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Publisher Description

A bomb is more than a weapon. A bomb is an expression of the bomber’s predictions of human behavior—a performance designed to fool you into making one fatally wrong move. In The Bomb Maker, Thomas Perry introduces us to the dark corners of a mind intent on transforming a simple machine into an act of murder—and to those committed to preventing that outcome at any cost.

A threat is called into the LAPD Bomb Squad and when tragedy ensues, the fragmented unit turns to Dick Stahl, a former Bomb Squad commander who now operates his own private security company. Just returned from a tough job in Mexico, Stahl is at first reluctant to accept the offer, but his sense of duty to the technicians he trained is too strong to turn it down. On his first day back at the head of the squad, Stahl’s three-person team is dispatched to a suspected car bomb. And it quickly becomes clear to him that they are dealing with an unusual mastermind—one whose intended target seems to be the Bomb Squad itself.

As the shadowy organization sponsoring this campaign of violence puts increasing pressure on the bomb maker, and Stahl becomes dangerously entangled with a member of his own team, the fuse on this high-stakes plot only burns faster. The Bomb Maker is Thomas Perry’s biggest, most unstoppable thriller yet.

Mysteries & Thrillers
January 2
Grove Atlantic
Perseus Books, LLC

Customer Reviews

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Love this book

I love this book. Very comfortable and exciting to read! Finished it in two days because all I can do was read read read! Great book!

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The bomb maker


Ellebeebee ,

The Bomb Maker

Unfortunately, a big — and expensive — disappointment. Starts strong in the digital “sample” but degrades fast and ends with a unsatisfying thud. Perry is an uneven writer — loved Butcher’s Boy — but this one is the other end of his quality spectrum. I debated about spending nearly twice the usual price of a new digital book by a best selling author (see price of upcoming Michael Connelly) but did it and now experiencing buyer’s remorse.

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