Man of the Hour
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After a teacher saves his students from a terrorist attack, he finds himself at the center of the investigation
Coney Island is a weird place, packed with people from every walk of life, and David Fitzgerald fits in well. An English professor at a tough public school, he works hard to connect with students with whom he has little in common. Sometimes he succeeds; sometimes he fails. But one of his failures is about to become a catastrophe. A former student of David’s, Nasser Hamdy, has fallen in with a group of Islamic extremists who practice a cheap kind of jihad, mugging and robbing in the name of their holy war. But when they graduate to bomb-making, David finds himself wrapped up in their scheme—first as a target, and then as a suspect. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Peter Blauner including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
“A remarkable achievement—I loved it and couldn’t put it down.” —Stephen King “Thorough reportage and dead-on description . . . as impressive for its realism as for its suspense.” —Publishers Weekly “Nobody writing suspense novels does it as well.” —James Patterson
Peter Blauner (b. 1959) has spent nearly his entire life in New York City. After graduating from Wesleyan University he took a staff job at New York Magazine, where he found the inspiration for his first book, the Edgar Award–winning Slow Motion Riot, in the men and women who work in the city’s probation department. Since then, he has written five more novels: Casino Moon, the New York Times bestseller The Intruder, Man of the Hour, The Last Good Day, and 2006’s Slipping Into Darkness.
From Publishers Weekly
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I came across this book a year or two ago. It's a really great book. The authors way of being very descriptive makes this book go from words on a page to a movie in your mind. I recommend this book.