book cover of Vector
 

Vector

(1986)
(The first book in the Thriller in Paradise series)
A novel by

 
 

A TERRIFYING CONSPIRACY: A PSYCHOPATHIC KILLER, A RUTHLESS CABAL, AND A WEAPON POTENTIALLY MORE LETHAL THAN NUCLEAR WAR...

"An intriguing blend of jungle action... and cliffhanger suspense." -San Francisco Chronicle

VECTOR is the FIRST book in Rob Swigart's Thriller in Paradise series.

ONLY a tough scientist and a clever island cop can stop them from loosing it on an unsuspecting world! Not often do you see a hard-boiled police procedural that's also part action-adventure technothriller, but this one's a knockout--a great mystery with plenty of local Hawaii color:

Detective Cobb Takamura's idea of a busy night is a few drunken tourists and a jaywalker. That is, until the flood of killings begins, when suddenly the tropical paradise he calls home becomes a raging inferno of violence and bloodshed. Seemingly the victims - who all died screaming of unknown causes, have nothing in common.

With the help of scientist and martial artist Chazz Koenig, Takamura tracks the deadly conspirators - and their state-of-the-art biological weaponry.

Fun for fans of James Michener's classic, HAWAII, Charlie Chaplin, Magnum PI, Hawaii Five-O, Hawaiian Eye, or any mystery series set in Hawaii, especially vintage ones--VECTOR's set in the 80s. Also fun for fans of Michael Crichton-type action-adventure technothrillers with a dash of science fiction for flavor.

Amazon reviewers said:

"If you are looking to read a mystery/thriller that will keep you up all night, look no further than Rob Swigart's Vector: A Thriller in Paradise. A well-written novel...

"Vector is a super thriller for sure, but the writing that sweeps you along is what makes Swigart one of the top thriller writers today."

REVIEWING THE REVIEWERS:

Who will like it: Readers who like local color, cross-genre books (science fiction combined with mystery, say), plus a web of intricate sub-plots and characters; and those intrigued by lots of delicious extras, like a bit of magic, perhaps, and humor, like a Japanese-American cop who loves Charlie Chan.

WHO WON'T LIKE IT: Readers who are easily confused by lots of characters, sub-plots, and diverse story elements; and who don't like their mysteries crossed with science fiction.

"Entertaining!" -Best Sellers

"A fast-paced novel with an exciting, climactic ending." -Peninsula Times Tribune

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Rob Swigart's Vector

Hardback Editions

June 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Vector
Author(s): Rob Swigart
ISBN: 0-312-94446-2 / 978-0-312-94446-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Vector: A Thriller In Paradise
Author(s): Rob Swigart
ISBN: 1-4620-2296-0 / 978-1-4620-2296-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: iUniverse Publishing
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January 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Vector Mmp
Author(s): Rob Swigart
ISBN: 0-312-90453-3 / 978-0-312-90453-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Vector: A Thriller in Paradise (The Thriller in Paradise Series Book 1)
Author(s): Rob Swigart
Publisher: booksbnimble
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU