Dana Haynes research for his novels has got to be fun! Because Sirocco goes to some outrageously gorgeous places! Cyprus, Paris, Italy’s Lake Como, Spain, Switzerland, truly great settings. Used in a wickedly clever thriller that will keep the pages turning.
Bombings, claimed by an Islamist terrorist group, have killed people in western Europe. The CIA and Spain’s CNI have not been able to stop them, or get a handle on how to track them down. A security company, Sooner, Slye, and Rydell (also known as Suicide Ride, but not generally to their faces) is also hot after the bombers. With no success. Michael and Katalin are doing okay, but have hit a dry patch when they are approached by someone known to Katalin with a proposition. The money is fantastic, but they will be working for the one client Michael would rather not help. Their brief? Simple. Just track down an Islamic terrorist group that has eluded the CIA, the CNI, and a private paramilitary security company, catch the head guys, and bring them in to stand trial. Piece of cake. Or not.
Of course, things quickly get more complicated and dangerous. When the action moves to Spain and Katalin’s family is involved, it becomes personal and deadly. Dana Haynes has outdone himself with a devious plot that will keep you guessing. There are all kinds of situations for Katalin to demonstrate she still has the moves of a highly effective assassin and Michael to show off his prowess as an investigator. This is a partnership that works! One of my favorite characters from the first book in the series makes a reappearance too, Thomas Shannon Greyson. And there are great new characters introduced.
As for the bad guys? It is really a not a good strategy to upset Katalin Fiero Dahar, especially not with Michael Patrick Finnigan in her corner. Not a good plan at all. But it is lots of fun for the readers to watch how this pair figures out the puzzle and takes care of business!— Deon Stonehouse
A serial bomber is wreaking havoc throughout Europe. Former New York City cop Michael Finnigan and former Spanish assassin Katalin Fiero--the brains behind St. Nicholas Salvage & Wrecking, a covert bounty-hunting operation based in Cyprus--may be the only ones who can stop the carnage. The partners have a reputation for tracking down the worst of the worst in international crime, all while staying firmly under the radar. But as they draw ever closer to the bombers, and as the terrorism sweeps up Katalin's own family, Finnigan and Fiero have to decide if they can continue to operate in the shadows.
As the partners learn who they can--and can't--trust, they come face-to-face with shocking secrets at the highest echelons of the world's intelligence communities. Nonstop action and whip-smart dialogue power this compelling thriller to its final, heart-stopping conclusion.