Four days before the dedication of the new Freedom Tower at ground zero in New York City, five passengers and a flight attendant bravely foil the hijacking of a commercial jet en route to the city. Thrust into the national spotlight, 'The Six' become instant celebrities, hailed for their bravery. But iconoclastic New York Police investigator Jeremy Fisk believes there's more to this than a simple open-and-shut terrorism case.
Fisk - from the department's Intelligence Division - suspects that in reality this is an early warning signal that another potentially more devastating attack is imminent. Fisk and his team spring into action, but as each promising new lead fizzles to nothing they realise that their opponents are smarter and more dangerous than anyone they've faced before. The seemingly invisible enemy is able to exploit every security weakness, anticipating Fisk's every move. And time is running out until ground zero day....
©2013 Dick Wolf (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers
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This was a well written story with believable characters and a good plot. There is a good twist to the plot as well.
I thought the story was quite believable in this current climate.
I liked both of the cops and the flaws they displayed which helped me warm to them.
I listened to it over 3 or 4 sittings while decorating.
"Obvious and Tediously One Dimensional."
I'd write it so it was a 'good' book.
Poor female roles (fair enough as he's a guy but they just come across as weak and whining) and very generic 'accents'. But his general delivery of the story was actually not bad.
No. If found none of the characters engaging enough to warrant further investigation.
If you want a fast paced action thriller then this is not it. It's a one dimensional attempt at a surprise story which is about as predictable as it gets. I had the 'terrorist' picked out within minutes of meeting the cast. I will not give further detail in case people still want to read this but I personally found it tedious and predictable.
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