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About the BookWhen photojournalist Monica Cross literally stumbles into the site of an old airplane crash at the edge of a Himalayan glacier, she is exposed to a dark and deadly secret.
On assignment for Earth Illustrated magazine in Northern Pakistan, Monica Cross stumbles upon a deadly secret that makes her the target of a dark web outfit known as the Greenwich Global Group. As they dispatch a team of hired assassins to ensure she never makes it home to New York, Rōnin Phythian-once considered the most lethal man alive and long presumed dead-emerges from self-exile in his remote African camp and vows to save her life, while taking down the brutal hit squad for good.
At the same time, freelance blogger (and former Washington Post reporter) Carter Logan gets word that the wreckage of the airplane crash that killed his fiancé has finally been found, and vows to bring justice for all those who died-and revenge to those who killed her.
Spanning ten time zones, nine countries, and four continents, Greenwich Mean Time is a tightly spun thriller that plays out against a violent plot designed to change the course of history forever.
Greenwich Mean Time
This competent series launch from Bunzel (the Jack Connor series) opens as five passengers in a private aircraft are shot in the head by the pilot, who then bails out. Six years later, Monica Cross, a photographer for Earth Illustrated magazine, is hiking up a mountain in Pakistan when she's attacked by two jihadists. She escapes death, but falls off a cliff and finds herself amid the remains of a plane crash containing five bodies. This was the plane abandoned by the pilot six years before, an assassination job set up by a clandestine entity known as the Greenwich Global Group. When the pilot, ex-Marine Ronin Pythian, learns that the plane has been found and Cross is in grave danger, he decides to try to rescue her, feeling responsible for her plight. The complicated plot includes such odd characters as a murder-committing U.S. vice president, a Supreme Court justice killed in a sex sting operation, and the dying nonagenarian head of the G3 known as the Chairman. Pythian can read and control minds, which makes him "the deadliest man alive." That he's basically invulnerable takes the danger out of the attacks on him. Those with a taste for over-the-top action fare will be satisfied. Publishers Weekly
'Greenwich Mean Time is a tightly spun thriller that plays out against a violent plot designed to change the course of history forever"
Review form The Big Thrill