Gary Grossman & Ed Fuller
Beaufort, 2019 (2019)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
ary Grossman and Ed Fuller take on the vulnerability of luxury hotels around the world to terrorist attacks in their fast-paced thriller
, that also offers fascinating insights into the hospitality business.
heir protagonist is international hotel executive Dan Reilly, a former Army intelligence officer with ties to the CIA. The story opens with a bombing at the Kensington Hotel in Tokyo that kills dozens. Footage of the scene shows a smirking individual walking calmly from the wreckage. It becomes Dan's mission to track him down and foil his further plans. He also works to increase security (and ties to intelligence networks) for the Kensington chain.
ittle does he know that he's up against much more than terrorist attacks; there is a sinister plan being implemented. While all this unfolds, Dan finds himself in a romantic relationship with banking executive Marnie Babbitt, who might well be a femme fatale. Tension builds to a crescendo with another imminent attack - can Dan stop this one?
t the end of this novel, we're told that it's the '
first in a new international thriller series
'. I look forward to what the authors come up with next.
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