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The Protectors (Detective Brian McKenna #6)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
When Terrorists With Nothing To Lose...
In a dramatic and violent kidnapping, the Spanish ambassador to the U.N. is taken at gunpoint in front of his luxury New York City apartment by a group of professional terrorists. The ambassador's bodyguards are killed, and his wife is threatened before the terrorists escape into the maze of the Big Apple...

Kidnap the Rich and Powerfu
Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 18th 2003 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2002)
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Theresa Leone Davidson
Detectives Brian McKenna and Cisco Sanchez are on the case when an ambassador in New York City is kidnapped, part of a coordinated crime that involves kidnappings in Spain as well. I've read others in this series and they are all good; this one, however, feels a little heavy on the planning of how to extricate the kidnapped from where they are being held and light on the actions doing so. Mahoney is a former NYC detective so he knows how something like this would work, and it is interesting, but ...more
Oct 30, 2011 Tony rated it really liked it
Dan Mahoney- The Protectors (St. Martin’s Press 2003) 3.75 Stars

When Carmen de la Cruz is kidnapped overseas, the Spanish ambassador in New York is also kidnapped, as well as another Spanish diplomat, McKenna and Cisco are assigned the case. Working with the FBI and foreign police forces will take a lot skill in a case that will be scrutinised by the media. They must start with the New York case before assisting the rescue of Carmen de la Cruz. Deception seems to be around every corner and they
Aug 30, 2015 Ed rated it really liked it
#7 in the Brian McKenna / Cisco Sanchez series.

NYPD detective Brian McKenna series - Carmen de la Cruz, the richest woman in Spain and a leading voice for peaceful negotiation with Basque separatists, is kidnapped in a violent confrontation while on her way to dedicate a new church. Meanwhile, the Spanish ambassador to the U.S. is snatched in front of his Fifth Avenue residence, leaving two men dead. NYPD detective Brian McKenna is on the scene in New York and is subsequently assigned--along wit
J. Ewbank
Mar 07, 2010 J. Ewbank rated it really liked it
This was my first induction to Dan Mahoney's writing. I found the plot(s) very well done and the twists and turns were unexpected.

The plot involves both New York and Spain, so you have to like a plot tht is not contained within the U.S.

I believe that this book is an interesting read, I enjoyed it and will read any other book by this author that I can find.

J. Robert Ewbank, author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"
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