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Traps: A Novel of the FBI

by Paul Lindsay

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Charming FBI agent Jack Kincade, a formerly bright light of the agency, has become somewhat dimmed. Disillusioned by changes in the Bureau, he now drinks Pistol Pete’s Vodka in a run-down motel room with his faithful companion BC, a border collie. He applies his skills toward bank robbery to support a gambling habit. “The faster his life spiraled downward, the less he found the need to hurry.€?
Then a distraught father places a bomb under the Cook County Jail to get the attention of the FBI. He demands action on a three-year-old case: the kidnapping of his daughter. The new no-nonsense SAC Roy K Thorne doesn’t miss much, and sees that a spark of talent remains in Jack. He fans the flame when he challenges Jack to apply himself to solving the problem.
Ben Alton is a determined black agent who has overcome poverty and battled prejudice, and now is recovering from the loss of a leg to cancer. “If his career had taught him anything, it was that success had little choice but to surrender to endurance.â€?
Upon returning to duty he is relegated to solving the bank robbery cases that Kincade has been conveniently ignoring. To distract Alton, Jack involves Ben in the kidnapping case and unexpectedly finds camaraderie and teamwork that enable them to quickly resolve the case. As they banter Alton remarks, “We’re all two people-the one we’d like to be, and the one we settle for.â€?
But then they discover a dangerous hidden adversary who continues to taunt them. This is a book that works on many levels, with captivating characters and enjoyable dialogue, a fast-paced plot and insightful observations.
  dailyplanit | Jul 11, 2006 |
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Jack Kincade is no lantern-jawed poster boy for the FBI--in fact, he's a bank robber and an explosives expert. But his new boss in the Chicago bureau doesn't know that, and even though he doesn't like Kincade's attitude or his independent streak, he needs all the manpower he can get: the victim of an unsolved kidnapping has threatened to detonate an 800-pound bomb under the Cook County Jail unless the Feds find his daughter. Assigned to work with Ben Alton, an agent with an artificial leg and a chip on his shoulder, Kincade solves the 3-year old case in record time. But someone besides the victim's father has an even bigger grudge against the FBI, and even though Jack and Ben know who it is, more people will die before the killer kidnaps Ben's daughter and the trap the agents set for him drives this solid thriller to its riveting conclusion. --Jane Adams

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