The Intercept (Jeremy Fisk Series #1)

The Intercept (Jeremy Fisk Series #1)

by Dick Wolf
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Ronrose More than 1 year ago
Dick Wolf continues doing what he does best, fashioning stories of those who protect and serve the citizens of New York. This time he has written a novel rather than a television script. The transition does not seem to have changed his style much. We still have the action packed good guys versus bad guys, or cops versus terrorists in this case. There are a few good twists and turns as the police follow the convoluted trail of the terrorists. In this case we are not getting deep and insightful here, but plenty of well paced action and suspense. Wolf's NYPD detective, Jeremy Fisk, could be a character worth bringing back if refined and given a bit more depth. Over all a very good read with some good promise for future books. This book provided for review by the well read folks at HarperCollins.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dick Wolf does not disappoint with his first novel, Intercept. Set in New York City, readers are taken on a page-turning, edge of your seat thriller involving terrorism, 4th of July celebrations, 9/11 dedication, and instant celebrities. Even though the novel is fast paced, Wolf takes the time to create likeable, well-developed characters. The plot is not rushed and does not leave the readers with unanswered questions. A great plot, full of twists, and believable characters, makes Intercept a great read. This is one of the best books I have read in a while, I highly reccomend this book to other readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is exactly the kind of book I love to read - Well written, interesting plot twists, believable characters who are realistically developed and constant action leading to a climactic conclusion! OK, it's not great literature, but I enjoyed it as a wonderful piece of escapist fiction. Well done, Dick Wolf!
Twink More than 1 year ago
You may not immediately recognize Dick Wolf's name, but I'm sure you know the name of the hit television show he created - Law and Order. Wolf has now turned his talents to fiction and his first book The Intercept is newly released. It's the first in a series featuring NYPD Detective Jeremy Fisk. It's happened before - a terrorist on a plane, bent on blowing it and everyone aboard to kingdom come....but this time six passengers aboard the plane manage to thwart his plans. They take him down with no casualties. Jeremy Fisk works for the Intelligence Division of the NYPD and is called in as the plane lands. Although the outcome was favourable, Fisk still has a bad feeling. There was no bomb, just a detonator....and there's one passenger on the plane who disappears before he can be questioned. The six passengers? Instant heroes and celebrities. Fisk's partner Krina is tasked with shepherding The Six as they've come to be known. Fisk? He's chasing down leads that disappear and change two steps ahead of every move he makes. Wolf has made great use of his TV talents. The Intercept has the feel of a television series written to hook you and keep you watching - or reading as the case may be. The plotting is excellent- believable and frightening. Although the terrorism angle is nothing new, I didn't see Wolf's twist coming. I found the 'marketing' of the heroes fascinating (and an interesting social commentary). The lead characters are well written and likable. The pacing of the book keeps you hanging on for just another chapter...and another. Or, in my case another disc. I chose to listen to this book. Peter Ganim was the narrator. He was a great choice - he's got a strong, tough, gritty voice that just says 'cop'. He easily conveys the tension and drama with his deep voice. Fans of 24, Vince Flynn and Nelson DeMille will love Jeremy Fisk. And this reader would definitely read/listen to the next in the series.
NNYer More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of the Law & Order shows and was curious about Dick Wolf's first book. I figured it would be adequate, but I was really impressed because it was GREAT. It is well written, but, more than that, the story was extremely well crafted and completely plausible. You didn't even see some of the twists and turns coming as it was all as subtle as real life. Being a New Yorker made it even more exciting as I know every inch of this city referred to in the book (although his reference to B&H takes liberties with their cashier/checkout process). He deserves to be in the same category with some of my favorite authors of this genre like Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, etc. I cannot wait for his next book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr Wolf is a Master Story teller and writer both. Intrrcept is as good as any thing from Grisham, Brown, Palmer, Etc. For the first book from his imagination this is great stuff. The characters are beliveable and you can feel their tensions build as this story races to a very real and scary conclusion set against the background of Americas War on Terrorism.
petxpert More than 1 year ago
What better way to begin any year than with a really good book.  I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an Advance Reader Copy of Dick Wolf's first novel, The Intercept. If Wolf's name sounds familiar, it should; he created Law & Order. I have been hopelessly hooked on the series in all of its incarnations. When I read that Wolf had written his first novel, I wanted in on that.  And I didn't want to wait.   Officially released this month, Wolf sets his novel in his oh-so-familiar setting of New York City. His protagonist for this first book in what promises to be a dynamite new series, is NYPD  detective, Jeremy Fisk who works in the intelligence gathering agency.  In The Intercept Fisk is tasked with finding the terrorists who want to destroy the country and cause havoc in New York City. Pulling from today's real-life terrorist organizations, Wolf has created a book with more twists and turns than a roller coaster ride at a fancy theme park.  It helps that Fisk is fluent in Arabic.  The award winning creator, writer, director and producer of the longest-running scripted show in television history has created a story worthy of the big screen. It certainly played out in my head like a feature film.  Each of the characters is well-drawn and believable and the City itself serves as another character in this well-written novel.  I couldn't stop turning pages and can't wait for the next book in the series.   Get yours soon. It's perfect for a long winter's night.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Think of Nelson DeMille in his early days when he relied on his great story lines and not on trying to sell the wit and repartee of his main character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After being a long time fan of the Law and Order series this book was one that holds true to many "twists" as found on the TV series.  I could not put this book down until I finished it.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jeremy is a detective in the New York intelligence division working to prevent another attack like 9/11 on New York City. The plot is complex as befits a plan by bin Laden to avenge the attacks on Islam by the West. Lest you think that THE INTERCEPT is all high-tech gadgetry utilized in the name of police pursuit, there is plenty of characterization to be had here. The Six are quite an interesting and diverse group, and Wolf creates a few intriguing scenarios that are carried out over the course of a few days as The Six are kept in a state that is something more than house arrest (in the Grand Hyatt, no less) and something less than incarceration. Meanwhile, Fisk has a relationship on the down low with Krina Gersten, a fourth-generation NYPD cop who is partnered with him on and off the job. Gersten, along with two other officers, is tasked with guarding The Six, a job that she sees as glorified babysitting but that will become far more by story's end. Wolf's inexperience as a novelist shows through in too many instances to make The Intercept, in my opinion, anything more than an okay read. One key reason for this is that his main character, Jermey Fisk, and most of his secondary characters never really came alive for me. A second major reason is that Wolf's writing style always made me feel that "I was an outsider looking in" regarding the plot rather than as a person "right there" in the middle of the action as it was taking place. And, the third main reason is that while the plot had its share of twists and turns, I found most of them to be predictable but a good read just the same.  All in all, this is an exciting thriller, filled with suspense. It reads a lot like a screenplay. This is no surprise coming as it does from the creator of the Law and Order series. The plot line is over-complex, but this is in keeping with the deviousness of the planned attack. The characterizations could have had more depth but I still had a good sense of who each person was. I hope Mr. Wolf continues to write novels.      
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All in all, this is an exciting thriller, filled with suspense. It reads a lot like a screenplay. This is no surprise coming as it does from the creator of the Law and Order series. The plot line is over-complex, but this is in keeping with the deviousness of the planned attack. The characterizations could have had more depth but I still had a good sense of who each person was. The name "Dick Wolf" should be familiar to you if you have been anywhere near a television in the last decade or so. Wolf, as is more than prominently noted on the cover of his debut novel, is the creator of the critically and commercially acclaimed "Law & Order" television series franchise. I am convinced that at any given hour of the day or night, there are thousands, if not millions, of homes where families are watching a past or present episode of one of its many permutations. Wolf brings his reputation and considerable writing chops to THE INTERCEPT, and the result is a one-sit read with plenty of twists, turns and emotional appeal. Even if you guess what is going to occur in THE INTERCEPT --- and aficionados of the thriller genre may well do so in the book's early stages --- Wolf's sharp characterizations and cinematic descriptions provide plenty of fast-moving, enjoyable and entertaining scenery to keep you occupied from first page to last. More installments are promised, and they cannot arrive quickly enough.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was an absolute page turner. If you like who done it books. this book is for you because it keeps you guessing on who is actually behind it and how they plan to achieve it which you don't find out until the last couple of chapters.
sergusha More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the plot and the characters. Considered a good read for anyone who likes thrillers and mystery. Easy to get engaged, but difficult to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just buy it!! If you want an awesome read over the holidays this is it!  Page turner, exciting.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was very slow- and didn't care for the characters...
MonicaFMF More than 1 year ago
Detectives Fisk and Gersten are investigating a terrorist conspiracy. Who knows how far and just how many are involved? A factual yet emotional charged narrative, depending on the sequence, push and motivate the characters. The characters are authentic, varied, and driven in a variety of ways. While it is difficult to base a story on recent history due to potential reader emotional/personal/etc involvement, the author does a good job attempting to personalize things for the characters which are on both sides of the conflict. Overall, an interesting read.
1dachsmom More than 1 year ago
This is the lst book by Dick Wolf. Can't wait to read the next book. He uses actual events and his characters are so believable, I felt I was right there in the middle of the action. Don't hesitate to read these great books. The only thing is.....you won't be able to put them down. Well done!!!!!!!
MissBethBC More than 1 year ago
Spellbinding!  Mind Boggling and a page turner.   I left The Intercept to be my bedtime reading book and that wasn't the smartest thing to do.   I would read until I was thoroughly tense and then I had to read even more before I could settle down and close my eyes,   At one point I was so invested in the story, I felt like I crept into the arms of a panic attack, just empathizing with the Six.    It was so easy to love the six who fought off a terrorist trying to take down their flight.   They were successful in preventing the attack and then became America's newest sweethearts of the day, being hailed as national heroes! Those police detectives serving to protect the six, and FBI agents investigating the occurence knew there was going to be a terrorist attack on the fourth of July, a national holiday, but who was the perpetrator and what was the target?     The suspense grew steadily and right down to the wire when the treacherous one was revealed.   He had left a bloody trail behind and a sadness for those who so easily gave up their lives and those who went out fighting all the way.   The plot was strong, the intelligence commander was like a cat chasing its tail, until finally, the last piece of the puzzle dropped succinctly into place.   The characters were strong and held the attention of this reader late into the night.   I thoroughly enjoyed Wolf's writing
Drewano More than 1 year ago
A good terrorism thriller. The characters are good and the story is engaging keeping you interested and interspersing action throughout. The book does a good job of showing the plot, and effort to stop it, from many different viewpoints and a few different points in time, giving the reader an in-depth look at what’s going on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent and I enjoyed every minute of it.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Fortunately I purchased this for $1.99 on Bookbub, if I would have paid full retail I would have been irritated. It's by the guy who writes Law and Order TV shows and like them, the book is generally predictable in characters, their connection, loss, and no big surprise the good guy brooding cop thwarting a terrorist plot. At least despite the predictably it was well written and clear and concise, flows quickly, and was entertaining.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I like the fact that I could not predict the storyline.
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