Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Execution by Dick Wolf

It's a high risk job for a female in Mexico; she's the Comandante of the Mexican Intelligence Agency.  She is dedicated, fearless, unemotional and a very hard person on the outside.  She must be to be successful in her job.  When she finds twenty-three bodies beheaded on the border, she knows who has done the dreadful killing.  Finding him is very, very difficult, though...

William Morrow sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It was published in January, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

Jeremy Fisk is still wounded in his heart and soul from the loss of his love.  He still hates her killer and wishes he had been able to administer his own justice.  When he gets a new assignment to protect the leaders coming to a United Nations meeting, he meets Garza.  She's the new President's guard and is still watching for Chuparosa, a man who kills indiscriminately and makes the deaths brutal enough you can't forget them.  Jeremy doesn't need her or her problems in his life, but if the man she's hunting is a terrorist and plans an attack on the leaders at the UN meeting, it's his job to protect, too.

I live in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and Juarez is only 45 miles away.  Juarez is best known for dead young women but there have been beheadings there, too.  While the horrors related in this book sound unbelievable, it's true.  It's healthier to take a little money and not see the wrong doing.  Otherwise you most likely end up dead.

Mr. Wolf writes a well thought story with a round about way of making all the facts come together.  Some of what I read didn't make sense at the time, but it was like a slap in the face later when I figured it out.  His characters are both more and less than they seem when he introduces them.  Garza finds a way to settle an old score as well as Jeremy.  Life isn't settled and happy but it's going on and they're going with it.

I'm interested in seeing what new terrorist threats Jeremy will be facing in the next book.  He's an intriguing character with more depth to him than I initially thought.  I like him and I enjoyed this book.  Why don't you give it a try? 

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