The Ultimatum

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The Ultimatum

A Jeremy Fisk Novel

If you're looking for an action-packed novel, Dick Wolf delivers in "The Ultimatum." This story is so realistic, a reader could wonder how Mr. Wolf knew this day of the drones would come! While we're still thinking a drone capable of delivering pizza, Mr. Wolf penned a premise on drone warfare months prior. This is an arch novel in the Jeremy Fisk series, but it does well as a standalone novel, so no fears of missing too much if this is your first Jeremy Fisk tale.

Someone leaked sensitive documents onto Wikileaks displaying names, numbers, and addresses of past and current espionage personnel as well as top government officials. Suddenly, people are being mysteriously gun-downed in public amidst crowds and no one knows who the killer is nor how he/she is doing it. Jeremy Fisk is drawn into this mess when some nasty people show up at his door ready to do damage to him. Time is running out fast as Jeremy and his friends rush to solve these mysteries.

This novel is easy to read and be enthralled regardless of reading levels, time commitments, or drone/computer knowledge. Mr. Wolf provides up-to-date, action-packed, plausible scenarios throughout this story. So realistic were some of the scenes I kept watching CNN for reports on NYC drone activity to see how they mimicked Mr. Wolf's scenarios. This is one story you'll make time to read as it's one unforgettable moment after the other in "The Ultimatum."


Book Blurb for The Ultimatum

Detective Jeremy Fisk tracks a serial sniper who has mastered state-of-the-art airborne technology to hunt his prey in this chilling thriller from the New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Law & Order franchise.

When a leaker named Verlyn Merritt releases sensitive documents from the NYPD Intelligence Division to WikiLeaks, some of the deadliest criminals have access to Detective Jeremy Fisk’s unlisted home address. Within hours, three mysterious assailants arrive at his Sutton Place apartment. Who are they and why do they want Fisk dead?

Authorities quickly identify and arrest Merritt. But the case takes a sinister twist when an anonymous third party makes threats if authorities don’t release Merritt immediately. Forced from his home and his bank accounts drained, Fisk confronts Chay Maryland, a reporter who has been covering Merritt’s case. Fisk wants the journalist’s help to get close to the leaker—to find out what Merritt really wants and who else is involved.

The investigation is nearly derailed when a serial sniper begins shooting people on the street who seem to have no connection to Merritt’s case. The killer’s aim is eerily accurate—and Fisk believes the shooter might be using a drone rigged with unusual sighting capabilities. Then the sniper contacts the New York Times and promises to kill one person every day, “for the greater good of the citizens of America.

With the clock ticking and millions of lives at stake, Fisk and Chay must find the mastermind before he can wreak havoc on a city paralyzed by fear.


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2015 4.50