Oceanview Publishing Releases Manhattan Lockdown by Paul Batista in Hardcover and Digital Formats

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Oceanview Publishing Releases Manhattan Lockdown by Paul Batista in Hardcover and Digital Formats. (Thriller/Suspense $26.95, 336 pages, ISBN: 978-1608091973, 7/19/2016)

Manhattan Lockdown by Paul Batista

Batista knows his way around Manhattan and it shows in this battle of wills, where the tension and turmoil add up to high stakes suspense, the pages hot enough to singe your fingers.

The Story:
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?

Reviews:
"A solid thriller that will keep action-craving readers interested."
―Booklist

“This terrific book takes the reader into an all-out battle for the mean streets of Manhattan as some of the worlds most treasured and recognized symbols are blown sky high by terrorists. Police Commissioner Carbone bursts onto the scene as the most frightening and unforgettable character in modern suspense/thrillers. Question is: will her very belligerent attitude and actions succeed or will they bury the U.S. in a far greater and more deadly disaster? It’s hard to not tell the secrets of this one…just know that not one page of this book can be missed! “
―Suspense Magazine

“Batista knows his way around Manhattan and it shows in this battle of wills, where the tension and turmoil add up to high stakes suspense, the pages hot enough to singe your fingers.”
―Steve Berry, New York Times best-selling author of The Patriot Threat

“Manhattan Lockdown is about as terrifyingly timely as it gets. Paul Batista's provocative tale of a game-changing terrorist attack in New York City is both a superb procedural thriller and stark morality tale. Riveting and relentless.”
―Jon Land, USA Today best-selling author of Strong Light of Day

“Manhattan Lockdown brings 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 of The Newsmakers

About the Author:
Paul Batista is a novelist and television personality, as well as 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 TV, CNN, HLN and WNBC. He’s also appeared in the HBO movie, You Don’t Know Jack, starring Al Pacino.

A prolific writer of legal thrillers, 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 Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The National Law Journal.

Death’s Witness, Batista’s debut novel, 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. Learn more at http://www.paulbatistabooks.com

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