense Magazine“Lyons adeptly keeps the action fast and furious. Powered by an impressively intricate storyline against a backdrop of a looming apocalypse, the renegade heroics of Boucher—“a one-man wrecking crew”—make this an undeniable page-turner. Literary adrenaline.” – Kirkus ReviewThe third in the critically-acclaimed Jock Boucher mystery thriller, action and adventure series, takes this unique and charismatic protagonist to an explosive new level of action from the very first page.What connection could there possibly be between a naval carrier fighter pilot’s tragic death at sea while flying an experimental aircraft employing a new light wave communication technology, and the terrorist bombing of a funeral attended by the entire federal judiciary of Southeast Louisiana?Renegade Cajun Federal District Judge Jock Boucher is asked by the President of the United States to search for an answer. Further deaths bring local Detective Madeleine Toussaint, and Jock’s best friend, New Orleans Police Detective Roscoe Fitch into the realm of his quest. The trio is led to search for one of the most diabolical antagonists in all of thriller fiction—a naturalized American engaged in espionage, turned traitor against his adopted homeland, an arms dealer and assassin who is planning a nuclear attack on the East Coast of the United States.With legal strategies that fans of John Grisham will enjoy, military tactics that will appeal to any Tom Clancy reader, and New Orleans southern gothic elements worthy of a Greg Iles thriller, Lyons’ newest novel is a fast-paced triple threat, and an exciting treatment of what may be the next conflict facing the United States. To see where America’s greatest challenge may lie, look to the seas, look to the Waters of Oblivion.About the AuthorI was born in England, raised in the United States and around the world, my childhood travels dictated by my father’s job. My adult globe-trotting was the result of my own career choice, international law. In my profession I traveled extensively, met and worked with government and business leaders around the planet- with some of the most colorful, charismatic, and occasionally dangerous men on earth. During those years, I did not realize I was building a reservoir of recollections that would someday provide the fodder for my fiction. For whether I take the reader on a walk through the French Quarter of New Orleans, the basements of the US Capitol, the grand hotels of Europe, or a prince’s palace in Arabia, I am dipping into my own well of memories. Most times the reminiscences are pleasant- not always. Occasionally, I recall a certain event in my life and ask myself, how did I get into that mess? Or, more importantly, how did I get out?But they were fascinating years, and their recollection now fuels my imagination.I thank you for reading.