Murder On The Metro
by Jon Land
March 1-31, 2021 Tour
Washington: America awakens to the shattering news that Vice President Stephanie Davenport has died of an apparent heart attack.
That same morning, a chance encounter on the Washington Metro results in international private investigator Robert Brixton thwarting an attempted terrorist bombing. Brixton has no reason to suspect that the three incidents have anything in common, until he’s contacted by Kendra Rendine, the Secret Service agent who headed up the vice president’s security detail. Rendine is convinced the vice president was murdered and needs Brixton’s investigative expertise to find out why.
In Israel, meanwhile, legendary anti-terrorist fighter Lia Ganz launches her own crusade against the perpetrators of that attack which nearly claimed the lives of her and granddaughter. Ganz’s trail will ultimately take her to Washington where she joins forces with Brixton to uncover an impossible link between the deadly attack on Caesarea and the attempted Metro bombing, as well as the death of the vice president.
The connection lies in the highest corridors of power in Washington where a deadly plot with unimaginable consequences has been hatched. With the clock ticking toward doomsday, Brixton and Ganz race against time to save millions of American lives who will otherwise become collateral damage to a conspiracy destined to change the United States forever.
I enjoyed this novel with a continuously moving plot and plenty of action. It was interesting to contemplate an Israeli operative (retired Mossad) helping save the United States from disaster. There is a nefarious conspiracy under way and a Secret Service agent works with a private investigator to figure out what is going on. Add the Israeli and an incarcerated nun and you have a recipe for a suspenseful thriller.
I felt there were a few unrealistic aspects to the plot, however. The hero, Robert, has the help of many people. One is the retired Mossad agent who seems to be able to fight her way out of every unwinnable situation, no matter the number of bad guys. Another of Robert's helpers is an attorney who can call in all the help needed, including a private jet on a moment's notice. I couldn't visualize the suspenseful end so well yet it seemed to me there must have been at least a few laws of physics bent in the scene.
This is a good book for readers who like a somewhat common man helped by others to save the nation from a devastating conspiracy. Be prepared for over the top action and a high body count. But at least the nation is safe.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Published by: Forge Books
Publication Date: February 16th 2021
Number of Pages: 288
ISBN: 1250238870 (ISBN13: 9781250238870)
Series: A Capital Crimes Novel, #31
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads
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