Book Reviews of Close to the Bone (John Becker, Bk 2)

Close to the Bone (John Becker, Bk 2)
Close to the Bone - John Becker, Bk 2
Author: David Wiltse
ISBN-13: 9780425139769
ISBN-10: 042513976X
Publication Date: 10/1/1993
Pages: 346
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Close to the Bone (John Becker, Bk 2) on + 2266 more book reviews
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First off---I didn't finish this---why? It isn't a very long book and I'll give a book a fair chance but after 100 pages the story was so slow and just too many pages of filler--too much descriptions about everything, I know a story can be told without so much description. I'll give it another chance for John Becker but if the writing sticks with page filler of descriptions to just make more pages then I'll move on to something else.
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Terrorism, murder, and an icepick-wielding assassin are the pieces of a deadly puzzle John Becker must assemble before the killer strikes again, in this harrowing prequel to Prayer for the Dead. "A spellbinding thriller," Wrote Publishers Weekly of Wiltse's Prayer for the Dead. "Bloodcurdling and insanely original,"
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Terrorism, murder, and an icepick-wielding assassin are the pieces of a deadly puzzle John Becker must assemble before the killer strikes again, in this harrowing prequel to Prayer for the Dead. "A spellbinding thriller," Wrote Publishers Weekly of Wiltse's Prayer for the Dead. "Bloodcurdling and insanely original,"
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Great writer! Can't wait to read the next book by him.
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"A thoroughly absorbing hunt-and-chase tale."--Chicago Tribune

Fascinating...Extraordinary...I couldn't put the book down." - Mystery Scene
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In this prequel to the praised Prayer for the Dead, Wiltse brings back his unusual FBI agent, John Becker, to prevent a deadly act of international terrorism. After a brief and powerful prologue that pits Becker against a vile, psychopathic killer, the main story begins with the introduction of Roger Bahoud, a hired assassin who prefers to murder his victims with a sharp object in the ear. Hired by a rival Islamic group to eliminate Yasser Arafat and pin the crime on the Israelis, Bahoud has slipped into the U.S. and infiltrated a small, ineffectual Zionist group in New York, intending to set them up as fall guys. Becker, a tormented antihero whose primary skill lies in his ability to think and act like the villains he pursues, is put in charge of the FBI effort to stop Bahoud. A series of the terrorist's trademark icepick killings finally leads to a showdown in an apartment he shares with the nominal leader of the Brotherhood of Zion and his crippled, sexually frustrated sister. In the end, Bahoud learns what it is like to be stalked by an enemy as deadly and merciless as he is.
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From the back cover--The FBI knows he's out there. A brilliant assassin who kills for profit--and pleasure. He carries an icepick and his trail of victims leads straight to the U.N. Agent John Becker is a man on the edge. His ability to think like a terrorist, and stalk like a killer, could block the assassin's next move, or it could push Becker over the edge.