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Black Sunday by Thomas  Harris
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really liked it
bookshelves: stand-alone-thrillers

I have to say that I really enjoyed this book.
This is a book about terrorism, fanaticism and retribution.
One has to read this book with an eye to how the world was in 1975, when the book was first published.
The Palestinians, PLO, hate the Jews. The Jews hate the PLO. Both hate with fatalistic fanaticism. The war in Vietnam is over and there are a lot troubled veterans back in the USA.
Michael Lander is one of these troubled vets. Troubled by PSTD Michael wants to die but in so doing want to take lots of people with him.
Arab terrorists know of Michael’s desire and encourage and help him to reach his goal. His goal is to fly a blimp packed with plastic explosives into the Super Bowl and kill himself along with 80,000 innocent bystanders.
Then there is the Israeli Mossad lead by David Kabakov. David Kabakov is every bit as fanatical in his hatred for the PLO. With all this hatred death has to be inevitable.
David’s main concern is to stop the terrorists from killing 80,000 people but more than anything he wants the head of the leader of the terrorist cell. A man he has been chasing for years.

The book is well written with lots of tension and pace.

Looking at the world today, forty years later, nothing has really changed.

Highly recommended as a page turning thriller.
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Reading Progress

June 20, 2018 – Shelved
June 20, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
July 24, 2018 – Started Reading
July 31, 2018 – Shelved as: stand-alone-thrillers
July 31, 2018 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Alex (new)

Alex Cantone Another good review. Keep 'em coming.

message 2: by Rob (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rob Alex wrote: "Another good review. Keep 'em coming."
Thanks Alex.

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