Intercept is a solidly-plotted thriller, set in New York (of course), that sends dedicated NY anti-terror cop Jeremy Fisk on the trail of a Machiavellian conspiracy devised by Osama Bin Laden before his demise. It’s admittedly current, in light of the Boston bombings, and comes with the almost mandatory endorsements of best-selling writers — in this case, Lee Child and Harlan Coben.
If Intercept is more absorbing procedural than page-turner, Wolf has woven in a mass of convincing contemporary detail, as well as some real-life New York figures. The drama revolves around a foiled hijack, spawning the inevitable media circus, but to reveal more would be a spoiler. Don’t be surprised if this evolves into a Homeland-style TV mini-series. It certainly reads more like a screenplay, although that’s common among contemporary thriller authors.
MIKE DALY is a journalist and crime thriller enthusiast.