Lisa De Pasquale

Summer may be winding down, but there are still a few weeks left to relax with a good book at the beach or on a hammock in the shade. Luckily, Middle Man by David Rich is out this week to take you into Labor Day weekend.

In the sequel to Caravan of Thieves, the story follows Lt. Rollie Waters in a mission to find the graves of American soldiers that contain money from Saddam Hussein’s regime during the second Iraq War. Posing an investment banker, Waters sets out to find out who perpetrated the scheme. Waters’ journey has him imagining conversations with his deceased father, a con man killed because he was suspected of stealing the money his son is now hunting down in Iraq. New York Times best-selling author Ace Atkins said, “From the first bullet to the last, Middle Man is Ludlum-style action at its best. After reading it straight through, I'm now looking forward to Lieutenant Rollie Waters' next assignment.”

Rich began his writing career in Hollywood, where he wrote several episodes of “MacGyver” and “Stargate SG-1,” as well as the feature film “Renegades” with Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips.

His new book, Middle Man, is fast-paced and filled with twist and turns to make the most of the last weeks of summer.

The De Pasquale's Dozen asks political figures and free market-minded writers and entertainers to take a break from politics and talk about their pop culture obsessions.

1. What one thing would you do as President "just because you could"?

If I were President I would try to sneak out of the White House whenever I could, just call 'road trip,' and head out for some corner of the country where no one expected to see me. Think of the relief it would be to get away from the know-it-alls in D.C.

2. Tell me about your favorite teacher and how he or she influenced your life.

Lisa De Pasquale

Lisa De Pasquale is is a writer in Alexandria, VA. Miss De Pasquale was previously the director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where she oversaw all aspects of the conference from June 2006 to April 2011. Prior to CPAC, she was the program director of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. In 2010, she was named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine in their annual list of top political leaders under 35. She has written articles for and Townhall Magazine, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Washingtonian, the St. Augustine Record, The Washington Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Originally from Florida, Miss De Pasquale received a B.A. from Flagler College in St. Augustine.

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