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Like a boxer knocked to the floor, New York City was getting up, bleeding and staggering, but ready to fight back.
Thousands of Americans were affected by the senseless act of violence on September 11, 2001. Many lost loved ones, and nearly everyone lost their sense of security. The terrorist attack laid bare New York's cultural diversities, triggering wild conspiracy theories and causing a frantic search for Osama Bin Laden. Terrorist suspect Alicia Khoury, a Muslim by birth but an American at heart, was torn between saving her brother Kareem's life-by going into an arranged marriage-and her love for Ethan Sandler, a Jewish attorney.
But who was Alicia? Was she the sweet girl Ethan knew or the coldblooded terrorist, Lila Al-Qusayyer? If she was capable of the deaths of thousands, as FBI Agent Mitch Miller accused her of being, why couldn't she kill Bin Laden when she had the opportunity?
The 9/11 attack changed people's lives dramatically, including the lives of Alicia and Ethan. It ultimately left them with an agonizing choice: their cultural heritage or their love for America.