Monday, December 27, 2010

Douglas Alan's Circle of Lies

Douglas Alan's debut novel, Circle of Lies, immediately captures your attention and draws you in, making for an enjoyable, fast-paced thriller with intriguing characters from cover to cover. The story centers on Atlanta attorney, John Delaney, as he struggles to maintain the innocence of and defend his child friend, Ted Jordan, who has been accused of murdering his law partner and embezzling half a million dollars from the firm. While all of the signs point to Ted's guilt, John discovers that the intrigue goes much deeper, involving a drug company and federal agents. The book is well-written, exhibits excellent character and plot development, and has all of the elements of suspense to make for a page-turning, riveting read; it is possible that Circle of Lies may become a major motion picture, transforming a phenomenal thriller from a book to a movie.