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Retribution Hardcover – June, 1995


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 295 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (June 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060176407
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060176402
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,834,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

Rogue cop Michael Devlin, a man with great potential, has fallen victim to a cheating wife and no longer cares about anything. Transferred to the force's traffic division, he quits and takes a job as head of security of Taggert Industries, one of New York City's premier companies. The ex-cop, thinking this will be a soft assignment, calls in Marie Falcone and Otis Royal, computer and security experts, to identify and correct the problems. When a mail bomb is found under the podium where the head of the company is speaking, the situation turns serious. Although not as complex as his first novel, Line of Duty (LJ 6/15/90), Grant's latest has moved away from the police procedural into the realm of corporate security, and the author succeeds in writing a suspense-filled thriller. For most popular collections.?Jo Ann Vicarel, Cleveland Heights-University Heights P.L., Ohio
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist

Mike Devlin is the field leader for the NYPD's SWAT team when department politics force him to accept a new job: security chief for Taggart Industries. His first task is a daunting one: improve the lax security at Taggart Tower, and do it in a hurry, since threats have been made against the life of CEO Jason Taggart. While Devlin sets to work on both electronic and personal security, the would-be assassin circles ever closer. This is a top-notch thriller fueled by spicy dialogue, tremendous authenticity, and cleverly drawn characters--even those who appear briefly seem to have a life away from these pages. Author Grant was both a cop and a private security chief in a building such as Taggart Tower. The detail he provides about the process of tightening security proves surprisingly fascinating, and the atmosphere of quiet hallways, opulent boardrooms, and sinister sub-basements brings this high-rise from hell vividly to life. Toss in a satisfying conclusion and a great villain, and you've got a great read. Wes Lukowsky

More About the Author

I am a former member of the NYPD. I worked as a police officer in the Tactical Patrol Force and the Accident Investigation Squad. Upon being promoted to sergeant, I was assigned to the 63rd Precinct, the Inspections Division, and finally the Police Academy. As a lieutenant, I worked in the 17th Precinct and finished up my career as the Commanding Officer of the Traffic Division's Field Internal Affairs Unit. I retired in 1985 and went to work for W.R. Grace Company as a Security Coordinator.
I have a BS in Criminal Justice and an MA in psychology from John Jay College. I am also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
In 1990, I moved to Florida where I wrote my first three novels: Line of Duty; Officer Down and Retribution. In 2006 I returned to Long Island where I have written eleven more novels: The Cove; Back To Venice; When I Come Home; In The Time Of Famine; Dear Son, Hey Ma; Krystal; Appropriate Sanctions; Who Moved My Friggin' Provolone?; The Stalker; and Precinct.
I live on Long Island with my wife, Elizabeth, and our Golden Retriever, Jack.
I can be reached at mggrant08@gmail.com

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Arment on April 16, 2012
Format: Paperback
I read this book when it first came out and thought it was really good. Even though, the reviews weren't great decided to save for future. I am really glad that I did. This book is action packed and keeps you interested throughout the book. It is never dull and is not predictable. Worth reading a third time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is one of the best action books I've read in a while. Devlin is the best. Talk about a creepy killer. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK HIGHLY TO ANY ACTION FAN. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 1997
Format: Paperback
The author appears to have written a few grisly murders and then quickly penned a plot in which to use them. How the victims could have been so easily set up for these particular methods of demise is a stretch of an already thin reality. Everything in the novel is too convoluted and too difficult to be even close to believeable. The principal murder is developed so that the villain is frustrated at every turn. Characters are an unreal spectrum of extremes: too successful, too beautiful, too talented..... The good guys are the average humans. The hero is a character we are too familiar with from other authors, a talented, hard working ex cop with instincts that save the day. The final confrontation is too choreographed and unbelieveable, suddenly the villain has fatal flaws, and all loose ends are neatly tied up in a happy ending
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