NYPD Detective Jeremy Fisk—introduced in Law & Order creator Dick Wolf’s New York Times bestselling debut The Intercept—must stop an assassin in the pay of a shadowy cartel in The Execution, a tense thriller that superbly blends suspense, politics, intrigue and high-flying action in the tradition of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, and Robert Crais.
Ten days after the Mexican presidential election, twenty-three bodies are discovered beheaded on the United States border, each marked with a carving of a Hummingbird. Detective Cecilia Garza of the Mexican intelligence agency recognizes it: it is the signature of an assassin called Chuparosa. Garza has been pursuing the killer for years, yet knows little about him, except that he’s heading to New York—with the rest of the world.
It’s United Nations Week in Manhattan and Jeremy Fisk can’t let grief over a devastating loss keep him from safeguarding his city. Complicating matters is the startling news of a mass murder in nearby Rockaway—and the arrival of a disturbingly beautiful and assertive Mexican cop.
To have a chance at finding Chuparosa, these uneasy allies must learn to work together and fast. As they soon discover, there’s more to this threat than meets the eye—and that justice is not always blind.
This is my first time reading author Dick Wolf's works. The witeup was intriguing and it was available through my local library so I grabbed it up. This was an audio book I listened to using the Overdrive app, which is my favorite app to use while I'm driving.
When I first started listening to "The Execution" it was pretty gruesome to say the least but that really didn't bother me. As I continued listening things seem to get a little muddled and out of focus, which was distracting, but I continued to listen.
It really didn't become interesting until the middle of the third book (which is how the book was chaptered), this is where the characters became more developed and engaging in their task to protect the Mexican president from assassination, so they thought, the ending changed everything!
Since I was never a fan of Law and Order, I thought I'd give a whirl. It was entertaining for the most part and I would like to read the "The Intercept," his first book, which there were many references in "The Execution," just to be familiar with the Detective Jeremy Fisk series, I'll add it to my to be read list.