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Ricochet’s own Jim Geraghty, co-anchor of the daily Ricochet “Three Martini Lunch” has written two Cracker Jack good novels, “Between Two Scorpions” from 2019, and “Hunting Four Horsemen” from 2020. They are great fun, I recommend them both, and I recommend that you read them in order.
The writing is crisp, and includes references that politically attuned observers will catch. Katrina and Alec are married to each other and are members of a quasi-independent branch of the CIA, able to operate with NSA, CIA, and other assets, while having the flexibility to do their job. Great fun. There are about a half dozen members of the team, which has a constantly changing bureaucratic name but often goes by “The Dangerous Clique.”
Both books involve a race against time, to uncover and expose plots against the United States and the world. Both books start with a bang and don’t let up until the end with twists and turns on the way. To my astonishment, Jim Geraghty can write, um arresting, sex scenes between the married couple; I would not have realized this after listening to Ricochet’s daily “Three Martini Lunch.”
Particular praise is due for the second book, published in 2020, which is set during the COVID-19 pandemic. That is great anticipatory writing, of how we struggled during the pandemic to get out of large cities, watch over our elderly parents, and participate in distance learning with our kids. In the second book, a malevolent scientist develops a virus that attacks members of an ethnic group, which could result in genocide. There is also a discussion about the likelihood that COVID-19 was developed in a lab, and was not the product of “wet” markets.
I am looking forward to reading the third “Dangerous Clique” book whenever it comes out.Published in