Full Breach

Blue Warp Series

Fiction - Suspense
423 Pages
Reviewed on 01/13/2018
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Author Biography

N. Lawrence Mann is an American author. His works are largely described as suspenseful, but frequently incorporate components of fantasy, science fiction, and humor.

A native of Michigan, Mann was born in Detroit and spent his formative years in Kalamazoo. Years later, his family moved to Phoenix Arizona where he attended high school. While still an impressionable teen, Mann began to enjoy books such as the Count of Monte Cristo and novels by authors such as Clive Barker and Dean Koontz, which led to his interests in sci-fi and fantasy. "It was Clive Barker's Imajica that showed me the negligible difference between the art of songwriting and storytelling," says Mann.

Mann became an indefatigable reader and writer at an early age. In fact, he received his first recognition as a writer in kindergarten, winning a young author's contest.

After spending many years as a songwriter and creating soundtracks for independent films, Mann returned to school studying film, media and small business at Arizona State University. While this gave him the credentials for a professional career in those fields, his desire to create proved, yet again, too powerful to ignore. He felt the time was appropriate to turn dreams into goals, and goals into stories.

Mann injects realism into his work themed with elements of self-destruction and addiction, the world with which he is familiar after struggling for several years with his own demons.

N. Lawrence Mann currently lives in Boston and often commutes to Los Angeles.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Full Breach by N. Lawrence Mann is a splendid entry in the Blue Warp Series, an engaging, suspenseful read with characters that are genuinely flawed and imbued with a strong sense of humanity. A brilliant tale of addiction and redemption, the thriller follows Brennen Reynold, a songwriter whose addiction only grows stronger, plunging him into a mental quagmire, with troubling dreams and severe headaches. Then there is the cat that comes into the scenario. Brennen finds himself in great trouble when he becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation, thanks to his warped mind and unusual dreams. But then he meets a mysterious girl, Beth, who has just escaped from a cult and is being tracked by her prophet and his cronies. Bound together by their common need for refuge, the two undertake a journey in search of answers, while struggling to stay a step ahead of their pursuers. Can they find healing for their troubled souls and understand why they suddenly became fugitives?

Intelligently plotted and beautifully written, Full Breach features compelling characters, a strong plot, and a well-developed conflict. The reader will like the protagonist right from the beginning of the story and the psychological intensity of the conflict is arresting. N. Lawrence Mann has the rare gift of leading readers into the minds of the characters and letting them feel their mental pain, their emotional turmoil. One gets to love the characters and want to know what becomes of them. The themes are so well developed and the author seems to have a strong grasp of what it feels like to be addicted. I particularly loved the fact that Beth and Brennen are fugitives, each of them with their load of problems. This is an engrossing read for anyone who loves stories with psychological depth and emotional intensity.