Image of First to Kill (Leisure Fiction)


Image of First to Kill (Leisure Fiction)

The words "gritty" and "deadly" just scratch the surface of this dynamite debut novel. From the opening page, death, destruction and betrayal weave through a Byzantine plot. Nathan McBride is a truly memorable protagonist whose sense of honor and loyalty take him down dark paths. The breakneck pace and pulse-pounding action herald the arrival of a major new find.

Ex-Marine sniper and former CIA operative Nathan and his friend Harvey Fontana have a security firm. But it's their old specialized skills and ability to break the rules that prompt an urgent call from a former FBI director. Frank Ortega's grandson has disappeared during an undercover arms-smuggling operation for the FBI. Also missing is a large amount of Semtex explosives.

As Nathan and Harvey help the FBI search for James Ortega and the explosives, the ruthless Bridgestone brothers send a violent message to the FBI, and Nathan suspects that he may not have been given all the pertinent facts in this case. (LEISURE, Sep., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith