Skin in the Game

Mystery & Thrillers

By Tomas Byrne

Publisher : Delta Stream Books

Skin in the Game

ABOUT Tomas Byrne

Tomas Byrne
Canadian author Tomas Byrne is a native of Ontario, and received his education at McGill University, York University and the University of Oxford. For twenty years, he worked in London as a lawyer and banker. His novel, Skin in the Game, is a thriller that raises questions about today's co More...



Trapped in a maze of secrets and lies.

What is the “truth” when the numbers get bigger?

When Joe Hawkins left the US State Department, he left international intrigue behind and took a prestigious position as a professor at Oxford University. His younger brother’s disappearance upends his tranquil academic life and plunges him into a world where covert government intelligence meets international high finance. His search for Sam will uncover his brother’s ties to a shadowy London investment firm and an insidious network of international corruption.

Can you trust your memory and senses?

MI6 psychiatrist Kate Farrow has cracked some tough cases, but when faced with a suspected terrorist suffering from torture-induced amnesia, she knows she’s in over her head. The clock is ticking, and Kate must unlock the secrets in his battered psyche to prevent the loss of innocent life. Only by discovering what lies at the core of her own identity will Kate find a way to separate the truth from a shell game of greed and exploitation.

Mystery, suspense, and unexpected romance.

Skin in the Game is an intricately woven story of international political and corporate wrangling that takes readers on a fast-paced journey across Europe and the Middle East. Fans of Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne novels will want to get onboard Tomas Byrne’s new literary thrill ride.

'The Bottom Line: A breathtakingly intense conspiracy thriller ripped straight from the headlines. Brilliant characterization and a riveting global puzzle will have Jason Bourne fans clamoring for Byrne's next installment in the series.' --

'Tomas Byrne's first novel is an ingenious and seamless blend of fast-paced, page-turning, mainstream, at times almost Bondian fiction and something rather more mysterious, even weird and highly literary. This is an outstanding, richly entertaining, effortlessly smart and very promising debut. Skin in the Game is a book that deserves to be widely read and Byrne, already an assured talent, is an author to watch.' -- Karl French, book and film critic, editor and author of Art by Film Directors, Cult Movies, Screen Violence and Apocalypse Now, A Guide