House Divided

House Divided

by Peter G Pollak

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ISBN-13: 9780985036645
Publisher: Expendable Man Publishing
Publication date: 01/30/2015
Pages: 414
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.92(d)

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House Divided 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Richie1 More than 1 year ago
Professor Robbins' daughter, Courtney announced her involvement with the Students for Palestinian Justice (SPJ) at dinner on her twentieth birthday. After a bombing at a Jewish organization in D.C., the president asked Robbins to head a task force (DEFEAT) to investigate. As the wheels of DEFEAT turned, there was another bombing, this time in Chicago. The bomber was discovered in San Francisco where he committed suicide to avoid capture. The investigation continued as DEFEAT gathered evidence that pointed to radicals within the SPJ. The radicals in Courtney's group suspected she was leaking information back to her father and decided to test her loyalty. The test was to carry a bomb to a Senator's office in New York.
judithkwhite More than 1 year ago
      Whew!  What an exciting ride. I sailed through the short, dense chapters of House Divided impatient to know what happened next.        The research is amazing. Very authentic and authoritative.  Also so current with references to the Boston Marathon bombers, for example.  Full of numerous, but distinctive colorful characters.       Given the clear delineation of responsibility among the characters, one might assume the author lived and worked for decades in one or more of the many federal agencies working to identify and apprehend those responsible for a series of bombings. The writing has the assuredness of an insider.     Yes, one particular group is responsible, yet I could not discern any bias on the author’s part. Peter G. Pollak carefully explains (via his characters of course) both sides of the complex Palestinian/Israeli conflict.    That ethnic/religious/territorial conflict also has far-flung repercussions on individuals– in this case on an American family. There are lessons here for idealist young people whose naiveté can lead to disaster.     Loved the feminism too. A female president of the United States plus the two characters who save the day at zero hour:  Mother/wife/former FBI agent, Alison, who puts her training to good use and elusive, irritating, but brilliant Russian, Ekaterina.    Highly recommended.                                   ***by Judith K. White, author, Amsterdam Trilogy
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite House Divided by Peter G. Pollak is a terrorist thriller full of action and explosions. It starts with a bomb exploding in the American Israel Alliance headquarters in Washington, D.C. United States President Wheatfield asks professor and retired CIA agent Leonard Robbins to join a counter terrorism task force to deal with these kinds of terrorist threats. But the threat hits a little too close to home when Leonard's daughter, Courtney, joins the radical Students for Palestinian Justice (SPJ) at her college university. Mrs. Robbins wants Courtney to make her own decisions, but Leonard fears for her safety. Anti-Israeli terrorists have started recruiting SPJ members to bomb Jewish organizations and they are interested in using Courtney as their next carrier. While her parents are worried about her, neither of them have any idea how much danger their daughter really is in until it is almost too late. House Divided by Peter G. Pollak is an exciting, explosive story that keeps readers glued to their seats! It is a wild ride that readers of the thriller and espionage genres will love. They won't be able to turn the pages fast enough. Pollak does a nice job of setting up the imminent threat, and readers will be sucked into this world of darkness and brainwashing. It is a timely topic that unfortunately hits a little too close to home. But that makes the story all the more edgy and will have readers talking about it long after the last page is read.