NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Book-of-the-Month Club® (BOMC) is delighted to name The Intercept by Dick Wolf as its newest National Black Ribbon honoree. Wolf, known to many as the man behind the successful "Law & Order" franchise, makes his literary debut with an extraordinary tale about a terrorist plot on American soil.
Deborah Sinclaire, Editor-in-Chief, BOMC states, "Dick Wolf knows how to grab an audience and hook us with addicting storylines. In his first book, he has written a superb, edge-of-your-seat, ripped from the headlines thriller featuring the kind of characters I can't wait to read about again. Detective Fisk is a welcome addition to the ranks of great detectives."
"I am thrilled that The Intercept has been selected as a National Black Ribbon Book by BOMC. As an award-winning writer, director, and producer, Dick Wolf has some of the most acute storytelling instincts in the business. Happily for us, he has brought those estimable skills to this stellar debut novel: plot surprises galore and passionate characters who when faced with the longest odds, believe that true justice is possible. It's an honor for me, as Dick's editor, to share this striking first novel with you and to see The Intercept embraced by BOMC. I hope you will enjoy reading this ingenious novel as much as I have." – David Highfill, VP/Executive Editor, William Morrow.
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About the book: Four days before the dedication of the new Freedom Tower, five passengers and a flight attendant bravely foil the hijacking of a commercial jet. Thrust into the spotlight, "The Six" as they are dubbed, become instant celebrities. But New York Police detective Jeremy Fisk believes there's more to this than a simple attempted terrorist act. Fisk suspects this might be a diversion and in reality the early warning signal that another, potentially more devastating, attack is imminent.
About the author: Dick Wolf, an award-winning writer, director, producer and creator, is the architect of one of the most successful brands in the history of television—NBC's Law & Order, the longest running scripted show in television history. He has won numerous awards, including two Emmys, a Grammy, and an Edgar. This is his first novel and the first in a series featuring NYPD Detective Jeremy Fisk. He lives in Montecito, California.
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