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Catch a Falling Knife [Kindle Edition]

Frank Foster
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Fresh out of federal witness protection and enjoying the pleasures of Venice, Italy, former mobster Vinny Fabrizio is offered the criminal chance of a lifetime: $10 million to destroy a crucially located container ship port and a shot at his FBI nemesis, Jack Rivers.The catch? He’s being paid by anti-American Islamic insurgents, and the port is back home on American soil.

As Vinny weighs his pangs of patriotism and the opportunity for a bloody revenge, Jack struggles to remain loyal to his own family and make a name for himself at his new job as director of security—at the very port Vinny is planning to blow up. The two men speed toward each other on a dangerous collision course that threatens to destroy much more than just each other. Behind his sinister smirk, Vinny hides an unexpected weakness: Linda, a gorgeous, strong-willed southern belle who must decide if she’s willing to risk it all for real love. The stakes are high, and the clock is ticking…

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From the Author

"Normally they would have greeted Bashaar with some degree of cordiality but now their dark eyes stared at him in stark confrontation.  Preoccupied with his colleagues, Bashaar failed to notice that Abdul had slipped around behind him.  Bashaar felt a quick, sharp pain on his neck as though he had cut himself shaving.  He put his hand on the spot, took it off, and when he saw blood spurting on and through his fingers, realized that Abdul had slit his throat.  He tried to speak but no words would form.  He clutched his hands to his neck as if it would stop the blood which gushed as if from a fire hydrant.  It was his last thought before he became lightheaded and crumpled to the alley in a heap."  

From the Inside Flap

  • "...Frank Foster demonstrates...a quirky instinct for character that will leave readers looking forward to his next novel." - Randy Wayne White, New York Times bestselling author of Dead Silence
  • "...a gripping novel of suspense..." - Winston Groom, bestselling author of Forest Gump
  • "...Put down your James Patterson and pick up Frank Foster." - Ace Atkins, bestselling author of Devil's Garden
  • "...Frank Foster returns with a fast moving thriller...the man can write." - Stuart M. Kaminsky, Edgar winner and Mystery Writers of America Grand Master

Product Details

  • File Size: 476 KB
  • Print Length: 362 pages
  • Publisher: Empire State Publishing (March 19, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007O30KF6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #894,454 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Action From Start to Finish May 30, 2012
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Many elements of this story are commendable. It follows a former member of the mob recruited by terrorists to destroy a major shipping port in Florida. If the author dropped the use of cliches the story would challenge that of a top writer in this genre. This is especially true when describing his characters. I feel like we never went below the surface and there was a whiff of 'good old boy' attitude.

Without giving away the end, for me the knife thing was not believable and didn't do the rest of the story justice. I also don't find the last two sentences of the book believable.

Still, the story kept me intrigued and I would read another book by this author.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Catch a Falling Knife April 22, 2012
Outstanding book about a terrorist group set to blow up one of America's greatest ports. I downloaded to my iPad through the Kindle app and could not put it down thereafter. The personalities of all the characters and the extensive local knowledge of the author in working through the story makes this a must read. Frank, give us more of Ludwig and Jack!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too many plausibility problems March 13, 2013
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I rarely review a book I didn't read from beginning to end because it's unfair to the author. But in this case, NOT writing a review is unfair to potential readers.

From the beginning, Catch a Falling Knife feels as if Frank Foster is writing about topics which he has no experience in or actual knowledge of. Not saying an author needs to be a former mobster or a terrorist to write about those topics, but he should at least enlist the expertise of those who can make his text read realistically.

I stopped reading at chapter fourteen, when characters who should have been well-versed in security and defense protocols had to take time to explain their acronyms to each other. The mere fact that these "experts" waited until they had a credible threat before they even began TALKING about developing a security plan discredited the remainder of the book for me. It's not remotely realistic in this day and age.

If you like the premise of this book, read Proximity: A Novel of the Navy's Elite Bomb Squad. The author was an actual Navy EOD tech, and his writing makes it obvious he's been there and done that. Proximity is a much better written book with multi-layered themes and non-stop action.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Catch a Falling Knife April 30, 2012
By William
Frank Foster has written a riveting account of a planned terrorist attack on a major U.S.port familiar to us all. His major characters are very believable and the suspense level is skillfully maintained to the very end, the details of which will surprise most readers.
I heartedly recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Destiny in Duval April 19, 2013
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The book is totally believable in character and plot, and so well constructed as to make the mounting suspense an unremitting assault on the psyche, compelling nonstop reading to relieve the pressure. In the vernacular, it is a "page-turner" of the first magnitude. The story builds and builds and builds with surprise after surprise, leading step-by-step to a blockbuster, wholly unexpected, denouement (or Ending, in the vernacular). If Foster keeps up this pace, Amazon may have to expand its approval scale to six stars.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Catch a Falling Knife by Frank Foster June 5, 2012
By M
This book is engaging and entertaining. The author shows his excellent knowledge of the north Florida - south Georgia culture along with awareness of the local Jacksonville, FL scenario. My wife and I read it aloud to each other as we recently traveled to NC, and it added a very enjoyable component to the trip. We did have to "bleep" a few words in the reading, but in the book's setting, the words are understandable as a part of real life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great story July 4, 2014
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Great book and story.
I like the venue of Jacksonville
I also enjoyed the inclusion of boats in the plot
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3.0 out of 5 stars good book, but not exceptional March 27, 2014
By kelly
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Very timely plot. Good development of characters however some areas in the book had too much detail. Loved the finally of the plot, but a little on the hurried side. I look forward to mr. Foster's next book!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Catch a falling knife
A good thriller but not as good as his previous two Boca books. To many errors in the text became a distraction and put a damper on my reading enjoyment. Read more
Published 25 days ago by William H. Potter, Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good and hard to put book down
Published 9 months ago by mr henry
4.0 out of 5 stars gave this a 8.0/10.0!
Rating: 8.0/10.0

Review: This story is packed full of action, adventure, and a little bit of love. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Brandon Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable Plot
Frank Foster has written a terrific book that takes the reader to a possible catastrophe for the US. Characters are developed in a way that makes you think you really know them. Read more
Published 20 months ago by James H. Rigsby, Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars CATCH A FALLING LIFE
Published 22 months ago by RAS
5.0 out of 5 stars Catch a falling knife
Definitely Foster's best yet. He's amped up his characters and his target. His research is excellent. Good read. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Dawn M. Kile
2.0 out of 5 stars Gave up at chapter 21
Once I had lost all respect for the main character, I just could not finish this book. A hero just does not turn in his father for bribing a judge no matter how poor a father he... Read more
Published on April 23, 2013 by Wanda Peters
4.0 out of 5 stars nice relaxing read
I have no problem giving this 4 stars. It was believable and exciting. I was never thinking to myself that this was total rubbish. The theme of the book is extreamly plausable. Read more
Published on March 25, 2013 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars This one is a keeper!
This one is an intriguing story that will truly hold your attention. The characters feel real.I enjoyed it so much that I had to stay with it to the very end.
Published on September 24, 2012 by Bepeba
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Frank Foster is the author of Boca Moon and Boca News, and the short story, The Lookdown. He is a former chairman of a publicly traded company and invests in industrial real estate across Florida. He travels the world pursuing his passion for fly-fishing and lives with his wife in Lakeland, Florida, and Highlands, North Carolina. Visit his website at

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