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The Intercept
A Jeremy Fisk Novel
Dick Wolf

William Morrow
May 28, 2013 / ISBN 978-0062068491


Reviewed by Linda Morelli

When a terrorist attempts to hijack a plane heading for New York, five passengers and a stewardess foil his attack and become instant heroes. These four men and two women become symbols of American’s active response to the 9/11 attacks. They are feted and praised – and possible targets.

Detective Jeremy Fisk, a member of the New York Police Department’s Intelligence Division, is assigned to investigate, while his female partner Krina Gersten is assigned to protect the now famous heroes. Subsequent investigation soon reveals that the failed attempt was a diversion and the true jihad terrorist has escaped unnoticed in New York City. The FBI and NYPD soon suspect that another attack will be attempted during the dedication of the new One World Trade Center on July 4th, and it’s up to Fisk and Gersten to find the terrorist before the ceremonies begin.

The Intercept is Dick Wolf’s first release in the Jeremy Fisk series and Wolf’s background as the creator of the Law & Order television franchise is readily apparent. His chapters are short, visual snapshots of the various characters, and the activities of the investigators, terrorists and heroes. In attempting to encompass so much information and action, the relationship between Fisk and Gersten was never fully developed, and Fisk as a personality is rather sketchy –more a TV character than a man whose emotions, goals and desires we can get to know.

Even so, The Intercept has a fast-moving and complex plot with edge-of-the-seat tension. The story hooked me from the beginning and kept me turning the pages, hanging on a high wire until the final and unexpected ending. This tense thriller is an exciting first novel in what I imagine could turn out to be an outstanding series.

Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award winning author of three published romance novels.
Reviewed 2013