The Envelope: A Jake Palmer Novel

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“A masterful use of clarity and detail provide an exciting and authentic look into the world of counterfeit medicine and money laundering. I highly recommend this exciting and enjoyable book.”
William R. Anderson, US Customs Service Special Agent (Retired) and former member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

“…be prepared to binge-read this brain-splitting international mystery.”
Tom Wise, author of Life on Base: Quantico Cave

“The Envelope kept me in suspense from page to page following Jake…A thrilling, enjoyable read!”
Barbara McNally, author of Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife

“Jake Palmer is back on the job in this action-packed thriller from Ron McManus…A fast-paced adventure set in some of the world’s most picturesque places, The Envelope is a book that you simply cannot put down.”
Darin Gibby, author of Gil and The Vintage Club

“Ron McManus has blessed us with another Jake Palmer high adventure…Exceptionally well-written and several notches beyond exciting…A warning though—make sure your docket is free for the day, because once you pick up this beauty, you’re hooked.”
Larry Lindsey, Retired Naval Officer, Vietnam Veteran, and Author of Stump!


Former Navy Seal turned consultant Jake Palmer is in New York with his London-based love interest Fiona Collins when he has a seemingly chance encounter with a US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agent. Moments later the agent is gunned down, and Palmer is left with an envelope containing a cryptic note from the agent and information related to a counterfeit medicine case involving a drug manufactured by the company where Collins works. After an unexpected event makes the case personal to Palmer, he teams with the HSI special agent now in charge of the case. Together, they pursue those behind a global counterfeit medicine and money-laundering operation. As the case enfolds, Palmer makes a startling discovery that raises his personal stake in the outcome even higher and reveals the real reason the murdered HSI agent wanted him involved.

With those closest to him now in danger and more patients dying from taking a medication that contains almost none of the life-saving ingredient, time is running out. The search for answers takes Palmer to London, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast, each step moving him closer to a confrontation with one of the world’s most dangerous assassins, former Russian Spetsnaz operator Viktor Utkin. The Envelope will keep you up at night and make you question those medicines that seem to change shape and color each time you refill them.