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Greg Rucka is an evil, evil man. Just so you know.

I read Alpha and now I can’t wait for the next one! I want it now!

Master Sergeant Jad Bell is sent undercover to head security and the popular theme park, Wilsonville. Rumors of a terrorist event have reached certain ears, and their solution is to place Bell and some of his team at the park to keep an eye on things.

Then his ex-wife and deaf daughter, along with her class, come to the park, and Jad is positive that they’ve chosen the wrong weekend. And he’s right. Now, is he compromised?

Action is a Rucka watchword, and he delivers in spades! Alternating between Bell’s point of view and the terrorist, “Gabriel Fuller”, the pace is relentless, and things are set up so that there are some big and potentially devastating complications lurking in future books.

You really have to pay attention to this book; it’s fast, it’s intelligent and it’s decidedly complex. There’s a fair amount of military jargon but Greg makes sure you can understand even without a military background. I love the fact that he makes me think!

While there’s a definite resolution to Alpha, not all the loose ends are tied up, and as I said, I cannot wait until the next one (which Greg said will be called Beta – you get the theme) comes out because someone has seriously ticked off Jad Bell, and that’s not a good thing!

— Fran


Graphic novel star Greg Rucka's new series featuring ex-Delta Force operative Jad Bell defending the most alarming terrorist target since 9/11: a summer theme park.
For the visitors to Wilsonville, the largest theme park in the world, the day began with a smile. By the end, they wonder-will they be able to escape with their lives?
Retired Delta Force operator, Master Sergeant Jonathan "Jad" Bell, is Wilsonville's lead undercover security officer. The threat begins with the announcement of a hidden dirty bomb, but quickly becomes something far, far worse.
Trained since the age of seventeen to save innocent victims from impossible hostage situations, Jad scrambles to assess the threat and protect the visitors. He will come face to face with a villain whose training matches his in every way-and presents a threat Jad may not be able to stop.

About the Author

Greg Rucka is the New York Times bestselling author of a dozen novels, including the Atticus Kodiak and Tara Chace series, and has won multiple Eisner awards for his graphic novels. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316250481
ISBN-10: 0316250481
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Publication Date: January 24th, 2013
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Jad Bell