Murder On The Metro
by Jon Land
March 1-31, 2021 Tour
Israel: A drone-based terrorist attack kills dozens on a sun-splashed beach in Caesarea.
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.
"Jon Land is one of the best thriller writers in the business, and the Capital Crimes series is in superb and skilled hands with him. Nobody does pacing better than Land, and MURDER ON THE METRO starts with a bang and keeps on going at breakneck speed. If you haven't read this excellent series, start with Land's MURDER ON THE METRO." —Lisa Scottoline, #1 New York Times bestselling author
An excellent intrigue/mystery story. Lots of what I’m going to call pieces going on. I’m using the term “pieces” here because plots would sound as if this were a confusing read. And...it’s not. I’m not sure how an author can put all of these singularly intriguing pieces together in a clear yet interwoven way. Everything touched everything in one way or another. No one event could have been triggered without the other in some way. The character in the book brings up a conundrum that I myself have pondered on many times. Fate. Can there really be a “being in the right place at the right time”.
As I have “blathered” on here you can probably already tell I enjoyed this book. I have read several Margaret Truman books and will admit I found some to be slow beginners. Not this time. The amount of secrecy and action don’t seem one bit futuristic. The author has done the research and there is very little in this thriller that can’t be pictured as coming to real life. I have to but hope that we only read about such occurrences in fiction books and never know of them in real life.
I’m sure you are aware this is Book 31 of Capital Crimes. While Margaret Truman did write a few of the books in this series, most of the series was written by a famous ghostwriter named Donald Baines. Even more important now that we have lost both Mrs. Truman and Donald Baines is the current “ghostwriter” or coauthor of this book, Jon Land. You’ll see in this book that Jon Land has created the same page turner type mystery/thriller writing as you have read before. Let me also point out that Jon Land is the author of his own book. All which have good reviews.
This is just all fascinating and it made me want to read all of everyone’s books! There are so many I’ll have piles of them. O Happy Day.
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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JON LAND is the USA Today bestselling author of over fifty books, including eleven in the critically acclaimed Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong series, the most recent of which, Strong from the Heart, won the 2020 American Fiction Award for Best Thriller and the 2020 American Book Fest Award for Best Mystery/Suspense Novel. Additionally, he has teamed up with Heather Graham for a science fiction series that began with THE RISING (winner of the 2017 International Book Award for best Sci-fi Novel) and continues with BLOOD MOON. He has also written six books in the Murder, She Wrote series of mysteries and has more recently taken over Margaret Truman's Capital Crimes series, beginning with Murder on the Metro in February of 2021. A graduate of Brown University, he received the 2019 Rhode Island Authors Legacy Award for his lifetime of literary achievements. Land lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
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