By Roderick Thorp
Excessive atop a l. a. skyscraper, an place of work Christmas social gathering becomes a perilous cage-match among a lone manhattan urban cop and a gang of overseas terrorists. each motion fan understands it might probably basically be the explosive big-screen blockbuster Die tough. yet prior to Bruce Willis blew away audiences as unstoppable hero John McClane, writer Roderick Thorp knocked out mystery readers with the bestseller that begun all of it. A dozen seriously armed terrorists have taken hostages, issued calls for, and promised bloodshed all in accordance with plan. yet they have not counted on a death-defying, one-man cavalry with out footwear, no backup, and no purpose of happening simply. As hot-headed police officers swarm open air, and cold-blooded killers wield laptop weapons and rocket launchers inside of, the degree is decided for the last word showdown among anti-hero and uber-villains. Merry Christmas to all, and to all an exceptional struggle to the dying. Ho ho ho!
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