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
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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