Page-turner of the week
A young Secret Service agent is murdered. His father, Kurt Ford, an ex-Secret Service man himself, thinks the President ordered the killing. Ford, unbeknownst to his beautiful young fiancée, Jill Eisner, plots his revenge: If he can penetrate "the fourth perimeter" of agents closest to the President, Ford plans to assassinate the big guy.
Green's take on the familiar President-in-peril genre has ample twists, and he deftly braids two strands of suspense: Will the President survive a father's wrath, and what will happen to poor Kurt and Jill? The answers satisfy in a thriller that doesn't tax the brain. (Warner, $24.95)
Bottom Line: Capital caper