NYPD Intelligence officer Jeremy Fisk returns in Dick Wolf’s new novel The Execution. As perhaps the world’s most coveted target for terrorism New York City has its own intelligence division. Detective Fisk is about a year removed from the foiled attack at the opening of the new World Trade Center and the murder of his girlfriend. Guess what? There is a new threat and the investigation is complicated by United Nations week in New York and the usual craziness of NYC is turned up a few notches. While Fisk is assigned “desk” duties he is pulled into what becomes a serious situation involving a possible assassination. Fisk deals with a former nemesis and meets a tough Mexican cop who is rather mistrustful.
The story was enjoyable, but I would note that if you hadn’t read the prior novel, The Intercept, you would not get as much out of this book. I found some parts of this to be a bit disjointed and actually found the ending to be a little anticlimactic.