Polis Books

A Murder of Crows

The new James Hicks technothriller from Terrence McCauley.
Available June 12th in paperback and ebook.

“This exuberant thriller is, as they say, torn from today’s headlines…McCauley is also a wonderful dialogue writer…this one really sparks." -Booklist (starred review)

Various intelligence agencies (both in the U.S. and abroad) are after the brilliant and vicious mastermind of the bio-terror plot, Bajjah, which nearly wiped out New York City if not for the heroics of James Hicks, one of the primary operatives of the clandestine intelligence agency known only as The University.

The CIA, NSA, DIA and the Mossad are all hunting for Bajjah, who seems to have completely disappeared off the face oft he earth. Hicks, however, believes that some unknown enemy might be holding Bajah, and he must track down this cold-blooded enemy while battling against other agencies that have their own motives to find this terrorist. Hicks has been around long enough to have a healthy distrust when it comes to other agencies properly handling Bajjah’s capture and interrogation, especially when Hicks learns that Bajjah works for the most wanted and most connected terrorist in the world— a man known as Jabbar. Hicks must use the University's resources to root out the network, while fighting against both domestic and international intelligence communities to get the job done.

But when Hicks discovers Bajjah’s network goes far deeper than anyone could have fathomed, he's in a race against time to stop a globe-wide atrocity from taking place before it's too late.