An all-new 24 adventure by New York Times bestselling author Dayton Ward, 24: Trial by Fire. Receiving 73 Emmy Award nominations over eight seasons, 24 revolutionized the format of TV dramas on a global scale. Before London...Read more...
An all-new 24 adventure by New York Times bestselling author Dayton Ward, 24: Trial by Fire. Receiving 73 Emmy Award nominations over eight seasons, 24 revolutionized the format of TV dramas on a global scale. Before London... Before CTU... Before the clock started ticking...
1994: Tateos Gadjoyan, an Armenian arms merchant, has been a target of the Central Intelligence Agency for years. Efforts to thwart his selling of American military weapons to terrorists and other enemies of the United States have been unsuccessful. Now, after months of careful planning, two undercover agents have infiltrated Gadjoyan's inner circle. Soon, they will have sufficient evidence to seize the arms dealer and remove a clear and present danger to the United States.
On the small Japanese island of Okinawa, Gadjoyan's representatives are concluding a deal with Miroji Jimura. Jimura's hatred of Americans is absolute, and he's only too happy to profit from sales of their own weapons to be used against them.
When a rival of Jimura's sabotages the arms deal, one of the CIA's undercover assets is killed, threatening the case against Gadjoyan and revealing a far greater menace to American security. The only thing standing against this new, immediate danger is a single, junior CIA agent named Jack Bauer.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-09-05
- Reviewer: Staff
Set in 1994, bestseller Ward's serviceable contribution to the 24 franchise takes Jack Bauer, the hero of the Emmy Awardwinning TV program, to the Japanese island of Okinawa, where Jack, "an agent on the fast track for climbing the CIA hierarchy ladder," has assumed a Russian accent and infiltrated a paramilitary group in the guise of Stefan Voronov, a former Russian soldier and crackerjack sniper. Will Jack, armed with his trusty Glock, an MP5 submachine gun, and a screwdriver, foil a kidnapping, bring down two international arms dealers, and save the world from a nuclear disaster? Readers know the answer to that one already. One of Jack's colleagues hints at sequels: "It's a big world, Jack, with lots of bad guys in it. We've still got a lot of work to do." Those unfamiliar with the series should be prepared for heavy slabs of exposition and some plodding backstory. (Aug.)