Thursday, July 7, 2011
Inside Threat by Jason Elam and Steve Yohn
This book was one of those books that you didn't want to put down for anything -- just read it from beginning to end in one sitting. I wasn't able to do that but could think of little else when I didn't have it in my hands.
This is the story of a very realistic and very plausible terrorist attack on US soil by US-born Islamic terrorists. It is told from the point of view of various members of a special ops team in Washington, DC and also from the point of view of one of the terrorists.
Not only will you gain a greater understanding of some of today's most important issues, you will also find the plot of this story very instructional.
One of the agents involved is Khadi Faroughi,a Muslim-born woman who is caught in the middle of the attack and held hostage. Khadi does much soul searching during her ordeal, praying to Allah and to God and trying to gain a peace about which one she would serve. This is all done very tastefully with no preaching involved. You just live through the things going on in her life with her.
I would never have picked this book up off the shelf but when Tyndale offered it to me for review, it looked intriguing so I requested it. I am so glad I did. This is one of the best books I have read this year! Now I need to search out a copy of a previous book that this one is a sequel to. I highly recommend this book to you no matter what genre you are most accustomed to. You will be glad you read this book.