James Lawler’s novel, In the Twinkling of an Eye, takes readers on a heart pounding, thrilling journey. I always say that writers write what they know. This espionage thriller fits right into that statement. Filled with several compelling themes, the novel focuses on a Russian-North Korean conspiracy to develop a devastating biological weapon for assassination, terror, and genocide. James Lawler, the author, is a senior CIA operations officer who has spent his career battling the spread of weapons of mass destruction.