The Second List Books

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

– Benjamin Franklin

The Second List

Patrick Rooper, an investigative journalist and ex-Navy SEAL, is looking forward to his upcoming wedding when a rich socialite walks into his office and offers a lucrative assignment. To retrieve a document from the Swiss Alps seems easy enough for someone with Patrick’s accolades, but unbeknownst to him, the undertaking poses an existential threat to someone powerful—someone desperate to stop him at any cost.

The socialite’s granddaughter, Susan, gets pulled into the unfolding events and narrowly escapes a deadly assassin. When chance unites her with Patrick, the duo must solve the mystery around the document if they want to survive. But with every revelation, the seemingly impossible effort to save their lives draws them even deeper into danger. After a chase halfway around the world, the pair makes a fateful discovery.

The Second List is a gripping thriller full of plot twists, perfect for the fans of high-paced, international mystery novels.

Max Bridges was born and raised in Switzerland. After successful studies at the renowned Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, and Columbia University, New York, opportunity brought him to Southern California, where he now lives with his wife, two daughters and a dog.

As in any discipline of his creative work, the concept behind is not only present but always paramount, the final product merely a conclusion of its developed narrative. The push into the media of typed words seems nothing more than a logical extension to his already expansive portfolio spanning architecture, design, and photography.

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