Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Horse sense is a good judgment which keeps horses from betting on people." W.C. Fields

Libyan Col. Mummar al-Qaddafi has constructed a nuclear device which he threatens to explode in New York unless the United States will agree to set up an independent Palestinian state. He gives the US thirty-six hours to agree to his demands or else he will set off the device and wipe New York off the map.

Det. Angelo Rocchia and his girlfriend, Grace Knewland are two of the New Yorkers who would be killed in the explosion. Over dinner, Grace tells Angelo how happy she is to learn of her unexpected pregnancy.

In Washington, D.C., the President tells his agents to take whatever steps they need and so United States agents are setting up listening taps of the Libyan diplomats.

Qientin Dewing FBI assistant director for investigation is in charge of mobilizing his agents and having them examine all known terrorists fingerprints and photographs.

The terrorists, Laila Dajani, her brothers Whalid and Kamal have the explosive device. Only Whalid seems to possess the conscience about killing so many innocent people.

The authors have a reporting background and the story reads as if it was news bulletins from local newspapers. The characters are well drawn and the reader meets pimps, pickpockets and dockside laborers who will do their part in trying to find the explosives and stop the terrorists before they can blow up the city.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I remember this title from many years ago, I was a teenager at the time and I remember becoming increasingly interested in the Middle East as a result of reading this one, reading news and current affairs as a result. It must have been a faily good read if it sparked such an interest.

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