Monday, January 17, 2011

Crime Fiction Alphabet: B is for Larry Bond

Title: Day of Wrath
Author: Larry Bond
ISBN: 0446516775
Publisher: Warner Books/1998
Pages: 481/Hardcover

It deals with terrorism with the help of modern warfare. Ibrahim, a Saudi Prince pumps money for such purposes. On the cover of a company, known as Caraco, he manages to buy people to work for him and is very influential with the current administration in the White House. He financially supports various factions of terrorism.

A Russian cargo jet, with U.S. officials onboard, crashes in northern Russia . Following clues to why the plane crashed , Thorn and Gray pursue Germans into parts of northern Russia, with the help of a Russian MVD officer. They get into trouble with Russian locals when the MVD officer is killed in an ambush. Finally they zero in to Nuke smuggling into US.

They have a hunch that, jet engines are being used to smuggle nuclear weapons to the U.S. Disobeying orders from their government, Thorn and Gray pursue the leads to the U.S. and get help from a retired General Farrell. With the German and Arabic terrorists after them as well as their own government, Thorn and Gray manage to elude them and get to the heart of the problem, before Ibrahim can unleash twenty 150 Megaton nuclear bombs on the U.S., almost destroying parts of it.

Bond's knowledge of weapons is well researched. The problem with this, it is kind of dated and it does tend to get slow at times. The romantic element does nothing for the story. 


Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have not read a lot of crime fiction as of late but I think I should. I used to love that genre!

Kerrie said...

Thanks for this contribution to the CFA Guatami. This is an author I have not come across yet.

Jenn said...

New-to-me author, but the book sounds exciting! Just the thing to liven up a gray January and February, thanks!

Mason Canyon said...

Enjoyed your review. This is a 'new to me' author and book. Thanks for the introduction.

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