Today I am reviewing Lest the Dew Rust Them by Michael Drakich.
Homeland Security Director Robert Grimmson faces the task of catching five men in New York City. They call themselves the Sword Masters with a single minded plan of terror through decapitations.
Barely has the task begun when a new arrival at JFK is a man importing thousands of swords! Alexander Suten-Mdjai is a trainer in the deadly art of swordsmanship and Robert cannot help but believe there is a connection between him and the Sword Masters.
As he goes about the task, each step in his search is made more difficult through the interference of politicians, the media and his own government.
Robert’s examination constantly draws him back to Alexander who regales him with a tale of swordsmanship from his lineage featuring events of mankind’s bloody past and often oddly having a connection to the case before him.
With the clock ticking as New York collapses into a deep panic, he must catch the Sword Masters before it is too late!
My Review: This one of the best suspense thrillers I have read in a long time. Homegrown terrorist take it new a new level in New York preforming decapitations on their victims and posting them on the internet. Homeland security is stumped and so are local police. Weave in a true sword master of ancient lineage and the Russian mob and things get dicey fast. This book had me turning the pages. I highly recommend this to anyone. It could use a edited as there are a few rough patches with extra words and such but it no way detracts from the thrill of the story. I especially liked the history lessons behind the different types of swords. I give this book a 5 star rating.