terrorist calling himself the Serpent unleashes sarin gas in a Detroit restaurant during the breakfast rush, killing 52. Called in to "investigate, coordinate and evaluate," Homeland Security troubleshooter Derek Stillwater finds himself assigned to work with FBI babysitter Jill Church. The FBI doesn't trust Derek and it's Jill's job to isolate him from the investigation. But when the Serpent contacts the press demanding a ransom or he'll set off an even larger attack, Derek and Jill are on the frontlines of a race against time to prevent the next attack... and the one after that...
Read Chapter One or Chapter Two (PDF format).
THE SERPENT'S KISS
Midnight Ink, Paperback, July 2007, ISBN-10: 0-7387-0882-8, ISBN-13: 978-0-7387-0882-9
"...an absolutely masterful job...on a scale of one to ten, I'd rate this one a twelve."
Dennis Collins on MyShelf.com (and read the interview, too)
"With the explosive power of a hollow-point bullet, The Serpent's Kiss by Mark Terry delivers lethal entertainment. From the FBI to Homeland Security and local cops, you'll enjoy a wealth of insider details of what happens when a brilliant young scientist uses cutting-edge terrorist scenarios to demoralize and terrify Detroit. This is thrills, chills, and high-octane adventure at its most memorable."
Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Spymaster
"I can't remember the last time a thriller made my heart pound and my hands sweat, but The Serpent's Kiss did all that and more. This is a tense, high-octane read!"
Tess Gerritsen, author of The Bone Garden
"The Serpent's Kiss is relentless and Mark Terry writes with the bold authority of a storyteller who knows his subject. I'll never meet friends in a restaurant again without looking over my shoulder."
John Ramsey Miller, bestselling author of Too Far Gone