Friday, March 5, 2010
Book Review - Terror on East 72nd Street
In Ernest Hunt’s gripping novel, Terror on East 72nd Street (Publish America), the story is made frighteningly convincing by his superb job of demonstrating the ongoing struggle against radicals who cross the northern border between the U.S. and Canada, while recognizing the cooperation that does exist between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and U.S. Federal Agents.
What began as a violent encounter between two men on East 72nd Street in Manhattan, escalates into a series of conflicts between federal agents and Canadian Islamic terrorists whose goal is to destroy the Statue of Liberty. A chase ensues that begins in the Catskill Mountains, on to a hazardous ferry crossing from Vancouver to Victoria, and ends in an abandoned railway tunnel near the Brooklyn waterfront where a stolen fireboat is used in a deadly game o f cat and mouse, with the terrorists on one side and federal agents working with cooperative Muslims on the other, that results in murder, mayhem and martyrdom!
A female Muslim emerges as the book’s heroine in a story laden with chilling turns of events and unexpected encounters with evil that keep the reader glued to the book - not wanting it to end but unable to stop reading until they reach the very last page!
E.E. Hunt has lived in rural California; suburban St. Louis; New York City for sixteen years; Dallas, Texas; and Paris, France for ten years. His previous published work was academic, having graduated from Stanford University with two degrees, the Episcopal Seminary in Austin, Texas, and Princeton Theological Seminary where he earned a doctorate. His interest is in promoting a common sense of human decency amongst the practitioners of all faiths.
My Take On The Book
I am a sucker for adventure books and this book was one that definitely fit this bill! The book was full of exploits and encounters between foreign governments, terrorists, espionage, all wrapped into one.
I have to say that this book was a page turned and you are at the edge of your seat wondering what comes next. The chase scenes within the book alone make you want to read faster and make you think of James Bond movies in its intensity.
This book was loaded with fun for any adventure/thrill reader. If you are into this type of genre, take a look at this, you will not be disappointed.
If this book sounds like one that you would like to have in your own library, you can find it on Amazon! as well as a number of other online sites.
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