|Publisher:||St Martins Pr|
|Publish Date:||Mar 2010|
|Number of Pages:||375|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.41|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||3.96 x 1.01 x 7.02|
Grant's debut thriller introduces British naval intelligence officer David Trevellyan, who's just finished a job in New York when he's framed for the murder of an undercover FBI agent. To clear himself, Trevellyan burrows into the multimillion-dollar operation headed by Lesley, surely one of the most diabolical women in fiction, who takes pleasure in removing the testicles of men whose performance displeases her. With her capture in mid book, the plot sags a bit until one crime morphs into another, from the murders of a team of skilled ex-military contractors just back from Iraq to organ harvesting to terrorism.
Military-trained Trevellyan is big, strong, resourceful, independent, and thinks outside the box; if he's reminiscent of Jack Reacher, note that Grant is Lee Child's younger brother, and the two authors will do some joint promotional appearances. An overly complicated plot notwithstanding, this is a stylish, suspenseful, and overall stunning debut, essential for all thriller collections.
[See Prepub Mystery, LJ 2/1/09; library marketing.] - Michele Leber, Arlington, VA
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