Keep Calm

Keep Calm

Book - 2015
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Former Michigan cop Adam Tatum receives an unexpected offer from Heaton Global Investments, a golden opportunity that seems almost too good to be true. He travels to 10 Downing Street to help implement a new pension program for the British Civil Service. The deal goes off without a hitch--and so does a bomb in the conference room. The Prime Minister is gravely wounded. And the only attendee with a checkered past is Adam Tatum. Sensing a trap, Adam 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 Adam exposing the conspirators who pegged him for a fall. Georgia Turnbull, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Davina Steel, the lead investigator, each stand to gain from the successful manhunt of Adam Tatum. But, as motives emerge and desires excite, each must decide what they're 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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, LLC, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781627793476
162779347X
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 25 cm

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noltec
Aug 07, 2017

This very talented screenwriter, actor, comedian, and director should stick to what he does best, because writing novels is not one of them. Disappointing and completely unplausible.

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jeffreyochsner
Dec 08, 2016

The basic idea/plot of this book is interesting, but the execution is poor. The multiple plots are quite interesting initially, and the book moves along and keeps the reader's interest. The biggest problem is the character development. The characters just do not ring true, especially when we are reading what the characters are thinking. They seem shallow, and they should have more depth than this author is able to give them. Some of the dialog is cheesy too. And then the plot falls apart toward the end of the book. I had the impression that the author wrote himself into a corner and did not know how to end the book. It was just not convincing to me. This book is just not very well written.

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Ediddy
Jun 16, 2016

I loved this book! It kept me enthralled from beginning to end.

nwdeweyfan Mar 15, 2016

I really enjoyed this taut thriller. Binder's experience with screen writing helps the action move with real intensity. The story is good, and this stands up against many current espionage titles out there.

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freedmanalanr
Mar 04, 2016

Stupid, ridiculous waste of time. I have lost a lot of respect for the authors who raved about this book on the dust cover.

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