THREAT CASE by J.C. Pollock


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 A Special Forces veteran leads the search for his archenemy to stop him before he assassinates the Presidentin the latest exercise in military and police gadgetry and techniques from Pollock (Crossfire, Centrifuge, Mission M.I.A.). Jerry Sincavage is an extremely nasty piece of work. That's why the very biggest of the very big South American druglords have agreed to pay him $20 million to conduct a bit of business. Sincavage is the absolute best assassin in the Free World, having learned everything the Special Forces and the CIA can teach in the way of political murder and a lot more. He's especially valuable because his military records say he was killed in Vietnam so he's completely off the books. But the deal the undead Sincavage cuts with the narcocracy is overheard through the miracle of modern laser technology, and the Secret Service is alerted to the danger, if not the identity, of the assassin. Secret Service honcho Michael Maguire begins to circle the wagons around the President as close as the political handlers will allow and supervises a frantic search to identify and stop the killer. Also searching frantically is Special Forces veteran and advisor Jack Gannon, who learned to loathe Sincavage years ago in Vietnam and who hates him even more for the recent murder of a beautiful, innocent friend. Gannon and Maguire combine the wits and weapons of the Secret Service and the supersecret Delta Force and take the offensivewhich takes them to darkest Peru and Central Park. Lots of lucky breaks, and all of the technowizardry works suspiciously well, but the story rattles along at an acceptable pace. Meanwhile, there are some amusing vice-presidential jokes.

Pub Date: June 5th, 1991
ISBN: 0-385-29959-1
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Delacorte
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1991