American Midnight

Mystery & Thrillers, Romance, Young Adult

By Mike Lynch

Publisher : Silver Leaf Books

ABOUT Mike Lynch

Mike Lynch
Mike currently resides in the Bay Area with his wife and two children.  He graduated from San Jose State University in 1986 and San Jose Christian College in 1994.  Mike has written, Dublin, a book chronicling the history of Dublin, CA.  In May 2009, Mike's first novel, When the Sky F More...


Tania Peters had it all--a loving, supportive family, and a future that seemed all but set.  But when her mother is killed in a plane crash in the jungles of Ecuador, her world comes crashing down around her.  As a result, she adopts a live for today philosophy.  Throwing herself into the arms of her boyfriend, Tania seeks all that society says will bring meaning and satisfaction into her life, but she soon realizes this is a lie and begins to fall under the spell of the Unity Party, a political movement that has swept Robert Allen into the White House.  But such allegiances come at a price:  complete and unquestioned loyalty to the Party.  Despite all the "good" the Party does for society, Tania's devotion to the movement is pushed to the limit when her own father, the pastor of Calvary Community Church, is arrested and jailed when he refuses to compromise his religious beliefs.  Forced to decide between her past and her future, Tania rediscovers the faith she has long since abandoned, even though such a decision could cost everything she holds dear, including her life.

"From Page One to The End, novelists Brandon Barr and Mike Lynch capture the readers’ attention and holds them spellbound! American Midnight is a gripping, beautifully-written story that will sometimes (literally!) leave you breathless. I’m adding this one to my ‘Keepers’ shelf!"

--Loree Lough, author of 74 award-winning novels, including the recently-released Tales of the Heart and Prevailing Love





“This latest work from Brandon Barr and Mike Lynch fulfills their promise as authors.  AMERICAN MIDNIGHT is a big, panoramic novel rich with right questions for our era and with characters we can both cheer for and learn from.”

--Bruce McAllister, author of Dream Baby




"American Midnight is a non-stop, compelling read. Several times I was running in the wake of the main character’s footsteps, crying with her and cheering her on."

--Paulette Harris, member of the Lost Genre Guild




"A modern mix of 1984 and The Hiding Place, American Midnight is thought-provoking and chilling, a clarion call for today's culture."

--Chawna Schroeder, Imagination Investigation





"A riveting political thriller. Barr and Lynch have crafted a convicting and timely tale that will entrance readers of various genres. Be sure to pick up this page-turner at your earliest opportunity – lest time run out all too soon.

--Melissa Meeks, Bibliophile's Retreat




''American Midnight is a must read ripped out of today's headlines and masterfully blended with prophetic overtones. Each chapter takes us ever deeper into a web of intrigue...complex and artistically written.  Bible scholar or not Barr & Lynch provide us with not only a great read but also a story that will provoke you to move beyond what you thought was possible.''

--Lisa Collins,




"Torn from tomorrow's headlines, American Midnight is a fast-paced ride with a touch of romance that is sure to hold you enthralled!"

--Amy Deardon, author of A Lever Long Enough




"With conspiracies on every side, suspense, romance and more, American Midnight is a cautionary tale examining family and what it means to take a stand for God.  It handles some difficult questions, but the answers aren't always as neat and pat as we would like."

--Cathi Hassan, Cathi's Chatter