This is the second Jeremy Fisk novel. Mr. Wolf continues his series about the New York City Police version of the CIA. The story has all the pieces that is necessary for a good thriller. There is a ruthless killer from Mexico, and a beautiful female Mexican cop, who has been chasing him for years. There is the tension of the chase and the tension of the relationship between Jeremy Fisk and Cecilia Garza. So it has all the elements, and it works pretty good. There just is something about it that keeps it from being one of the really great thrillers. Maybe it’s that I really didn’t like Fisk, and therefore didn’t really buy into the whole story, or maybe it was something else, I’m not sure. You might really like it, maybe it’s just me.
I give this book 4 Stars and recommend it to people who like New York City cop stories.
I received this Digital Review Copy for free from edelweiss.com.
Release date: January 7, 2014
NYPD Detective Jeremy Fisk—introduced in Law & Order creator Dick Wolf’s New York Times bestselling debut The Intercept—must stop an assassin in the pay of a shadowy cartel in The Execution, a tense thriller that superbly blends suspense, politics, intrigue and high-flying action in the tradition of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, and Robert Crais.
Ten days after the Mexican presidential election, twenty-three bodies are discovered beheaded on the United States border, each marked with a carving of a Hummingbird. Detective Cecilia Garza of the Mexican intelligence agency recognizes it: it is the signature of an assassin called Chuparosa. Garza has been pursuing the killer for years, yet knows little about him, except that he’s heading to New York—with the rest of the world.
It’s United Nations Week in Manhattan and Jeremy Fisk can’t let grief over a devastating loss keep him from safeguarding his city. Complicating matters is the startling news of a mass murder in nearby Rockaway—and the arrival of a disturbingly beautiful and assertive Mexican cop.
To have a chance at finding Chuparosa, these uneasy allies must learn to work together and fast. As they soon discover, there’s more to this threat than meets the eye—and that justice is not always blind.
Series: Jeremy Fisk Novels
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (January 7, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 1.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
About the Author
Dick Wolf, a two-time Emmy award-winning writer, producer, and creator, is the architect of one of the most successful brands in the history of television—NBC’s Law & Order, among the longest-running scripted shows. Wolf has won numerous awards, including Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series (Law & Order) and Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee); a Grammy; and an Edgar. He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Intercept; The Execution is the second book in his Jeremy Fisk series. He lives in Southern California.
The book description is from Amazon. The Execution: A Jeremy Fisk Novel