We're a week into the new year and I've seldom been so happy to see an old year end. Onward!
What better way to begin any year than with a really good book. I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an Advance Reader Copy of Dick Wolf's first novel, The Intercept. If Wolf's name sounds familiar, it should; he created Law & Order. I have been hopelessly hooked on the series in all of its incarnations. When I read that Wolf had written his first novel, I wanted in on that. And I didn't want to wait.
Officially released this month, Wolf sets his novel in his oh-so-familiar setting of New York City. His protagonist for this first book in what promises to be a dynamite new series, is NYPD detective, Jeremy Fisk who works in the intelligence gathering agency.
In The Intercept Fisk is tasked with finding the terrorists who want to destroy the country and cause havoc in New York City. Pulling from today's real-life terrorist organizations, Wolf has created a book with more twists and turns than a roller coaster ride at a fancy theme park. It helps that Fisk is fluent in Arabic.
The award winning creator, writer, director and producer of the longest-running scripted show in television history has created a story worthy of the big screen. It certainly played out in my head like a feature film.
Each of the characters is well-drawn and believable and the City itself serves as another character in this well-written novel. I couldn't stop turning pages and can't wait for the next book in the series.
Get yours soon. It's perfect for a long winter's night.
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The Marcia Polimer Abrams Fund for Canine Behavior Studies at the AKC Canine Health Foundation