Retribution [NOOK Book]

Overview

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.
This hard:
In less than two weeks Devlin ...
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Overview

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.
This hard:
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.
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Editorial Reviews

Ken Moore
Some thrillers have just more thrill than others...Retribution, will likely find a lasting place among super-thrillers in the genre of Tom Clancy.
Larry King
Michael Grant's Retribution is a page-turner. The ex-New York City cop, who wrote Line of Duty and Officer Down, writes a suspenseful novel about a lunatic killer knocking off execs of a huge pharmaceutical firm...
Rima Firrone
Grant, a former cop and a security director for a large company has put his experience into words as he consistently creates stories of compelling drama...
As the story plays out, it is clear that this was perfectly written for film. The characters are vivid and the story is brisk.
Ron Wiggins
His first two novels, Line of Duty and Officer Down, sold well, and his latest, Retribution, which I devoured in two sittings, has Bruce Willis or Harvey Keitel written all over it.
wire reports News staff
Grant brings realistic, non-stop action to his work that is reminiscent of Tom Clancy and Joseph Wambaugh. His ability to created riveting plot lines makes his books nearly impossible to put down.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013360204
  • Publisher: Michael Grant
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 668,761
  • File size: 893 KB

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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  • Posted November 12, 2012

    Fast paced and suspenseful. Hard to put it down. I thoroughly en

    Fast paced and suspenseful. Hard to put it down. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    Posted February 11, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2002

    Excellent Book

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2001

    Great Book

    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.

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