The Ragnarok Conspiracy
The Ragnarök Conspiracy by Erec Stebbins is a particularly interesting anti-terrorist thriller, in which a highly professional group sets out to provoke war between the Christian and Islamic blocs. Basing their political philosophy on Norse mythology, none of the terrorists expect to survive. They believe the greater good will be served by sacrificing themselves to destroy the current world order. They hope that it will be a better world when new societies emerge from the rubble.
In the face of this threat, the United States government agencies find themselves caught up in jurisdictional disputes with their usual unwillingness to share relevant information. Fortunately, one FBI unit refuses to accept bureaucratic limits and attacks the problem head on. Needless to say, this provokes a furious response from the terrorists and individual members of the team are targeted for assassination. With everything hanging in the balance, an equally determined CIA operative joins the fray and tips the scales. Now it’s a race to track down the terrorists as bombs start exploding around the world. The tension ratchets up as the body count rises and a key member of the team is taken hostage.
Allowing for the inherent limitation in this subgenre, this is a very enjoyable read.
October 9th, 2012
Seventh Street Books