Terrorists Threaten the Boston MarathonRace Director KilledWorlds Largest Spectator Event at RiskThe trouble with most terrorists is they think too small. This is the message Boston police receive days before fifteen thousand runners and two and a half million spectators descend on the city for the marathon. Even bin Laden only killed thousands. What if the target was larger? What if millions were at risk?Sgt. Mike Quinn, Vietnam vet, homicide detective and addicted marathoner, is called in to help when domestic terrorists, looking too piggy-back onto the World Trade Center disaster, threaten a race day bloodbath. How real is the threat? On Sunday, October 28, 2001, six weeks after the attack on the World Trade Center, the Boston Globe printed a call-to-arms by Rocky Suhayda, the chairman of the American Nazi Party: if we were one-tenth as serious as the bin Laden terrorists, we just might start getting somewhere.Quinn is a divorced, forty-something year old history buff, who loves his city and its marathon. Hes run the race six times. And when marathon director Ronnie Silk is killed, Quinn is assigned to protect Raven, the red hot rock n roll diva and the marathons first-ever celebrity entrant. Raven is a magnet for trouble. And Quinn scrambles to keep up with her during the final miles of the race while trying to flush out the maniac terrorists.
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Published May 9, 2002
Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense.