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The Execution (Jeremy Fisk #2)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  731 ratings  ·  157 reviews
NYPD Detective Jeremy Fisk allies with beautiful assertive Mexican Intelligence Agency Detective Cecilia Garza. She recognizes the signature of assassin Chuparosa - hummingbird carved on corpses, 23 beheaded after Mexican presidential election. After years of pursuit, she knows he heads to Manhattan - with the rest of the world for UN Week.
Hardcover, 335 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by William Morrow HarperCollins (first published 2014)
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Cheryl
I like what Mr. Wolf does to television. He is a master and he knows how to create good television shows that last a long time due to really nice writing. That is why I was excited to see what he could do in the book world. While there is not a lack of action, I struggled with this book. In fact, I finished this book a long time ago and have not found the right words to put down for my thoughts on this book. In fact, I don't know if I still really have found them but I am going to try.

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Mike French
Tremendous second novel in the Jeremy Fisk series! I would highly recommend you read "The Intercept" first as this is a continueing series. If you haven't read the "The Intercept", start ASAP!
Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
This was my first introduction to any writing by Dick Wolf, create of TV's successful Law & Order series. I had high hopes therefore going in. But for me this was a mediocre crime thriller. I read crime and thrillers more than any other genre so I know what I love and what I don't, this was a middle of the road novel in my opinion.

What's the book about?

The second page-turning thriller from the creator of Law & Order starring NYPD Special Agent Jeremy Fisk.

Soon after the Mexican president
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Bella Swann
I loved this book. There were a lot of different stories that interconnected. I loved the character of Garza as she was such a strong, incorruptible police officer. Her story was fascinating and her interactions with Jeremy were compelling. A very interesting and well-written story. Can't wait to read more stories by this author.
Kerry
Great read. Beyond the lines drawn between countries there are those who blur the lines for their own benefit, they are called assassins. With one federal agents mission to find the truth and another agent from Mexico trying to catch a self made man in brutality. Then add this directive of the killer, whom has managed to hide his idenity, to make his mark before he is killed in this game of cat and mouse. Very well written, thoroughly enjoyed this book. Highly recommended read.
Chris
Dick Wolf does not disappoint. In this second novel we find Jeremy Fisk continuing to battle Islamic terrorists from Sweden in the cold woods of New York on the Canadian border. However, the main plot of this book is set in NYC and involves narco-terrorists from Mexico. Fisk butts heads with an attractive, no nonsense Latina from the equivalent of the Mexican FBI/CIA. She is in town protecting the President of Mexico. Fisk has been sidetracked to a mission involving the United Nations. It's UN W ...more
Lesa
If you don't recognize Dick Wolf's name as an author, you may recognize it as the creator of Law & Order. He brings the same non-stop action and suspense to his second Jeremy Fisk novel, The Execution.

Detective Jeremy Fisk of the NYPD Intelligence Division sees himself as an elite cop. He's a member of the anti-terror unit modeled on the CIA. He survived the action that killed his girlfriend. And, he's the survivor of a stakeout in upstate New York where two Swedish Muslim militants tried to
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Jeremy Fisk has been cleared for police duty only it won't be the kind he was hoping for. It's United Nations Week in New York City which means he will be working Intel in aiding foreign dignitaries for their week long summit. After losing his former partner and girlfriend Krina Gersten in a terrorist plot what was discovered before it had a chance to be carried out, he still had feelings that justice had not been served the way he would have wanted. Even though the trial carried with it a guilt ...more
Betty Glenn
This book starts quickly, but I almost didn’t make it to the end, so a little advice up front: Do try, since the pace picks up and the story improves toward the end. Until then, although there were interesting, exciting moments, the story mostly seemed to plod along. Too much explanation, not enough action. There are frequent intrusions into the story while the author provides information he thinks the reader needs. These range from blatant parenthetical asides while a character is “on stage” to ...more
Kathleen
"The Execution" is the second mystery I have read by Dick Wolf. The author is creator of the long running TV franchise "Law And Order." The main character of the novel, Jeremy Fisk, and his counterpart from Mexico lead the action in New York City during a meeting at the U.N.. The plot has enough twists without being too hard to follow. I would read another Dick Wolf mystery.
Robert
While not quite as good as the first Fisk book this one is still pretty decent. NYPD Detective Fisk is back on the case and chasing down a hummingbird in this installment. Hummingbird is the name of a ruthless assassin visiting the Big Apple up from Mexico. With the Federales hot on his tail he splits from Mexico with what appears to be plans of assassinating the Mexican Presidente at a meeting with Obama. This one just seemed a bit slower and fit with a rushed ending as opposed to the first Fis ...more
Jim A
I enjoyed this book by Dick Wolf more than his first. Maybe it was because, having read the first one, my expectations were lower.

Pretty fast paced thriller about two agents, one NYPD and the other Mexican, chasing an assassin. You learn early on that this assassin is one bad dude.

Twists at the ending, although the clues were there during the book, were surprising to me.

All in all worth the read, even though I don't think it will ever achieve 'classic status' along the lines of Flynn, Berenson,
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Sue Wargo
The genius behind the Law & Order series is now author to a thrilling new novel series. Jeremy Fisk is a well formed character who is sharp and credible. The detail in story plot will keep you reading well into the night. This story connects New York with Mexico and an underworld of crime and drug lords. Wolf like in his tv series writes commandingly with threads of real time events and politics. The violence is portrayed with explicit detail, but is not gratuitous. I highly recommend both b ...more
Joanna
The only reason this book gets two stars instead of one is that it was highly readable. The reason it doesn't score any higher is that the plot, such as it is, makes very little sense. In the world of Dick Wolf, this is like Season 14 of SVU.

The timeline and location shift from chapter to chapter in a frantic action movie style (which, I believe, is designed to keep you on the edge of your seat to prevent you having time to consider whether the characters and their actions make any sense at all)
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Rob
I’ve read both books written by Dick Wolf. Though, after ‘The Execution,’ I wonder if this really was written by Dick Wolf.
I picked up his first book, The Intercept. And I didn’t expect to like it. I’m not a fan of Law and Order or any of the spinoffs Wolf helped create. I figured I’d give it 25 pages and the put it down for something else to read. Man, was I wrong!!! The Intercept was one of the best novels I read last year. I recommended it to several friends who also enjoyed it.

When I saw Wol
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Suspense Magazine
Dick Wolf, the creator of Law & Order, is back with his latest Jeremy Fisk book “The Execution.”
Coming on the heels of “The Intercept,” Wolf puts Fisk back in New York during the signing of a treaty between Mexico and the United States. Wolf does an excellent job of creating a story that starts with the executions of a number of bodies on the border of the United States and Mexico. Each body has a carving of a hummingbird, giving Detective Cecilia Garza of the Mexican Federal Police force a
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Dale
No Sophomore Slump Here!

This series revolves around Jeremy Fisk, a detective with NYPD's counter-terrorism squad. New York City has an extensive counter-terrorism unit because New York City has been such a frequent target of terrorism. Fisk is fluent in 5 languages, including Arabic and Spanish. He is frequently a contact person between NYPD and the FBI or CIA.

The Execution takes up where the first book in the series, The Intercept , leaves off. (See my review of The Intercept here: http://dwd
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Robbie’s Review

Detective Jeremy Fisk is at a low point in his life as author Dick Wolf continues the series with his latest offering, The Execution. At the end of the first book in the series, The Intercept, Jeremy’s colleague and lover Krina Gersten is killed in the line of duty leaving Jeremy devastated and vulnerable. Enter Commandante Cecelia Garza who has her own demons. Driving her obsession with finding the assassin Chuparosa is the memory of the kidnapping of her mother and sister and fr
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Karen
NYPD Detective Jeremy Fisk—introduced in Law & Order creator Dick Wolf’s New York Times bestselling debut The Intercept—must stop an assassin in the pay of a shadowy cartel in The Execution, a tense thriller that superbly blends suspense, politics, intrigue and high-flying action in the tradition of Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, and Robert Crais.

Ten days after the Mexican presidential election, twenty-three bodies are discovered beheaded on the United States border, each marked with a carving
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Mike Emett
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Lynn Farris
When people think of Dick Wolf they normally think of the creator of the wildly successful Law and Order series. He was two weeks away from doing a new five hour mini-series on terror when the incidents on 9/11 occurred. He shelved that project and later translated his research into a book series featuring Jeremy Fisk, a detective with the NYPD Intelligence Unit. The first book, ‘The Intercept’ dealt with al-Qaeda. ‘The Execution’ is the second book in this widely acclaimed series.

‘The Execution
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Jim
This was a good mystery & covered a lot of ground. I didn't read the first, but the author caught me up on what happened well enough, probably without being overbearing for those who had. There's not a lot of action, but that is well done & quite believable. The story was logical, the motivations very good. I'll be interested in reading another.
Annie
Jan 30, 2014 Annie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2014
As I said in my review of Wolf’s first Book, the Intercept, I wasn’t prepared to like these books, but I really did. This book, the Execution, went even further than I expected, delving not only into what the NYPD’s Intelligence Division and Jeremy Fisk might be dealing with during United Nations week in New York, but also what might be involved with out of town dignitaries, namely the President of Mexico.

There is a lot of background in this book, and the present day action goes by very fast. I
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Dan
From the creator of TV’s Law and Order franchise comes the second novel in the Jeremy Fisk series. This one involves a Mexican assassin who leaves behind the headless corpses on the Mexico/US border as he heads to New York. Fisk is on duty at the United Nations when there more decapitations in Rockaway, it is feared that the assassin is after the Mexican president. Fisk has to work with a beautiful Mexican detective to stop him.

The action never stops. Wolf works as he does his series; gives the
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Amy
Excellent! I did not figure out any of the resolutions (who did it and how/why) to the plot lines until they were revealed. Some were shocking. I certainly was fed the clues, but they were woven so well into the storyline, and there were so many things going on in the book, that I was still surprised. A great resolution for the first book; and an exciting new chapter waiting to be written for book #3. You really do need to read (and remember!) book 1 - The Intercept - to benefit from reading thi ...more
Jud Hanson
Det. Jeremy Fisk is grieving over the loss of his girlfriend but must refocus on the job at hand. It's UN Week in NYC and diplomats from all over the world will be in attendance. Most importantly, the Mexican President will be signing a joint agreement with the U.S. President to fight the drug cartels. Meanwhile, just over the border, Det. Cecilia Garza is called to the scene of a massacre, thought to be the work of the Chuparosa. Garza follows the trail to NYC and ultimately joins forces with D ...more
V.E. Lynne
"The Execution" is the second book featuring NYPD detective Jeremy Fisk. It's United Nations week in New York and Fisk, still recovering from the death of his girlfriend, is on the trail of a brutal Mexican cartel boss known as 'The Hummingbird'. The hunt for him, and the discovery of decapitated bodies in Rockaway, leads Fisk to team up with Mexican detective Cecilia Garza, a woman who has been trying to capture the Hummingbird for a long time. There is much in this book about the cartels, and ...more
Bob
In this second book Jeremy Fisk opens the book with an attempt for a mixed crew to intercept some terrorists sneaking across the Canadian/US border. There is a jump to Mexico where a narco terrorist is active and know for indiscriminate killings and decapitations. A woman commandant leads an elite force in the hunt for him. Back in New York is assigned to work with many groups charged with safeguarding the President of Mexico and the US President when the meet to ink a treaty against the narco t ...more
Diana Olivares
This second book of the Jeremy Fisk series is just as good as the first. Having grown up on the US-Mexico border, I really appreciated how accurate much of the details are relating to Mexico. I also really liked that Wolf kept emphasizing that the US is the customer that finances the drug trafficking which because the basis for human trafficking and extreme violence.

In this latest installment of the Jeremy Fisk story, an adventure that manages to straddle the US border with both Mexico and Cana
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Beth Cutwright
Second book of the Jeremy Fisk series is The Execution by Dick Wolf. I think Wolf knows how to spin a great story. Although the storyline to this second book was rather raw and revolting, it was a great adventure story. This story had an intensity and detailed imagery. Jeremy Fisk was basically still in mourning for his girlfriend, Krina Gersten, and he was looking for another line of work. He had been released back to duty and as any cop will tell you, crime never stops. He is basically assigne ...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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