Sunday, February 3, 2013

6. The Intercept - Dick Wolf

Jeremy Fisk #1
audio read by Peter Ganim
9 discs/ 11.5 hours
Harper Audio, 2013
387 pgs.
Written for adults
Finished 2/3/2013
Genre: Mystery/ Terrorists in NYC after 9/11
Goodreads Rating" 3.96
My Rating:  Liked it/4 (the first two cds seemed, well, boring.  However, right from the beginning of the third disc things got much more interesting and then started moving very quickly.
Acquired at Tucson/Pima Library
Setting:NYC in 2010

My comments:  As I said above, the first two discs were a bit boring and confusing...the time switched back and forth to set up the story.  Not having the book to flip back the pages and double check things might have been the problem.  Then, at the beginning of the third disc, an attempted hijacking on a flight from Sweden to New York is averted to Bangor International Airport.  From there on, the story was very interesting.  Point -of-view switched from one person to another, including the "bad" guys.  Jeremy Fisk had a large part of the story, but the book did not seem to particularly center on him.

Goodreads ReviewDays 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. 

Fisk—from the department’s Intelligence Division, a well-funded anti-terror unit modeled upon the CIA—suspects that the event might also be a warning sign that another, potentially more extraordinary scheme has been set in motion. Fluent in Arabic and the ways of his opponents, Fisk is a rule breaker who follows his gut—even if it means defying those above him in the department’s food chain. So when a passenger from the same plane, a Saudi Arabian national, disappears into the crowds of Manhattan, it’s up to Fisk and his partner Krina Gersten to find him before the celebrations begin. 

Watching each new lead fizzle, chasing shadows to dead ends, Fisk and Gersten quickly realize that their opponents are smarter and more agile than any they have ever faced. Extremely clever and seemingly invisible, they are able to exploit any security weakness and anticipate Fisk’s every move. And time is running out.

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