is a compilation of 30 thriller
short stories edited by James Patterson
James Penney's New Identity by Lee Child
In Laney, California
, a man named James Penney is fired after seventeen years on the job. Infuriated, James burns down his house and starts a new life. However, the fire had spread across the neighborhood and James is wanted for arson
. Now a wanted criminal, James meets up with a military cop, Jack Reacher
, who sympathises with him and helps him out of his predicament.
A massive fire across a US Naval Station in Cuba
originates from a plane crash believed to contain a large quantity of napalm
. The area of the naval station on fire housed suspected terrorists. In Miami, Florida
, the FBI
receives an anonymous tip that a man named Jack Swyteck, a defense lawyer, is in danger. A SWAT
Team is sent to investigate his home only to find that Jack is alone and perfectly safe. The leader of the SWAT team informs Jack the fire in Cuba was started when a plane piloted by one of Jack's clients, Jean Saint Preux, crashed. Jack informs the SWAT team leader that Jean mentioned an 'Operation Northwoods'.
As police sniper Byron Stone watches through a rifle's scope, a man in an apartment terrorizes a mother and her two children. He fears missing his target, granting the hostage-taker a final opportunity to complete his dirty work.
A paid killer, Phin,... Read More