Shelfari edited the description of The Puzzle Master Sunday, December 9, 2012.
In the hours following Osama Bin Laden’s death, a Saudi diplomat is assassinated on New York’s Fifth Avenue; a bomb rips apart London’s Downing Street; in Paris the French President is assassinated while hosting a NATO summit; and the flow of the essential lifeblood of the United States – oil – is being fatally disrupted. With international security on the verge of collapse, Eddie Mallon’s deeply personal connection to this newest puzzle provides the unique insight crucial to deciphering the clues. But while security agencies and law enforcement across the globe struggle to comprehend what is happening, Mallon must rely on his disparate international contacts — a Dutch security chief, a powerful old friend at Scotland Yard, an attractive and uber smart CIA special agent, and a Hopi FBI Agent among them — and his blind need for justice at any cost, to find the terrorist mastermind and determine his ultimate plan. Terrifyingly, it is closer and more devastating than anyone could imagine. “Gripping, intense, a keep-you-up-at-night thriller by an author to watch! Stephen Boyle’s The Puzzle Master is filled with international plots and well-drawn characters you will hope to meet again in the sequel. Superb writing adds to the mix to make this a winner. It’s a thriller that’s not only frightening but all-too-believable. The clever plot and great writing will keep you turning the pages way past midnight!” --Karna Small Bodman, Bestselling Author of Castle Bravo