Retributionby Michael Grant
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Lieutenant Neal Devlin is not only the best sharpshooter in the NYPD, he's also skilled at shooting off his mouth. This time it gets him bounced off an elite SWAT team and into cop Siberia--the Traffic Division. Rather than face a slow death there, he takes a job as a security chief for Taggert Industries, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in a Manhattan skyscraper. "How hard can it be?" he wonders.
In less than two weeks Devlin will discover that a killer is targeting the company's CEO and that the building is accessible to entry and sabotage at a hundred critical points. With the help of a feisty and tough-talking female computer specialist and an ex-con, Devlin scrambles to secure the building's severely vulnerable security system.
And in less than three weeks, after a series of mysterious "accidental" deaths of certain employees, the killer will be revealed as a world-class assassin, expert at penetrating the most sophisticated security system.
A highly sensitive deal-in-the-works prevents Devlin from going to the police, though all his instincts scream for him to do so.
With time running out and bodies piling up, Devlin finds himself trapped at the summit of the skyscraper pitting his skills against a well-armed madman with nothing left to lose.
Retribution features a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at high-tech surveillance and executive protection; an affecting portrait of a hard-edged loner, Neal Devlin, who believes he has just one more chance to get it right; and a frightening bathyscaph descent into a modern corporation where "acceptable causalities" has secured a foothold.
At once an electrifying cat-and-mouse thriller and a parable of cost/benefit accounting taken to its extreme, this is a page-turning fiction at its best.
As the story plays out, it is clear that this was perfectly written for film. The characters are vivid and the story is brisk.
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Meet the Author
Michael Grant is a former member of the NYPD. He worked as a police officer in the Tactical Patrol Force and the Accident Investigation Squad. Upon being promoted to sergeant, he worked in the 63rd Precinct, the Inspections Division, and finally the Police Academy. As a lieutenant, he worked in the 17th Precinct and finished up his career as the Commanding Officer of the Traffic Division's Field Internal Affairs Unit. He retired in 1985 and went to work for W.R. Grace Company as a Security Coordinator.
Mr. Grant has a BS in Criminal Justice and an MA in psychology from John Jay College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
In 1990, Mr. Grant moved to Florida where he wrote his first three novels: Line of Duty, Officer Down, and Retribution. In 2006 he returned to Long Island where he has written six more novels: The Cove, Back To Venice, When I Come Home, In The Time Of Famine, Dear Son, Hey Ma and Krystal.
He lives on Long Island with his wife, Elizabeth, and their Golden Retriever, Jack.
Mr. Grant can be reached at
Note: Retribution was originally published as a hardcover book by HarperCollins 1995)and HarperPaperbacks 1996).
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Fast paced and suspenseful. Hard to put it down. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
This was the greatest book I've ever Read. I highly reccomend this book to anyone that like a good Thriller. I couldn't put it down.
This was an action packed suspenseful book. Highly recommend to anyone who likes action films. I wasn't convinced that this type of book could be as descriptive as a movie but it is.