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The Intercept

A Jeremy Fisk Novel

By Dick Wolf

The Intercept
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2013,
    400 pages.

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Four days before the July Fourth holiday and the dedication of the new Freedom Tower building at ground zero in New York City, five passengers and a flight attendant bravely foil the hijacking of a commercial jet over the Atlantic Ocean. Thrust into the national spotlight, "The Six" as they are dubbed by the media, become instant celebrities, hailed for their bravery. But iconoclastic New York Police detective Jeremy Fisk believes there's more to this than a simple open-and-shut case of an attempted terrorist act. Fisk - from the department's Intelligence Division, a well-funded anti-terror unit modeled upon the CIA - suspects that this might be only a diversion and in reality the early warning signal that another, potentially more devastating attack is imminent.

Another passenger, a Saudi Arabian national, has disappeared into the crowds of Manhattan and now it's up to Fisk to find him before the holiday celebrations begin. Watching each promising new lead fizzle, chasing shadows to dead ends, Fisk and his partner, Krina 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 every security weakness and anticipate Fisk's every move. And time is running out.

Dick Wolf makes his literary debut with this extraordinary tale - a tense, driving drama reminiscent of the classic The Day of the Jackal - filled with the ingenious twists and high-wire drama we have come to expect from this master storyteller.

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"Starred Review. A spectacular fiction debut ... A pulsating plotline. Clever characters. Dramatic dialogue. Surprising twists. All make for an edge-of-your-seat read that will have thriller fans eagerly awaiting the next series installment." - Library Journal

"Wolf's take on the American media's obsession with celebrity, and the way these characters cope with it and with one another, provides some of the book's finest moments. The Intercept doesn't quite measure up to the best of the thriller genre - to the likes of John Sanford and Joseph Finder - but Wolf, an Emmy-winning screenwriter, director, and TV producer, is off to a promising start as a novelist." - Publishers Weekly

"Dick Wolf has proven he's a master storyteller in any form. The Intercept is gripping, telling and timely. Bottom line: It's a great read!" - Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Witness

"Dick Wolf's The Intercept is nail-biting, page-turning, twisty suspense. Warning: If you value sleep, don't start this one late at night." - Harlan Coben #1 New York Times bestselling author of Stay Close

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Rated 5 of 5 of 5 by Becky H
The Intercept
Be ready for heart pounding excitement when this novel reaches its climax. Jeremy Fisk is an NYPD detective assigned to Intelligence. His job – find out if the terrorist who attempted to hijack the airliner was nut case who was working alone or is he part of a sinister plot to attack the heart of America by killing the 6 intrepid citizens who foiled the hijacker.
If you like intelligent thrillers you will love this first of a series. Great characters, clear plotting, enough clues to keep the mystery fans guessing. Only one small gripe that can’t be revealed without giving away an essential plot detail. So no spoilers here – you’ll just have to read the book!

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Dick Wolf, an award-winning writer, director, producer, and creator, is the architect of one of the most successful brands in the history of television - NBC's Law & Order, the longest running scripted show in television history. He has won numerous awards, including two Emmys, a Grammy, and an Edgar. This is his first novel and the first in a series featuring NYPD Detective Jeremy Fisk. He lives in Montecito, California.

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