The Monkey Handlers
Hile his expected macho super-patriotism is very much in evidence, Liddy (Will: An Autobiography) adds an interesting twist to his latest thriller. Ex-Navy SEAL Michael Stone is jolted out of his placid real-estate law practice when the sister of a Vietnam buddy is arrested for trespassing at a chemical plant run by a West German corporation in New York's Hudson Valley. The Germans, led by the ruthless Metz, try to retrieve animal rights activist Sara Rosen's photos of an animal-experimentation lab and to intimidate Mike with a vicious biker gang. After Sara and her inept, idealist boyfriend get themselves into dire peril, Stone, with a trio of former SEALs and Sara's brother, comes to the rescue. Their next job is to stop international terrorists from wiping out Manhattan. The derring is done very well, with graphic details built around shocking descriptions of animal experimentation. What may surprise readers is Liddy's convincing case against unnecessary, FDA-forced cruelty to animals. The ending is a bit abrupt, but otherwise Liddy's touch is deft.
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Review: The Monkey HandlersUser Review - JP - Goodreads
Fast-paced plot loaded - sometimes subtly, sometimes not - with the G-man's world views about what the SEALS should still be, the value of animal testing, the dangers of foreign terrorists, and the realities of relationships. Read full review
Review: The Monkey HandlersUser Review - Michelle Stevens - Goodreads
This was a very well written book, started out very slow, but about half way thru it it started getting very good and I couldn't put it down.The characters in it really get you involved and in the case of sara....annoyed at her. Read full review