Saturday, March 2, 2013

The Intercept by Dick Wolf

by:  Dick Wolf
published by:  William Morrow
publish date:  January 2013

Days before the July Fourth holiday and the dedication of One World Trade Center at Ground Zero, an incident aboard a commercial jet over the Atlantic Ocean reminds everyone that vigilance is not a task to be taken lightly. But for iconoclastic New York Police detective Jeremy Fisk, it may also be a signal that there is much more to this case than the easy answer: that this is just the work of another lone terrorist.

When 6 people aboard an airplane stop an attempted hijacking they instantly become celebrities.  They are The Six and everyone wants to know them especially this holiday weekend when One World Trade Center is being dedicated.  However, Jeremy Fisk feels there is more going on with this case and he's going to find out what it is.

The case becomes extremely complicated and full of smoke and mirrors.  The story is fascinating and it's an interesting look at the unconventional face of militant Islamic terrorists.  One wouldn't expect a Caucasian nurse in suburban New York to be a terrorist, but this book explores that idea.  There are some other very unexpected players in the plot, but I don't want to say which ones because that would give away the big twist at the end.

The Intercept was a fantastic political thriller/mystery.  Dick Wolf knocked it out the park with his first book and I can't wait to read more of Jeremy Fisk.  This book is labeled Fisk #1 so I'm assuming that means it'll be the first in a series.   If you're a fan of Vince Flynn or James Patterson, I think you'd like this book.

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