- Expected Jan 26, 2021
A serial bomber is wreaking havoc throughout Europe. Former New York City cop Michael Finnigan and former Spanish assassin Katalin Fiero—the brains behind St. Nicholas Salvage & Wrecking, a covert bounty-hunting operation based in Cyprus—may be the only ones who can stop the carnage. The partners have a reputation for tracking down the worst of the worst in international crime, all while staying firmly under the radar. But as they draw ever closer to the bombers, and as the terrorism sweeps up Katalin’s own family, Finnigan and Fiero have to decide if they can continue to operate in the shadows.
As the partners learn who they can—and can’t—trust, they come face-to-face with shocking secrets at the highest echelons of the world’s intelligence communities. Nonstop action and whip-smart dialogue power this compelling thriller to its final, heart-stopping conclusion.
In Haynes's high-octane sequel to 2019's St. Nicolas Salvage & Wrecking, Michael Finnegan and Katalin Fiero, partners in the deceptively named St. Nicolas Salvage & Wreckage on Cyprus, pursue the mysterious leader of a terrorist group that has been setting off bombs throughout Europe to protest Western support of the government of the North African country of Alsharq. Finnigan, a former New York City detective, and Fiero, an ex-Spanish spy and assassin, wend their way through Europe in a serpentine plot that mixes explosive action with prolonged stretches of artful spycraft. In the end, the duo use their wiles to bring the villain to an adrenaline-fueled, bloody face-off in an abandoned Spanish castle. While Haynes skillfully manipulates the various thriller elements, he does so at the cost of his leads. Finnigan and Fiero have a nuanced, asexual relationship that serves the interests of their business partnership, but some readers will regret there's nothing more to them as characters than that. Haynes delivers an enjoyable blend of high drama and foreign intrigue. \n