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The trouble with most terrorists is they think too small. This is the message Boston police receive days before fifteen thousand runners and two and a half million spectators descend on the city for the marathon. Even bin Laden only killed ...
The trouble with most terrorists is they think too small. This is the message Boston police receive days before fifteen thousand runners and two and a half million spectators descend on the city for the marathon. Even bin Laden only killed thousands. What if the target was larger? What if millions were at risk?
Sgt. Mike Quinn, Vietnam vet, homicide detective and addicted marathoner, is called in to help when domestic terrorists, looking too piggy-back onto the World Trade Center disaster, threaten a race day bloodbath. How real is the threat? On Sunday, October 28, 2001, six weeks after the attack on the World Trade Center, the Boston Globe printed a call-to-arms by Rocky Suhayda, the chairman of the American Nazi Party: “if we were one-tenth as serious as the bin Laden terrorists, we just might start getting somewhere.”
Quinn is a divorced, forty-something year old history buff, who loves his city and its marathon. He’s run the race six times. And when marathon director Ronnie Silk is killed, Quinn is assigned to protect Raven, the red hot rock ‘n roll diva and the marathon’s first-ever celebrity entrant. Raven is a magnet for trouble. And Quinn scrambles to keep up with her during the final miles of the race while trying to flush out the maniac terrorists.
Posted August 18, 2002
By far the best book I have read this summer. The setting for this post 9-11 terrorist suspense thriller is Boston and the Boston Marathon. The main character is an aging Boston detective who tries to foil an intricate terrorist plot aimed at massive casualties somewhere along the 26-mile course. Along the way, he must deal with a seductive rock starlet, his gimpy knees, and skeletons from his past, including his ex-wife and his Viet Nam war memories. I can see Clint Eastwood playing the lead role of the film version of H.H. There was plenty of action throughout the book, and I especially liked the way the author changed the rhythm and pace of the book during the race chapters. I believe this was the author's first novel. It really worked for me.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.