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The Intercept: A Jeremy Fisk Novel (edition 2012)

by Dick Wolf

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Title:The Intercept: A Jeremy Fisk Novel
Authors:Dick Wolf
Info:William Morrow (2012), Hardcover, 400 pages
Collections:Read in 2012
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Very plot driven, "just the facts" style, quickly read, and entertained. Next.
(I liked it and will look for Wolf's next novel.) ( )
  joeydag | Jul 23, 2015 |
I have appreciated Dick Wolf's television work over the years; so I really expected to enjoy this novel. The plot had some good twists, but too much of the story was 'told' instead of 'shown.' I was never able to achieve an immersive experience.

The narrator has a deep bass voice with very little modulation. I fought against my boredom with the story and the narration to get through it. Given my low level of frustration, I focussed on every mispronounced word. Not something I want to do again any time soon. ( )
  bsiemens | Jun 1, 2015 |
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 26, 2014 |
Start reading this book when you don't have to work the next day because you won't get any sleep. Fast paced and compelling, I couldn't put it down, despite the fact that I knew well before the last page how it would end. The only thing I found hard to swallow was the fact that the six "heroes" were able to walk away from their lives for a few days with only a few mild complaints. If I had been held against my will by the police department and shepherded around from one public appearance to the next, I'd have pitched a fit the likes of which the NYPD had never seen before.

I wish there was a little more passion between lovers and a little less between total strangers. Throughout the book I kept forgetting about the relationship because there was nothing to indicate a love interest other than the narrator telling us so. I suppose this is partly explained by the fact that they didn't want to make the relationship public, but even in private there was no electricity between them.

A few little flaws, but nothing to keep the book from being a fantastic read. I hope to see more from Dick Wolf. ( )
  JackieCarroll | Jul 25, 2014 |
The Intercept by Dick Wolf is a 2012 William Morrow publication.
Right before a big fourth of July celebration in New York and a dedication at ground zero, a plane is nearly highjacked. Six people on board the jet come out the event as heroes. Jeremy Fisk is a long term dedicated detective. Events like this are what keeps him sharp and focused. You can never forget, not even for a moment and let your guard down.
As the six heroes are interviewed and begin getting star treatment from the press, Fisk and his partner, Krina Gersten know that the danger is far from over. A dangerous terrorist is on US soil and they know he has plans. As more information becomes available it appears that the attempted hijacking could have all been smoke and mirrors for a an even bigger event. Naturally, the fourth of July in New York City at ground zero would be too good to pass up.
This is the first book in a planned series by Dick Wolf the man behind the long running Law & Order series. I felt like this book was exactly what I would have expected from this author. We have the thoughts of the investigators , a few behind the scenes glimpes of "The Six" and their sordid personal lives, and the inner thoughts of terrorist and the delusions that propels them to sacrifice themselves for a cause they have long since lost the thread of. The suspense is built at a slow pace and increases with each section of the book, taking the reader on the same journey as all the people involved. You know what is going on, but the characters do not and this is always an effective tactic. Obviously, the plot was thought out and planned to unfold at a certain pace that will keep the reader interested. Once we realize just what is going on it really becomes a race against time. The tense atmosphere will begin to turn into a heavy feeling of dread. Fisk is a good guy that has gone through a lot in his career . He is a character that we will grow to like as further books are published. The place he sits in after all is said and done is not where we would have liked him to be, but hopefully, he will come out on the other side with a new direction and dedication to stopping these crimes against innocent people.
This is not a bad start to the series . I do think that to keep the Fisk series alive the author will have to really dig deep though and bring out more of the main characters inner demons and private lives that many enjoy knowing when reading a series. We need to care about the character and root for him to win. I think this book gives us just enough of an inside peek into Fisk's personal situation to have the reader developing a soft spot for him. Hopefully, Wolf will cash in on this momentum and raise the bar for the next book. This one gets an A. ( 4 stars) ( )
  gpangel | Apr 1, 2014 |
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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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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.… (more)

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