International bestselling author Jeffery Deaver explores the borderline between lies and loyalty in a story of a brotherhood on the brink.
In the wake of a disastrous firefight with a Mexican cartel, two El Paso police officers find themselves in a military hospital facing a debriefing about what went wrong. As their accounts unfold, Tony, a by-the-book cop, begins to b...more
In the wake of a disastrous firefight with a Mexican cartel, two El Paso police officers find themselves in a military hospital facing a debriefing about what went wrong. As their accounts unfold, Tony, a by-the-book cop, begins to believe that hotheaded Matt might have divi ...more
One of the best short stories I've ever read..
Jeffery Deaver is a master story teller, no doubt about it..
He has received dozens of awards, and rightly so!!
Anyway ere now either I must have been deep asleep or under narcotic influence..
Because this is my first encounter --not of the fourth kind-- but with Deavers work..
But lets get started:
war against the drug kartell..
Two federal agents (brothers) entangled in a net of lies, the kartell most vicious murderer behind them, and an ending tha ...more
As always Deaver slips in a lot of twists & turns & it's an entertaining diversion while I await his next novel. ...more
The Debriefing is a case in point. A combined Police / DEA raid goes wrong just inside Mexico where he drug cartels prosper.
El Paso PD acted on a tip off and when long-standing detective Tony Wright hears about it he feels obliged to head out and offer support.
Outnumbered and pinned down something goes drastically wrong from Tony’s perspective and suddenly his presence there is questioned as he is inte ...more
It takes place just across the border in Mexico.
It involves the Cartel, the DEA, the El Paso police.
Two brothers are cops, one may be dirty and have caused the murder of a DEA supervisor. the bad guys really get creative to find an informant too, that may be doing big damage to them.
It was a short story but covered the plot well. You could feel the heat and the action.
Review by Mike Slavin author of award-winning Kill Crime (action-packed ...more
This was my first book from this author. I love the Kindle singles since they give you an opportunity to sample an author's work without a large time commitment. This was a fantastic thriller with excellent twists and turns I did not see coming. A fast paced excellent short. I read this book using immersion reading while listening to the audio book. Scott Merriman did a wonderful job on the narration. I have a few other short stories from this author ...more
I enjoyed listening to The Debriefing!
The Debriefing deals with one brother who cannot trust the other brother. The story is an extremely quick one, and the characters felt lile paper cut out characters. I dont know if rhese chararcters were in previous stories so the reader knows about them already, but reading this story I had no interest in either charcter. The character's dialogue is straight from an 80's action movie. You can even think of one brother as Arnold Schwarznegger and the other brother as Sylves ...more
This was my first Jeffery Deaver novella, and it was a totally "blind" purchase when it was released. Not knowing what to expect and always distrustful of most short novella stories I took a gamble just to explore. Overall, I was not disappointed with the fast, action read.
The story focuses on two brothers, both detectives for the El Paso Police Department working to take down part of a Mexican drug cartel. Things go fast fast, starting the short but enjoyable a ...more
What WAS this? Characters, you hardly got to know their names let alone personality. Very short book. This qualifies as a short story. Can't keep track of what was going on, until the author explained at the end. Two main characters are brothers, I got that. One is reckless, the other fastidious. They don't see each other socially, one is suspicious of the other. Did the other do it? And what did he do? Again explained at the end. But it's like a joke. If ...more
Two police officers end up in a military hospital under interrogation after a firefight with the Mexican ...more
That’s something I won’t do again.
The Cardozo Cartel sends Manuel Santos aka El Piedra (The Stone) a hit man who tortures and kills without emotion. His assignment is to find a confidential informant, get information and eliminate the problem.
Two police detective brothers are involved with the plan ...more
Four stars for a Jeffery Deaver book? Am I out of my mind? No. Well, yes.
This book has characters you care about. It has intrigue. It has gunfights. It has everything I love about his books.
Except it is too short.
Way too short. As short as it is, it's exceptionally well written and exciting and that’s what a story should be.
This is a fairly short book by Deaver but it has you gripped from the start. I certainly did not see the twist coming at the end although there was a sign which seemed at the time incongruous at the hospital. I will not say any more as it could spoil the ending.
An interesting short story by one of my favorite authors.
When two brothers are caught in the crossfire of snipers, their run for an abandoned warehouse may be the death of them. As the action progresses, one brother begins to have questions about his brother's potential involvement in an obvious set up by a drug cartel.
Short and very satisfying!!! ...more
This is the first of Deaver’s stories that I’ve read, but I also just now read Ninth and Nowhere. Ok, he’s good, but includes so many characters and so many facts that you really have to pay attention or you’re lost. I’ll concentrate harder when I start the next story! Highly recommend!!