From Library Journal
Bowman sets out to prove that a single terrorist could bring the United States's oil supplies to a halt, incinerate an entire city, and perhaps even destroy the country's electrical grids or stop the world's money supply-all to challenge cherished democratic and economic principles. In sometimes thrilling prose, he describes many incidents that may have been the work of terrorists operating in the United States. Unfortunately, little solid evidence is given to support his assertions. There is some truth, however dificult to surmise, in Bowman's overall conclusions regarding the difficult relationships that Westerners may have with the rest of humanity, but these difficulties can be remedied only when acts of violence are desensationalized. As public opinion is mobilized further to enlarge the gulf separating us from the rest of the world, basic issues become more difficult to address, especially those concerning right vs. wrong. Unfortunately, this volume does not contribute to any kind of entente between peoples and, seemingly in an effort to scare the reader, reaches doubtful conclusions.Joseph A. Kechich- ian, Rand Corp., Santa Monica, Cal.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Stephen Bowman is the author of Morning Ran Red, Operation Monarch, and When The Eagle Screams. Bowman's works have always held special insight. His first published work was about a modern-day American Indian takeover of Wounded Kneesix months before it happened.