The Intercept: A Jeremy Fisk Novel (Hardcover)
Indie Next ListJanuary 2013
This debut by Wolf, the award-winning creator of the television series Law & Order, introduces Jeremy Fisk, a detective in the NYPD's antiterrorism intelligence-gathering agency. After an attempted airline high-jacking is foiled by a handful of passengers just days before the President is scheduled to attend a July 4th celebration in New York City, Fisk and other law enforcement specialists surmise that the high-jacking was just a diversion. But then who -- or what -- is the real target? And how can the plan be foiled without knowing the identity of the real terrorist? Time is of the essence in this well written page-turner. -- Ellen Klein, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA
Dick Wolf makes his literary debut with this tense, driving thriller, reminiscent of the classic The Day of the Jackal, an extraordinary tale filled with the ingenious twists and high-wire suspense we have come to expect from this master storyteller
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 antiterror 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 weak-ness and anticipate Fisk's every move . . . and time is running out.
About the Author
Dick Wolf, a two-time Emmy award-winning writer, producer, and creator, is the architect of one of the longest-running scripted shows and most successful brands in the history of television—NBC's Law & Order. 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. This is his literary debut and the first in a series featuring NYPD detective Jeremy Fisk. He lives in Southern California.
Praise for The Intercept: A Jeremy Fisk Novel…
“A spectacular fiction debut . . . A pulsating plotline. Clever characters. Dramatic dialogue. Surprising twists. All make for an edge-of-your-seat read that will have thriller fans eagerly awaiting the next series installment.”
-Library Journal (starred review)
“Dick Wolf has proven he’s a master storyteller in any form. The Intercept is gripping, telling and timely. Bottom line: It’s a great read!”
-Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fifth Witness
“Fascinating, tense, and twisty—the real deal.”
-Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Affair
“The Intercept is the hottest thriller of the year. Superbly written and amazingly intense, Dick Wolf has created an action-packed masterpiece. Picture Robert Ludlum writing for “24” and you’re only halfway there. Do not miss this incredible novel. Intercept yours ASAP!”
-Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Black List
“Dick Wolf’s The Intercept is nail-biting, page-turning, twisty suspense. Warning: If you value sleep, don’t start this one late at night.”
-Harlen Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Stay Close
“An adrenaline-fueled, ripped-from-the-headlines suspense novel, as befitting a renowned TV crime drama writer and producer. The Intercept goes where few thrillers have gone before . . . It does for the NYPD’s Intelligence Division what Thomas Harris did for the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit.”
-Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Catch Me
“A thriller that grabs your attention on page one and holds it until the breathtaking ending. Jeremy Fisk of the NYPD’s Intelligence Division will enter literature’s Great Detectives Hall of Fame. I hope to see more of him. . . It’s a head above most War on Terrorism novels.”
-Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of The Lion