The Handyman is one of the top four assassins in the
world. He recently was hired to kill the first female
President of the United States, who insists that the world
recognize Taiwan's sovereignty. The Handyman plans to use
a North Korean orphan (number 1818) as the instrument of
the President's destruction at a Thanksgiving party where
the attendees include one hundred and thirty children
suffering from AIDS.
Sloane Ryder is a fierce believer in justice as evidence by
the fact that she blew the whistle on her boss whom
performed insider-trading fraud with a choice firm on the
mainland. She is recruited to work in M6-11 a covert group
within the General Accounting Office. She inadvertently
finds a traitor who has ties to somebody high up in the
government as well as with the Handyman. As she and others
begin to investigate this seditious conspiracy, Sloane and
the assassins are on a collision course with destiny.
BY DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT is an exciting political thriller
with more twists, turns and hairpin S curves than the most
exhilarating roller coaster. After the events of September
11, Phillip Shelby's latest potboiler seems very
conceivable as the tale relies on technologies that already
exist. This makes for a very plausible plot.