The Bomb Maker

The Bomb Maker

eBook - 2018
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A bomb is more than a weapon. A bomb is an expression of the bomber's predictions of human behavior—a performance designed to fool you into making one fatally wrong move. In The Bomb Maker, Thomas Perry introduces us to the dark corners of a mind intent on transforming a simple machine into an act of murder—and to those committed to preventing that outcome at any cost. A threat is called into the LAPD Bomb Squad and when tragedy ensues, the fragmented unit turns to Dick Stahl, a former Bomb Squad commander who now operates his own private security company. Just returned from a tough job in Mexico, Stahl is at first reluctant to accept the offer, but his sense of duty to the technicians he trained is too strong to turn it down. On his first day back at the head of the squad, Stahl's three-person team is dispatched to a suspected car bomb. And it quickly becomes clear to him that they are dealing with an unusual mastermind—one whose intended target seems to be the Bomb Squad itself. As the shadowy organization sponsoring this campaign of violence puts increasing pressure on the bomb maker, and Stahl becomes dangerously entangled with a member of his own team, the fuse on this high-stakes plot only burns faster. The Bomb Maker is Thomas Perry's biggest, most unstoppable thriller yet.
Publisher: LaVergne : Mysterious Press, 2018
ISBN: 9780802165534
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Dec 02, 2018

Rec'd by Stephen king

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USAF1969
Jan 17, 2018

A year ago at this time I read my first Thomas Perry novel, THE OLD MAN, which was superb. Not sure how I missed all his earlier books, but I did. His newest, THE BOMB MAKER, is a great read and he is now on my 'must follow' list. This book is very tightly written, full of twists and turns, suspenseful, engaging, and a great look at what it means to be on a Bomb Squad and Explosive Ordinance Disposal team. Fair warning though, if you are not into heavy technical details about bomb making or disarming/disposal, be prepared to skim through some pages where the details are abundant - that won't detract from the story line or enjoying the book. On the other hand, I did read through the details and am glad I did. The ending is actually two endings at once - both are awesome! Enjoy.

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