Review: The Execution – Dick Wolf

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (January 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: ISBN-10: 0062064851
ISBN-13: 978-ISBN-13: 978-0062064851
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Jeremy Fisk – Detective, NYPD Intelligence Division
Cecilia Garza – Commandante of the Policia Federal also known as the Ice Queen.


Twenty Three headless bodies are found on the U.S. Mexican Border. Commandante Cecilia Garza is called in to investigate and this puts her on the trial of a warlord known as The Hummingbird. Jeremy Fisk is pulled into the plot when similar bodies are found washed up in New York. The two officers must overcome their own strong personalities and find a way to catch the killer before tragedy strikes.


Okay, in my review of the previous novel, my biggest complaint was character development. The characters this time around are a little more developed, they actually began to grow on me. In particular, I found myself really liking the tough as nails character of Cecilia Garza. Fisk himself showed a little more of an edge in this followup, then he did in the previous novel.

The drawback this time though, is the plot. While it’s a very strong plot, it’s almost redundant to the plot of the previous novel. Two detectives must stop an Assassin before he kills a major world leader at a highly publicized event. Slight details changed, but overall it was very similar to The Intercept.

That aside though, I did enjoy it because it was different enough in the finer details that it made a good story with interesting characters. Another great summer time read for all of you out there, but as previously, I’d put an older teen/adult warning on it for violence and adult situations.

About the Author
Dick Wolf, a two-time Emmy award-winning writer, producer, and creator, is the architect of one of the most successful brands in the history of television—NBC’s Law & Order, among the longest-running scripted shows.

Wolf has won numerous awards, including Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series (Law & Order) and Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee); a Grammy; and an Edgar.

He is the New York Times bestselling author of The Intercept; The Execution is the second book in his Jeremy Fisk series. He lives in Southern California.


*Disclaimer* A special thanks goes out to Daniella at Harper Collins for a review copy of this book. It in no way influenced my review. You can discuss it here or join my facebook page and discuss it there.