Meet my doppelgänger (the guy, not the dog):
His name is Michael Laurence and he writes mainstream thrillers. He recently signed a HUGE deal with St. Martin’s Press for a series revolving around an insidious entity known as The Thirteen. The first book, THE EXTINCTION AGENDA, is currently going through the editing process, after which a publication date will be set. It’s slated to be a major release in hardcover with a ton of publisher support, so the editor is taking his time to make sure everything is perfect each and every step along the way. To say the author is overwhelmed would be an understatement.
One could make a case for THE COYOTE being the first Laurence book. CONDEMNED is also fairly similar in style, if you’re wondering what to expect. He’ll write a book a year for St. Martin’s, while I’ll continue publishing the darker stuff you’ve come to expect from me under the McBride banner. Between us, we ought to be beyond busy for the foreseeable future, but that’s a wonderful thing. Not everyone gets a chance to live his dream. He and I both owe a debt of gratitude to all of you, without whom this wouldn’t be possible. Watch for a ton of new work from both of us in the not-so-distant future (see The BIG News, Parts 1 and 2).
And now a little about THE EXTINCTION AGENDA:
While searching for the man who killed his wife, FBI Special Agent James Mason uncovers a shadow organization on the brink of enacting its genocidal agenda and a sinister mass murderer who’s been photographed at the epicenter of every historical pandemic since the outbreak of the Spanish Flu in 1918—without appearing to age.
Mason’s quest for answers takes him from the criminal underbelly of Denver to its untouchable elite, from a dark union at the turn of the last century to a network of Nazi collaborators and a plot for global financial domination. Aided by his longtime friends—a corporate espionage gun-for-hire and a sin merchant of questionable morality—Mason uncovers a conspiracy against mankind more than a century in the making. A conspiracy to unleash a deadly virus and make a killing in the process.