Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Showcase - Manhattan Lockdown - Paul Batista

Today I'm showcasing a brand new offering by Paul Batista released just yesterday by Oceanview publishing. I'm sure once you read the timely, chilling premise you like I will be ready to dig into the pages!

ISBN-13: 9781608091973
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 07/19/2016
Length: 336pp
Buy It: B&N/Amazon/Kobo/IndieBound


A birthday party on a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the guest of honor, Roland Fortune, mayor of New York City.
Suddenly multiple explosions rock the entire building. This is not an accident, not a gas leak, but a heinous act of terrorism. Among the injured is the mayor himself, and although he survives, but the woman he loves does not. Ultimately the death toll exceeds 1700 people. And the terrorism does not stop there. As the city’s other iconic sites are targeted, the mayor throws Manhattan into lockdown.
In the chaos that ensues, law enforcement groups converge on New York City. The FBI, Homeland Security, the Armed Forces, even the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the President, come to the aid of the New York City Police Department.
Amidst this massive joint effort, only New York City Police Commissioner Gina Carbone is closing in on the terrorists. Her tactics well outside legal bounds, her cell operating in total secrecy, Gina takes vigilantism to a new level. Will her extremely aggressive actions succeed—or plunge the city into further catastrophe?


"From its literally explosive first pages through its literally explosive last pages, Manhattan Lockdownbrings us into a battle for the streets of Manhattan as the city's most treasured icons are blown apart by terrorists. Arising from the chaos, Gina Carbone, New York City's Police Commissioner, explodes on the scene as the most chilling and memorable protagonist in modern thrillers."
—Lis Wiehl, New York Times best-selling author

"Manhattan Lockdown is engrossing from first page to the last. Great for a beach read. Don't miss it. And if you are planning to be in New York, you could also use the novel as a guide to the city's attractions."
—Mary Ann Smyth, BookLoons

"Simply amazing. When you start this book, set aside a few hours. You will definitely not want to put it down. Paul Batista is such a talent. The story gets straight into it in the first few pages.... The story moves along at a good pace, with plenty of things happening, all the way through to a great ending. I can see why the author has received 5 stars for his other books, well deserved. Add this book to your reading list, you won’t be disappointed."
—Goodreads review
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Meet Paul:
Paul Batista, novelist and television personality, is one of the most widely known trial lawyers in the country. As a trial attorney, he specializes in federal criminal litigation. As a media figure, he is known for his regular appearances as guest legal commentator on a variety of television shows including,Court TVCNN, HLNand WNBC. He’s also appeared in the HBO movie, You Don’t Know Jack, starring Al Pacino.
A prolific writer, Batista authored the leading treatise on the primary federal anti-racketeering statute,Civil RICO Practice Manual, which is now in its third edition (Wiley & Sons, 1987; Wolters Kluwer, 2008). He has written articles for The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The National Law Journal.
Batista’s debut novel, Death’s Witness, was awarded a Silver Medal by the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Batista is a graduate of Bowdoin College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and Cornell Law School. He’s proud to have served in the United States Army. Paul Batista lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this Debbie!

  2. Wow! Yeah, this does sound exciting. Thanks for sharing about it, Debbie!

  3. Wow..this one sounds like a real page turner Debbie!

    1. I knew you'd be curious my fellow thriller lover ;-)

  4. His books do look interesting. I have one of them on my tbr pile I believe. I'm liking the cover on this one :)

    1. Yes his books have always sounded interesting to me too and I have several on my pile ;-)