Saturday, December 21, 2019

"The Network"

L.C. Shaw is the pen name of internationally bestselling author Lynne Constantine who also writes psychological thrillers with her sister as Liv Constantine. Her family wonder if she is actually a spy, and never knows what to call her. She has explored coral reefs all over the world, sunken wrecks in the South Pacific, and fallen in love with angelfish in the Caribbean. Constantine is a former marketing executive and has a Master’s in Business from Johns Hopkins University. When editing her work, she loves to procrastinate by spending time on social media, and when stuck on a plot twist has been known to run ideas by her Silver Labrador and Golden Retriever who wish she would stop working and play ball with them. Her work has been translated into 27 languages and is available in over 31 countries.

Shaw applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, The Network, and reported the following:
From page 69:
His face is expressionless as it was when he first picked us up, and I wonder at his lack of affect. I have an urge to reach out and poke him, try to provoke a reaction. But of course, I don’t. I make my face a mask and follow along with everyone as if this is the most natural thing in the world. We are led to an elevator and line up to go down in groups. No one speaks while we wait our turn.
This page is from a chapter from the point of view of Maya, a young medical student who is beginning an internship at The Institute, a secluded campus in upstate New York. Her story runs parallel to the main story in The Network but takes place in the early seventies. So it is not directly representative of the book as the two main characters, Jack and Taylor, are in present time, however, her story sets the backstory for what is happening in the present. The antagonist, Damon Crosse, is seen in both the past and present narratives.
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