Michael Garin was one of the best new characters introduced to readers in 2017. Peter Kirsanow’s debut thriller, Target Omega, has the grit and pacing of one of Mark Greaney’s Gray Man thrillers, though Garin isn’t nearly as dark as Court Gentry. In fact, if there’s a knock on Garin at all, it’s that he’s maybe a little too perfect.
A highly-skilled operative who works tirelessly to stop a major attack on American soil, Garin is gearing up to deal with the fallout from the plot of Omega in Kirsanow’s second novel, Second Strike, in stores May 15, 2018.
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Within mere weeks of thwarting a cataclysmic electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack against the United States, Michael Garin, former leader of the elite Omega special operations unit, discovers that Russia has triggered an ingenious and catastrophic backup plan. Garin’s efforts to warn the administration of the new attack, however, fall on deaf ears. No one can believe that the Russians would initiate another strike of such magnitude so soon.
Alone again, Garin turns to three people for help: Congo Knox, a former Delta Force sniper; Dan Dwyer, the head of a sprawling military contracting firm; and Olivia Perry, an aide to the national security advisor. Yet Garin and his ad hoc team are checked at every turn by the formidable Russian assassin, Taras Bor, who is directed by an individual seemingly able to manipulate the highest reaches of the US government.
As evidence mounts that the Russian plot has been set in motion and that Bor is pivotal to its success, it’s up to Garin and his team to thwart an attack that will cause the death of millions and establish a new world order.