“ Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: Brendan DuBois / Paperback / 528 Pages / Book is published 2006-04-03 by Time Warner Paperbacks „
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Final Winter is written by Brendan DuBois, although I don't think I have read any other books written by him, he has written a number of other books including 'Resurrection Day,' 'Betrayed,' and '6 Days.'
In the aftermath of September 11th, the US set up a number of multi-agency teams who would all act independantly, each leader reporting directly to the man in overall control of the 'Tiger Teams,' to prevent another terrorist attack from occurring.
Brian Doyle a NYPD Detective is completely unimpressed when he is made to take a compulsary secondment to one of these teams. All he wants is to go back to life in the force.
When a horrific terrorist threat is discovered, the team have just weeks to act to stop an attack which could decimate the population and are forced to take drastic action to save the lives of the American people. Little do they know that there is a traitor within their midst who has their own agenda and their own plan for the people of America....
This was a completely unique twist (to me at least) on the fairly cliched idea of saving the world from a terrorist plot. It was a pretty unique plot and at the same time a totally conceivable (and therefore terrifying) idea that this could actually happen, and what action could be taken in such a situation.
The book itself was well written and made the plotline seem very realistic, the characters were enagaging and intruiging and although the traitor is revealed relatively early on in the book, there are still plenty of twists and turns in the plotline which will keep you guessing right until the very end.
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it, I'll certainly be looking out for other books by this author on my next trip to the library.