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The Intercept by Dick Wolf

The Intercept

by Dick Wolf

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Series: Jeremy Fisk (1)

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Dick Wolf, known by most people as the man behind the many Law & Order television shows expands outwards into literature with his first novel, The Intercept. It's pretty good.

It opens with Osama Bin Ladin and shortly thereafter a raid on his house, then follows an unfolding terror attack based on his final instructions - to attack the west more intelligently.

Good tempo throughout, plenty of unfolding mystery and a good lead up to the eventual climax of the story.

Would definitely pick up the next one if I run into it. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Jan 13, 2018 |
Book received from the publisher with no expectation of a review.

I tried reading this book a couple of times and ended up borrowing the audiobook from the library. Listening to the audiobook really helped me with this book. The first two parts seemed to go really slow, for me at least, and I kept putting the book down because of it. Listening to it, especially with the narrator they picked for it really helped me to finally get through and slightly enjoy those parts. I think some of my issues with it is due to the jumping around from year to year and place to place the author does. Things really pick up once you hit part three and I started to enjoy what was happening in the book. I originally agreed to review the book due to enjoying the author's work on "Law and Order". However, this book is very different and I wouldn't pick it up based on that alone. If you enjoy Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, and Brad Thor I suggest giving this one a chance. ( )
  Diana_Long_Thomas | Mar 4, 2017 |
The name Dick Wolf sold me on trying this novel. I didn't know the genre, the plot or even a teaser/tagline, but with a track record of entertaining work from television I gave it a try and was not disappointed. In fact I was thrilled.
With a terrifyingly plausible terrorism storyline, an easy reading style, well-formed characters and just enough detail to keep the story real without going full-on Tom Clancy with the techno-jargon, I'm already looknig forward to more books from Mr. Wolf. ( )
1 vote bensdad00 | Jan 10, 2017 |
[The Intercept] by Dick Wolf
Jeremy Fisk series Book #1

From The Book:
Days before the July Fourth holiday and the dedication of One World Trade Center at Ground Zero, an incident aboard a commercial jet reminds everyone involved that vigilance saves lives. But New York Police Detective Jeremy Fisk—from the department's Intelligence Division, a well-funded anti-terror unit modeled upon the CIA—suspects that the event is a warning sign that another, potentially more extraordinary scheme has been set in motion. So when a passenger from the same plane disappears into the crowds of Manhattan, it's up to Fisk and his partner, Krina Gersten, to find him before the celebrations begin . . . and time is running out.

My Thoughts:
Over all I found this to be an exciting thriller, filled with suspense from the creator of the Television show “Law and Order”…. and it reads a lot like a screenplay. The plot it’s self was a bit more complex than it needed to be, but it was in keeping with just how devious the planned attack was. He characters were all very real and Jeremy is going to be one of my new favorite heroes. ( )
1 vote Carol420 | Sep 16, 2016 |
I received this book as an Advanced Reader's Edition from the publisher. Dick Wolf's first novel was gripping and exciting, and in depth as far as knowledge of a terrorist plot. Kinda scary, but it's what happened during 9/11 and has almost happened since so it's good to know what to look for. Knowing that he created Law & Order (one of my all time favorite tv shows) I kept imagining how it would be as an episode but it doesn't really work as one, and that's a good thing. It isn't easily fixed or wrapped up like those can be and it's not written like an episode, which I guess I was sort of expecting and pleasantly surprised to find it held on it's own. I look forward to the next book in the series for Detective Fisk, he's a very likable character. ( )
1 vote faerychikk | Jan 5, 2016 |
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Days before the July Fourth holiday and the dedication of One World Trade Center at Ground Zero, an incident aboard a commercial jet flying over the Atlantic Ocean reminds everyone that vigilance is not a task to be taken lightly. But for iconoclastic NYPD detective Jeremy Fisk, it may also be a signal that there is much more to this case than the easy answer of this being just the work of another lone terrorist.

Fisk—assigned to the department's Intelligence Division, a well-funded anti-terror unit modeled on 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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"An adrenaline-fueled thriller debut in the tradition of Three Days of the Condor from the famed creator of TV's Law & Order, featuring NYPD Special Agent Jeremy Fisk, who is New York City's last hope against an ingenious, multi-pronged terrorist attack"--… (more)

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