The Death Trust

by David Rollins | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9780553590005 Global Overview for this book
Registered by DameEdna of Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on 5/21/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by DameEdna from Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on Thursday, May 21, 2009
From Publishers Weekly
Australian Rollins (Rogue Element) introduces a tough, wisecracking hero in his U.S. debut. When Gen. Abraham Scott—CO of Ramstein Air Base in Germany and son-in-law of the U.S. vice president—dies in a suspicious glider incident, Maj. Vincent Cooper, an agent of the U.S.A.F. Office of Special Investigations, gets the call. Recently divorced and drinking to excess, Vin knows his job is on the line as he travels to Germany to work with Special Agent Anna Masters. The two of them put together a case that grows to encompass an ever-widening ring of murders and takes them, in a particularly harrowing scene, to Baghdad. A shadowy international organization known as the Establishment appears to be behind the mayhem, and in the process of figuring out the group's motives, the intrepid Vin gets beaten up, blown up, set on fire and shot a couple of times. Readers will look forward to more of Vin's exploits in his next outing, A Knife Edge. (Oct.)
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From Booklist
Rollins' first novel, published to deserved acclaim in Australia in 2005, begins with a one-two punch. In Iraq, a U.S. Army sergeant is gunned down by a sniper; not long after, in Germany, the sergeant's father is piloting a glider when the aircraft suddenly falls to pieces in midair. Was this a coincidence, or has someone targeted father and son? In charge of the case is Special Agent Vin Cooper, of the Office of Special Investigations—recently divorced and looking for something to distract him from the ruins of his personal life. The novel's story will be familiar to many readers (it involves a conspiracy at the White House), but Cooper is such an appealing narrator that seeing the story through his eyes is like seeing it afresh. Many thriller writers dive right into the action, but Rollins sneaks up on the story, takes it nice and slow, as though he is writing a police procedural rather than a thriller. Definitely a few cuts above most political-conspiracy yarns. Pitt, David --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Journal Entry 2 by DameEdna at Monroe Township, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, May 26, 2009

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Journal Entry 3 by vavoice from Glen Allen, Virginia USA on Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thanks for the book! It will soon be added to a box that will be on its way to one of our service members deployed overseas.

To that service member...thank you for the sacrifices you make every day! Sacrifices that allow me to be who I want to be. Sacrifices that allow me to say what I want to say. Sacrifices that enable others to taste the freedoms that we, more often than not, take for granted. Best wishes for a safe deployment, and a speedy return to those who love and support you 110%.

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