Morrow, Feb 8 2011, $24.99
Former FBI agent Steve Vail looks forward to his New Year’s Eve date with FBI assistant director Kate Bannon. However instead of romance, the FBI has an issue in which Vail is the man. He finds it ironic that the Feds who fired him for insubordination while solving cases now want to use him on their most convoluted inquires since h is a civilian Chicago Bricklayer.
Russian embassy officer “Calculus” informed the FBI that he will sell them a list containing Americans selling secret information to the Russians; for each traitor arrested, he expects $250,000. However, the deal ends when his superiors order Calculus back to Moscow. The FBI believes the Russian know he was about to betray them and will kill those on the hit list. Vail and Bannon will welcome in the New Year together trying to find the list of Calculus.
This is an exciting espionage thriller starring an intriguing renegade and his beautiful sidekick. The story line is fast-paced with a sense of the unlikely that enhances the fun. Although a comparison of how Vail investigates with standard operating procedures would have enhanced the thriller especially the seemingly over the top scenes, fans will enjoy the Bricklayer’s return as the numbers fail to add up.