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It's a Page-Turner

  • Dec 28, 2012
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+4
Master storyteller Dick Wolf from Law & Order has used his skills in his first novel. From the opening scene, I discovered a page-turner. It kept my attention to the very end. The characters were well-drawn and believable and the pace of the story will keep you riveted to the page.

My only drawback and why I put four stars is the expectation of some readers is for “clean” fiction like the mainstream network drama. While it is not overdone, the book includes some four letter words. It would have been stronger without it but readers should understand what they are getting with THE INTERCEPT.  Even with this caveat, I enjoyed this novel and found it a good read. Recommended.
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I am an Acquisitions Editor at Morgan James Publishing. I have written more than 60 books for traditional publishers and for more than 50 magazines. My blog on The Writing Life has more than 1,100 searchable … more
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Author One-on-One: Dick Wolf and Chris Kyle
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Chris Kyle is the author of the #1 bestselling memoir American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.

Chris Kyle: Last summer I got a chance to work with Dick Wolf on NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes, which raised much-needed awareness of veteran’s charities. You know Dick from some of the best shows on TV—Law & Order and more—but it turns out he’s a helluva thriller writer, too. His first book, The Intercept, is a kickass story about an NYPD detective on the hunt for a group of terrorists who have sneaked into the U.S. without getting noticed. There’s an exciting sniper shootout in the middle of Times Square, a scene where they flush a suspect out of a small hotel in Manhattan, and a final chase through downtown right before a dedication ceremony at Ground Zero. This has ‘big hit’ written all over it.

Detective Jeremy Fisk is an effective hero, a street-smart New Yorker who can step back and see the whole picture – the threats others are overlooking. How did his character evolve? What kind of skills does he need to succeed in counter terrorism?

Dick Wolf: I had inspiration from specific detectives I have known over the years. The chief skill needed for counter-terrorism is the ability to think totally out of the box. Detectives have to look for solutions to problems that have never been encountered. And it is especially difficult ...

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