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Prayers for the Assassin by Robert Ferrigno
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Jul 02, 2010

really liked it
Read from July 02 to 05, 2010

This was an interesting “what if” type of book. Nuclear bombs have gone off in New York City, Chicago and Washington as well as in Mecca. Soon it seems that they were set by Israel and as a results Islam has now taken over the bulk of the US and Europe with a pocket of Christians in the bible belt and Nevada and Utah being a separate enclave that’s is relatively open. The principal characters are Sarah Dougan a historian and author of a book that has angered the Islamic government , epically the fundamentalists. Rakkin Epps a Fedayeen special operations soldier now retired. They were both raised by the current head of state security of the Islamic government; they are also lovers in spite of the prohibitions against them. Sarah has disappeared and Rakkin is asked to find her. The fundamentalists are also looking for her, as is an assassin employed by a shadowy Moslem living in Las Vegas. The book tells of Rakkin’s search for Sarah and then their search for information for Sarah’s next book which upset contemporary history surrounding the bombs. Meanwhile they have to fight against the repressive tactics of the fundamentalists.
An interesting concept using certain conditions as a jumping off point.

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