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Posted June 30, 2012
Reviewed by Paul J. for Readers Favorite
Jack Miller, a seasoned FBI agent, and Ross Fruen, who he quickly nicknames Junior, are assigned to the case of a series of bank robberies. Things change considerably when during the latest robbery a pregnant woman is killed. The thief has never killed before, so why now? And, why this particular woman? During all the crimes, the gunman wore a mask but made no other attempt to hide his identity as though to taunt the FBI. Due to the mask’s features, similar to that of a previous elected official, the robber is quickly assigned the nickname of the Governor. As the two agents follow the clues, their lives become threatened. This only makes them become more determined to find their guy and put an end to his crime spree. As the case continues to unfold, it becomes reasonably certain the real target is the Federal Reserve. Since the Federal Reserve has never been robbed, the agents come to believe that this is the Governor’s ultimate prize.
Dorow has written a well-paced thriller with different points of view to keep the reader’s interest all the way to its exciting conclusion. His plot and dialog are good and I quickly found myself drawn into the story. The main characters are strong, both the good guys and the bad. The villain is cold, calculating and hard. The agents have problems of their own, from the inexperience of the rookie to the trouble at home for the senior agent. Unfortunately, the ending seemed to be a tad abrupt, though possibly leaving room for a sequel. Overall, a very good story.
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Posted January 19, 2013
Douglas Dorow in his new book, “The Ninth District” published by the author gives us a thriller about a high profile robbery of The Federal Reserve of Minneapolis.
From the back cover: The Federal Reserve has never been robbed.
FBI Special Agent Jack Miller, pulled into a high-profile case to mentor a new agent, finds himself in a clash with the toughest opponent of his career. The chase culminates in the bowels of the city, in the storm sewers and tunnels beneath The Ninth District Federal Reserve of Minneapolis.
When I was young I enjoyed reading the novels of Alistair MacLean, the author who gave us “The Guns Of Navarone” and “Ice Station Zebra” among many others. Whenever one of his books would come out I quickly purchased it and settled in for what I knew was going to be a wildly exciting adventure. Unfortunately Mr. MacLean died and there were no more adventures. That is until now and Douglas Dorow. I knew I just had to get my hands on this book figuring Mr. Dorow would provide a good thriller action adventure. Guess what? I was 100% correct! This isn’t just any old robbery it is a robbery of The Federal Reserve! The villain is super evil and Jack Miller is in deadly danger as he plays cat-and-mouse with this extremely dangerous opponent. “The Ninth District” is rich with sub-plot and mystery that will keep you guessing as you flip the pages as fast as you can read them. All I can say is that “The Ninth District” is very exciting and great fun to read.
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