Twenty world leaders meet for the G8 Summit at the beautiful Cheyenne Resort in Colorado Springs. But an ugly plot lurks beneath the surface: a terrorist group, The Fallen Angels, plans to wreak havoc on the Summit.
With the Secret Service, the FBI, Homeland Security, the military, and security from twenty different governments on-hand, shouldn't the resort be the safest place in the world?
It seems impossible that a terrorist group could infiltrate the Summit. And yet they do. Within minutes, twenty world leaders are taken hostage, and Richard Coffee, the group's leader, makes his first demand: release twenty detainees from Guantanamo Bay, or he'll execute one leader each hour until his demands are met.
Only one man can disrupt this plot. Derek Stillwater is that man.
Working undercover as a maintenance man at the resort, Stillwater will wage war on the world's deadliest, most sophisticated terrorist organization, picking off the terrorists one by one-until he comes face-to-face with an evil force from his past, Richard Coffee, The Fallen Angel himself.
Fans of TV's Jack Bauer who place a premium on action may enjoy Terry's third novel featuring superhuman intelligence operative Derek Stillwater (after The Serpent's Kiss), but those who like plausibility in their thrillers had better look elsewhere. Stillwater is working undercover as a maintenance employee at Cheyenne Hills, a resort near Colorado Springs, Colo., which is hosting the G8 summit. The Fallen Angels, a terrorist group whose members are “all recruited from the highest levels of the world's intelligence agencies,” easily manage to take control of the resort. Stillwater and an attractive food service worker, plucky Maria Sanchez, who proves surprisingly lethal, are the world's best hope for preventing an international disaster. Less than logical prose (e.g., “for reasons we don't completely understand, [the terrorists] have proven to be very resistant to our interrogations”) doesn't help the Die Hard plot line. (Apr.)
"Terry writes like Lee Child on steroids."
—Ray Walsh for the Lansing State Journal
"Tense from the first page, The Fallen maintains its intensity up to the very end, and Stillwater is both a sympathetic and believable hero. Readers of previous Stillwater novels will eagerly wait to see him in action again, and those new to the series will seek out his earlier adventures."
—Jeff Ayers for Booklist
Name: Mark Terry
Official Website: http://www.markterrybooks.com
Mark Terry is the bestselling author of the Derek Stillwater thriller novels, as well as several standalone mysteries, thrillers, and short stories. His novels have been called "blisteringly paced and unrelenting," (Paul Levine) as well as having "the explosive power of a hollow-point bullet." (Gayle Lynds). James Grady, author of Six Days Of The Condor says Terry's work "is closing in fast on grabbing that big-action, ticking-clock thriller franchise market."
A fulltime writer, Mark Terry is the author of three Derek Stillwater novels, THE DEVIL'S PITCHFORK, THE SERPENT'S KISS and THE FALLEN, as well as two standalone novels, DIRTY DEEDS, and DANCING IN THE DARK. In addition, he is the author of CATFISH GURU, a collection of mystery novellas, numerous short stories and literally hundreds of magazine and trade journal articles. His novels have been translated into French, German, and Slovak.
An active member of International Thriller Writers, Mark Terry regularly contributes to the ITW's monthly newsletter and, in 2008, served as a judge for the Thriller Award. He is also a member of Mystery Writers of America.
Mark Terry lives in Michigan with his wife, two sons, and a chocolate Lab named Frodo. When not writing, Mark studies sanchin-ryu karate, lifts weights, bikes, runs, and kayaks.