Khalil, an Al Qaeda operative, is held in American captivity after being seized evaluating the location for a possible bombing in London. George, a psychology professor on leave to work as an interrogator, is charged with extracting any information Khalil may know. Mean-while Omar, a graduate student in Los Angeles, is painstakingly planning a series of bombs to detonate across the United States. Khalil was to lead this mission; but his disappearance doesn't slow down the plot. George senses that Khalil is hiding important information but struggles to make him disclose much. Will George break Khalil in time to stop Omar? Can the plot succeed with its mastermind imprisoned? Each man must face his own limitations as they are tested by circumstance and their own past decisions.
The best way to describe this book is to say that you will be on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. There were some parts that were hard for me to read because terrorism is real and it kept taking me back to 9/11. That being said, it was a great book and I can't wait to see what happens in the sequel!
October 12, 2010
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