Synopses & Reviews
Ten thousand people jam the aisles, the corridors, the elevators, and the escalators of America, the Mall ? a giant Rubik's Cube of a structure with its own amusement park located in the spacious center atrium. Of those people, nine thousand nine hundred and eighty-eight have come to shop.The other twelve have come to kill.Ray Cruz, one of the heroes of Hunter's last bestseller, Dead Zero, is in the mall with his fianc?e and her family. The retired Marine sniper thought he was done with stalking and killing?but among the trapped thousands, he's the only one with a plan and the guts to confront the self-proclaimed ?Brigade Mumbai.? Now all he needs is a gun.FBI Sniper Dave McElroy has a gun. But positioned on the roof of the vast building and without explosives or fuses ? or the go-ahead from his superiors ? he is cut off from his targets and forced into the role of witness to the horror unfolding below.Having learned the lessons of Columbine, the feds believe that immediate action is the only solution. But Douglas Obobo, the charismatic and ambitious commandant of the state police, orders cooperation, tolerance, communication, and empathy for the gunmen. He feels that with his superior negotiating skills, he can make contact with the shooters and gently nudge them into surrender. But what if their goal all along has been unparalleled massacre ? and they?re only waiting for prime time?
New York Times bestselling author Stephen Hunter is back with another breakneck thriller, in which ex-Marine sniper, Ray Kruz, must outwit a group of murderous Somali terrorists who?ve laid siege to the Mall of America. Recently retired marine sergeant Ray Kruz has been talked into a mall trip by his fianc?, the beautiful Molly Chan. For Ray, Molly represents a way to reconnect with normal life, something his 20 years in the service and five tours in two combat zones have prevented. But now he finds himself in the middle of the softest target of all, a huge consumer mall where a self-styled ?Mumbai Brigade? has come to bring massive death to the heartland. They just didn?t know Ray Cruz was in the building?.