A birthday party on a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the guest of honor, Roland Fortune, mayor of New York City.Read more...
A birthday party on a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the guest of honor, Roland Fortune, mayor of New York City.
Suddenly multiple explosions rock the entire building. This is not an accident, not a gas leak, but a heinous act of terrorism. Among the injured is the mayor himself, and although he survives, the woman he loves does not. And the terrorism does not stop there. As the city's other iconic sites are targeted, the mayor throws Manhattan into lockdown.
In the chaos that ensues, law enforcement groups converge on New York City. The FBI, Homeland Security, the armed forces, even the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the President, come to the aid of the New York City Police Department.
Amidst this massive joint effort, only New York City Police Commissioner Gina Carbone is closing in on the terrorists. Her tactics well outside legal bounds, her cell operating in total secrecy, Carbone takes vigilantism to a new level. Will her illicit actions succeed--or plunge the city into further catastrophe?
- ISBN-13: 9781608091973
- ISBN-10: 160809197X
- Publisher: Oceanview Publishing
- Publish Date: July 2016
- Page Count: 336
- Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-08-01
- Reviewer: Staff
At the start of this fast-moving if unconvincing terrorist thriller from Batista (The Borzoi Killings), New York City's mayor, Roland Fortune, is celebrating his birthday at the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art when a series of bombs detonated in food carts along Fifth Avenue claim hundreds of lives, including that of his significant other. As Manhattan is placed on lockdown, Fortune's police commissioner, Gina Carbone, the NYPD's first female leader, scrambles to find those responsible for the outrage, even as the terrorists strike elsewhere. Unlikely developments, such as the U.S. president flying into the city without the NYPD being told he was en route, could have been dispensed with without lessening the drama inherent in the book's premise. None of the characters have any depth, and odd turns of phrase (the doctor attending to an injured Fortune is described as a "sober man with the weight and presence of a rabbi") further detract from what could have been a suspenseful look at a plausible scenario. (July)