- The author's previous hardcover, Aphrodite (Mysterious Press, 1/04, 0-89296-784-6), received rave reviews. The Warner mass market edition (3/05) will tie in with MIDAS. Both novels feature Andrews's terrific new hero, Long Island cop Justin Westwood. - Russell Andrews is also the author of Icarus (Doubleday, 2001) and the national bestseller Gideon (Ballantine, 1999). The two thrillers have more than 455,000 hardcover and paperback copies in print combined. - Russell Andrews is a pseudonym for Peter Gethers, author of the bestselling nonfiction trilogy The Cat Who Went to Paris (Random House, 1991), A Cat Abroad (Crown, 1993), and The Cat Who'll Live Forever (Broadway Books, 2001).
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
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About the Author
Russell Andrews is the pseudonym for Peter Gethers, who has written several works of nonfiction. He is a Vice-President Editor-at-Large for Random House Inc. and the head of the newly launched Random House Films. He has edited and published, among many others, Jimmy Carter, Caroline Kennedy, William Diehl, Carl Hiaasen, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Joe Klein, Robert Hughes, and Kitty Kelley. An accomplished screen and television writer, Andrews has incredible media connections and is a phenomenal promoter.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Classically trained stage actor Patrick Girard Lawlor delivers a flawless reading of this suspenseful shocker. He easily captures the voice of a world weary, yet savvy protagonist as well as the cast of characters who surround him. When a suicide bomber blows himself to bits in an exclusive Long Island restaurant, the assumption is that terrorists are out to murder wealthy denizens of the Hamptons. Not so. More is to come which on the surface appears to be unrelated. There's the shortly after takeoff crash of a private plane, and the announcement that an Alaskan oil field is now off limits to oil companies. Among those killed in the restaurant explosion was the sheriff. It falls to his successor, Justin Westwood, to solve this slaughter as he tries to tie together the other terrorist crimes. Many will remember Westwood from Andrews' last thriller, Aphrodite. The trail grows tougher for Westwood and tension mounts as his investigation leads him to seats of power and corruption. - Gail Cooke
Bordering on the wealthier side of the Hamptons, East End Harbor has become an in spot for the rich. However, the idyllic Long Island beach community is shattered when Bashas Shabaan enters Harper¿s Restaurant during the lunch hour with a briefcase filled with explosives killing everyone inside. Among the dead is Sheriff Jimmy Leggett. His grieving widow Marjorie demands new Sheriff Justin Westwood learn who was really behind what authorities concluded was a suicide bombing............... A small plane departs from East End Airport. Almost immediately the plane crashes killing the pilot. Justin feels quickly out of his element when the pilot has no identification and eerily left no fingerprints on the debris. Although everyone screams vengeance on the Middle East for the Harper¿s tragedy, the new Sheriff sees a weak link between that and the plane, which implies ties to DC. His theory is further fostered when two more restaurants are blown up by suicide bombers made to look conveniently at least to him like foreign terrorists did the deed................. This is a terrific police procedural (unless you are a die hard supporter of Bush¿s corporate state) that at times reads more like a thriller than an investigative tale. The Guantonimo Bay segue is frightening as Russell Andrews paints quite a rendition of what might be happening there. Justin is a fabulous investigator who has a tragic personal history, filled with doubts that he knows what he is doing and becomes unsettled when he bumps up against federal laws that prevent his efforts to learn the truth. Although over the top with its warnings about corporatism conspiracy, fans of action-packed tales will appreciate this exhilarating novel................... Harriet Klausner