Michael Finnegan & Katalin Fiero (St. Nicholas Salvage & Wrecking)

Created by Dana Haynes

wrecking_crewFormer New York City cop and U.S. Marshall MICHAEL PATRICK FINNIGAN, tired of being told what to do, and former Spanish soldier and sometime assassin, KATALIN FIERO, who never had much use for rules anyway,  team up to form St. Nicholas Salvage & Wrecking, an off-the-books bounty hunting operation, in a promising new thriller series by Dana Haynes, an award-winning newspaper reporter and columnist.  Based in Cyprus, they work under the table, chiefly for the presiding judge of the International Criminal Court, hunting down European criminals. So I guess they’re semi-legit.

But you didn’t hear it from me…

There’s lots of military talk, plenty of Ludlumesque squawk about conspiracies and international hijinks, and a coldly pragmatic Jack Reacher-type to keep things bopping — the twist here being that the Jack Reacher-type is Katalin, who’s infinitely more prone to violence than her more level-headed partner.


  • ”In St. Nicholas Salvage & Wrecking, the action is fierce, the characters compelling, the story chillingly plausible. Dana Haynes knows how to write an irresistible high-voltage thriller.’
    — Meg Gardiner
  • “… a smashing debut… Watch out, there’s a new wrecking crew in town!”
    — Brett Battles on St. Nicholas Salvage & Wrecking
  • ”Haynes manages [the plot] with professional dexterity and an uncanny sense of when to dish out more twists, deceptions, and action sequences. Highly recommended to readers who don’t have enough to worry about already — or who’d rather swap their cares for bigger ones.”
    Kirkus Reviews on Sirocco


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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