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The Intercept (Jeremy Fisk #1)

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  3,797 Ratings  ·  750 Reviews
Dick Wolf, the celebrated creator of the Law & Order television franchise, makes his literary debut with The Intercept, a taut, driving thriller reminiscent of the classic The Day of the Jackal.
Days before the July Fourth holiday and the dedication of One World Trade Center at Ground Zero, an incident aboard a commercial jet reminds everyone involved that vigilance s
Hardcover, First Edition, 387 pages
Published December 26th 2012 by Harper Collins
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James Thane
Jun 18, 2014 James Thane rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
This thriller is the first novel from Dick Wolf, the creator of the television series, Law and Order, and it introduces NYC police detective Jeremy Fisk. Fisk is a member of the department's Intelligence Division, New York City's mini-CIA, which is designed to combat terror threats to the most attractive target in the world.

The book opens with a flashback to an angry Osama Bin Laden trying to persuade his henchmen that in the wake of the 9/11 attack, they have to be smarter than your average stu
Mike French
Dec 14, 2012 Mike French rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A tremendous first novel by the creator of the Law & Order series and my favorite new show this year- Chicago Fire!
A page turner from the get go, you will not be disappointed!
Oct 31, 2012 Cynthia rated it liked it
“The Intercept” is an enjoyable thriller though it never quite soars. One of the main characters, Jeremy Fisk, didn’t come alive. Some of the minor characters were excellent however. It’s almost like Wolf has been spoiled on the set of Law and Order and was waiting for an exemplary actor to show up to flesh out Fisk’s role. Wolf uses the current de rigueur plot of Jihadists coming to America to wreak havoc. While there are a few plot twists you won’t see coming you will with most of them…or at l ...more
Susan May
Apr 15, 2014 Susan May rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Who hasn’t seen at least one episode of Law and Order, the longest running scripted show on television? It’s been around, would you believe, since 1990. Dick Wolf, the creator of the show, is an award winning director, and producer. Now he's turned his hand to writing books, and he's proved that he can tell gripping stories no matter the medium.

In 2013, he released his first book THE INTERCEPT, and it took me a while to get around to reading it. (If you saw my to-be-read review pile, you would b
Patrice Hoffman
Nov 14, 2012 Patrice Hoffman rated it really liked it
*Won through a Goodreads Giveaway*

When I receieved notification that I'd won this debut novel by the creator of my favorite show of all time, I couldn't have been happier. I love watching Law & Order marathons on Saturdays and Sundays, or on my Netflix. I am that much of a fan. Enough about me. The story features Jeremy Fisk who is a detective for the NYPD Intelligence Division. His main objective is to intercept valid threats of terrorism. He is good at his job catching radicals who wish to
Jun 19, 2014 Monnie rated it really liked it
This is the first in the author's series of three (so far) featuring NYPD detective and intelligence officer Jeremy Fisk. I've had the first two for a while now (next up is The Execution), and I finally found a lull in my stack of to-read books and decided to give the first one a whirl.

For those who may not be familiar with his name, Dick Wolf is the creator of TV's extremely popular and long-running Law and Order franchise (count me as a big fan who was upset at the cancellation of the original
Oct 22, 2012 Randy rated it it was amazing
Though THE INTERCEPT is a first novel, Dick Wolf is no stranger to thrillers. He's the creator and driving force behind the long running Law & Order franchise. The book is the first in series featuring NYPD detective Jeremy Fisk. He runs an anti-terrorism unit patterned after the CIA.

The fourth of July holidays are approaching when a plane hijacking is foiled by a handful of passengers, Those folks become instant media darlings, dubbed "The Six."

Fisk is the lead investigator on the incident
Jun 27, 2014 David rated it really liked it
Recommended to David by: Mike French
Shelves: thriller, audiobook
This is a fun, fast-paced novel about two New York police detectives. The two of them become romantically involved, as they try to solve a terrorism case. A terrorist tries to take over an international airliner. Six people on board disable the terrorist, and become instant celebrities. But ... this is not the end of the case--it is just the beginning. Dick Wolf puts layer upon layer onto a thickening plot. The detectives just don't see the case as being "closed" just quite yet. They chase elusi ...more
Nov 16, 2012 Mike rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, giveaways
Very nicely done by the author! I think this book will appeal to anyone that likes police/detective stories, thrillers or war on terror books. I couldn't put the book down until done and I'll look for future books from this author.

4.5 stars
Nov 30, 2012 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Scarier than anything Steven King has written to date.

Why? Because this could actually happen.

When an international flight to New York from Stockholm is "hijacked" by a jihadist, a handful of passengers spring into action to thwart the terrorist. Known as "The Six", these individuals are lauded as celebrities - coincidentally tying into New York's Fourth of July dedication of the newly finished Freedom Tower.

But was that the entirety of the terrorist plan?

Detective Jeremy Fisk begins to suspect
Nov 19, 2012 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
4.5 When I was approached to review The Intercept, I thought I recognized this authors’ name. We are huge fans of the Law and Order television shows and I was immediately excited. Wolf delivered an action packed crime thriller that kept me riveted in this chillingly realistic scenario that take place over the July fourth weekend in the city that never sleeps, New York. I consumed this over the course of two evenings and cannot wait for the next Jeremy Fisk novel.

The tale begins days before the d
Mar 21, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it
Shelves: debut
Count me in as a fan of Hill Street Blues , Law and Order and all its spinoffs. Still, I was skeptical when it came to reading producer Dick Wolf's debut book Intercept. Sure, I figured he could write but scriptwriting does not necessarily translate to novel author. Happy to say, Dick Wolf makes the grade.

Intercept is a fast paced, well-plotted terrorist thriller set on the streets of post 9/11 New York after the death of Osama Bin Laden. These are streets Wolf knows well. In an interview he all
Nov 24, 2012 Tony rated it liked it
Shelves: thrillers
THE INTERCEPT. (2013). Dick Wolf. ***.
It seems as if everyone knows of Dick Wolf except me – but then, I don’t watch TV. He was the creator of the TV series, “Law & Order.” I’ve heard that it was a good series, and was one of the longest running ones on the tube – tied with “Gunsmoke,” I think. This is Wolf’s first novel, and it is a classical thriller, with all of the crosses and double-crosses, car chases, dead bodies, and evil terrorists. By the middle of the novel, you realize that you
Feb 09, 2013 Nathaniel rated it it was amazing
A lot of work goes into writting your first book, but in this case it is safe to say, that all of Mr. Wolf's hard work paid off. He aced it, once I started it, I couldn't put it down. Held me page after page.
Feb 10, 2017 Stacy rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
It started off slow as the writer went into detail about the various agencies that fight terrorism in New York. No need to explain the JTTF to me; I've read all of the John Corey books.

Fisk was a very effective but clinical member of law enforcement called Intel. I'll save you the details. His coworker/paramour Gerstens was tasked with babysitting a group of six who warded off an airplane terrorist. It was disturbing to see a smart and engaging character like Gerstens constantly waiting by the p
Terri Lynn
This story actually starts years before the attempted hijacking of a Scandinavian plane led six people to attack the pathetic hijacker. Several people who would be pawns in the attempt on the lives of two presidents and a group of heroes were victims at one time which led them to part of an Al Qaeda plot.

On that flight, not all of the heroes are really heroes. When the Six, as they begin to be called, find themselves imprisoned in a nice hotel and well fed and cared for but unable to leave, s
Sep 08, 2013 Miles rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews
Full Review - 3.5/5

Many of us have grown up with NBC’s Law & Order on the televisual box in one format or the other; after all it is the longest running drama in television history. We have Dick Wolf – creator - to thank for the long running series; we also have Dick Wolf to thank for his debut action thriller – The Intercept – but can he turn his hand to writing thrillers?

New York City, arguably the biggest and most valuable prize or scalp for terror
Nov 04, 2012 Jacqui rated it really liked it
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Feb 22, 2013 Matthew rated it did not like it
This book was quite disappointing to me, especially coming from someone with such a brilliant mind and writer as Dick Wolf. This book is badly written and it treats the reader like they're stupid. Any suspense or crime writer who spells out things like Central Intelligence Agency or All-Points Bulletin is no good. It's bad writing and talks down to the reader. Is there anybody who lives in the world, who reads crime drama books regularly that doesn't know what "FBI" or "CIA" means. Actually the ...more
Dick Reynolds
Nov 10, 2012 Dick Reynolds rated it liked it
The story begins when a Scandinavian Airlines jetliner is over the Atlantic Ocean and heading for New York, only several days before dedication of the new Freedom Tower building at Ground Zero. An attempt to hijack the plane and crash it into the city by a Yemeni passenger is thwarted by a small group of fellow passengers that become heroes and known as “The Six.” But there is a Saudi Arabian national who is also aboard the plane who has a secret connection to this harrowing event. Jeremy Fisk ...more
Liz Waters
Nov 25, 2012 Liz Waters rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this thriller/chiller of a 21st century mystery. The action was nonstop, the scenarios were sort of believable, and the reading was altogether a thrilling ride through the quiet times of a holiday weekend. While the protagonist, Jeremy Fisk, could certainly be fleshed out a bit more, the other characters sprang straight from the front pages and lead stories of news outlets across the nation. A brave young flight attendant, a musician, a greedy entrepreneur, and a sma ...more
Dec 08, 2012 ☮Karen rated it liked it
Shelves: nook
NY City some years after 9/11, and Jeremy Fisk, a NYC intelligence detective, and his cohorts are working to keep the city safe on the eve of the new One World Trade Center building opening. But you don’t know that until page 76 because Wolf chose to throw many boring pages of background info at us -- necessary I suppose, but very clumsily executed. It took forever and a day for this to really grab me, but then when it did, I was in its grip. Those first chapters were slow and confusing, though, ...more
L.E. Truscott
Feb 24, 2013 L.E. Truscott rated it liked it
I was very interested to read this book because of Dick Wolf's previous achievements. I have to admit that I was expecting something a lot more intriguing. The main problems were:

*I guessed almost straight away who the ultimate baddy was.
*The characters discover one of the next plot points because of an unencoded message (almost as bad as having a guard fall asleep).
*It took way too long to get to the main story.
*There was almost no character development (all I know about Jeremy Fisk is that he
Nov 15, 2012 Jeremy rated it really liked it
I received an advance copy of this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway.

This is pretty much what I expected coming from the creator of Law & Order. It's a well fleshed out thriller with compelling characters, but nothing that makes it stand out more so than any other of dozens of thrillers with an anti-terrorism milieu.

It's an enjoyable, quick read, but don't expect it to redefine the genre or anything.
Jim A
Apr 01, 2013 Jim A rated it it was ok
I was disappointed in this book, but that may well be due to my high expectations from a work by Wolf.
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
July 4th is usually a time when most of us are looking forward to spending some time with our families, but when an attempted airline hi-jacking on Scandinavian Flight 903 is stopped by six heroic passengers and crew, it seems there is more there than just an ill conceived plan. Jeremy Fisk, a detective assigned to NYPD's Intelligence Division believes it may have just been a diversion to a much deeper terrorist plot. Having worked with bringing down Osama Bin Laden and deciphering clues from hi ...more
Feb 05, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
The Intercept by Dick Wolf is a 2012 William Morrow publication.
Right before a big fourth of July celebration in New York and a dedication at ground zero, a plane is nearly highjacked. Six people on board the jet come out the event as heroes. Jeremy Fisk is a long term dedicated detective. Events like this are what keeps him sharp and focused. You can never forget, not even for a moment and let your guard down.
As the six heroes are interviewed and begin getting star treatment from the press, F
Nov 26, 2012 Judie rated it really liked it
Often, when taking a trip, you know where your journey begins and where it ends. The important part is what happens along the way. Before you even begin reading THE INTERCEPT by Law & Order creator Dick Wolf, you know there will be a detours, dead ends, and emergencies that call for fast action. Some people will die, and, at the end, the good guys will win.
Life in the United States changed drastically after 9/11, particularly in New York City. The fear of terrorists caused increased scrut
Bonnie Brody
Nov 09, 2012 Bonnie Brody rated it really liked it

Dick Wolf’s novel, The Intercept, is a tale of jihadists pursued by NYPD detective Jeremy Fisk. Jeremy is a detective in the New York intelligence division working to prevent another attack like 9/11 on New York City. The plot is complex as befits a plan by bin Laden to avenge the attacks on Islam by the West.

Jeremy and his partner, Kristen Gersten are in a race against time to solve a terrorist plot that somehow is clearly intended to mark the anniversary of 9/11 with a new outrage. The stage
Bill Wilson
Feb 07, 2013 Bill Wilson rated it really liked it
Book reminded me of Nelson DeMille's John Corey books (Lion's Game, the Lion). Intricately plotted, good pacing, lots of well researched detail, interesting protagonist - what else would you expect from the man who brought us several flavors of "Law and Order"? An added plus for me was making his hero a fellow Villanova alumnus. I liked the book, stayed up late to finish it, but don't know if Wolf has really carved out a differentiated place in the post 9/11 terrorist-hero shadow battle novel. A ...more
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Richard Anthony "Dick" Wolf is an American producer, specializing in crime dramas such as Miami Vice and the Law & Order franchise. Throughout his career he has won several awards including an Emmy Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Wolf worked as an advertising copywriter at Benton & Bowles creating commercials for Crest toothpaste, all the while writing screenplays in the ho
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“The NYPD’s Intelligence Division had grown out of the New York City terror attack of September 11, 2001. After being rehired as police commissioner four months later, Ray Kelly determined that federal law enforcement communities had failed New York. He could not understand how every law enforcement and security agency missed a plot involving dozens of people taking flying lessons, crossing borders, shipping money all over the place. Nobody was going to take care of New York, he realized, except New York’s Finest themselves.” 0 likes
“The mandatory protocol for cockpit door opening in American airspace had been in place since the attacks on New York and Washington. One flight attendant blocked the aisle leading from the front of the passenger cabin, standing before the drawn privacy curtain. A second flight attendant was a backup, standing on the other side. The armored door to the flight deck could be opened only from the inside, or outside from a keypad. The code was changed for every flight, and was known only to the pilots. On U.S. domestic flights, a wire screen was unfurled and secured, sealing off the vestibule from the first-class cabin while the pilots moved about, one at a time, outside the cockpit. On an international flight aboard a twin-aisle jet like the Airbus 330, the guard post was a ten-foot-long vestibule in front of the flight deck door. On one side was a bathroom, on the other, a bar and coffee galley.” 0 likes
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