- File Size: 1244 KB
- Print Length: 450 pages
- Publisher: Xulon Press (February 8, 2016)
- Publication Date: February 8, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01BLSRQ4C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #730,980 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Now do me a favor and look back to how you felt when you heard about these tragedies. Now you will understand the accuracy of the strong emotions that ripple off the pages. The accuracy of the emotions of the people, the struggles to correct and complete damage control. The tension, the fear, the confusion. The why’s and why not’s. The unfolding of events. The act of betrayal and misconduct.
This is a all to familiar story, and all to sad of a tale we see so often in today’s Pop Culture. A story smeared all over social media, in newspapers, on television. This is a story rooted oh so closely to true events we have read over again in the newspapers, online ( Huffington post and the New York Times ), twitter, Instagram, and various blogs across the net. Just to name a few examples.
This is a story that seems more common than not, a Muslim family moving from Iran to America to give their family a better life. Their religion, culture, being blamed for radicals twisting their beliefs to fit a warped view of the world. Many times this story has been heard. A family looking for better life, working hard, and one of their family members, a grown child gets mislead by a friend or otherwise down a road to never return. This story is based on today's crisis around the globe, investigations from authorities who work constantly for terrorist group and even single person. This covers everything that we're trying to overcome, to bring people together, fight prejudice, respect all religion and not to push it on one another. Or push one another away for who they are. Respect everyman and woman for who they are. A work that’s still in progress.
I enjoyed this book immensely. This is a book that kept me on the edge of my seat and had me wanting more, great job.
Michael E. Nathanson is the son of E.M. Nathanson, who wrote the acclaimed, classic novel, “The Dirty Dozen.” He follows in his father’s footsteps, incorporating the essential skills of storytelling, and employing these skills with amazing ease for a debut novelist. Throughout, Nathanson avoids the traps of introducing one-dimensional characters, which are too often found in today’s fiction. Instead, he skillfully allows us into their complicated, conflicted worlds. In the process, we are able to care more deeply about them and comprehend their humanity.
The novel begins dramatically, with a suicide bombing at a school in Dallas, by a troubled young disciple of evil caught in the maelstrom of his own martyrdom. As the investigation into that act begins, we are introduced to several key characters, including the suicide bomber’s parents, a best friend who is shattered by this act, two FBI investigators and several others who will play a much larger role later in the story.
The investigators are led first to the hometown of the suicide bomber, Dearborn, Michigan, where there is a large Muslim population. As more savage attacks occur, we are also introduced to a cabal-like corporation called Crescent Medical Devices, which plays a dominant role in the terrorist attacks. As the investigation continues, we learn of a much larger plan to take down “The Great Satan” America; slowly, deftly, and violently.
(Warning: The novel never flinches when describing acts like beheadings that have become a kind of standard operating procedure of terrorist organizations. Some of the scenes are not for the faint of heart.)
One of the wonders of this book is the way Nathanson weaves in and out of the ongoing investigation, so that we, as readers, begin to see ourselves (or parts of ourselves) in the characters. This saga takes us into a world of intricate danger, where every new piece of information becomes an essential clue and every step closer to the truth brings more peril. There are a multitude of challenges for the investigators and the book is packed with deceit and betrayal until the final pages.
“Cries of the Eagle” is a deep and impassioned treatise on the roots of Islamic extremism and terrorism in our world today. The story constantly builds in intensity and suspense. At times it seems fraught with danger and darkness. But this is also a novel filled with light and hope; hope that there might be an end to the horrors of extremist terrorism. Through the author’s own Christian faith, “Cries of the Eagle” will leave you with a new optimism that is rare and precious.
I received this book as a review copy. I suppose I’ve been studying this Muslim problem too long, stayed up too late for too many nights, and I have that unfortunate tendency to bore people to death with my single minded, unfair, and unbalanced advocacy of a complex issue. If you are a reader with the same deep concerns, the same deep background knowledge, and have strong solution-driven prejudices, you may find this little book a little simple-minded. Some parts are like fingernails on a blackboard. Little muslim boys don’t have little doggies. Real Life is not like that. I remind myself...turn the page.
This book is fiction. It’s like opera...or kabuki theatre...or a fable. It presents a LOT of information, densely packed, and only requires a few hours to read. It does not require years of study. A long time ago, there was an old guy, who taught complex issues...in parables. You could go down to the beach, spend the afternoon with him, have some bread, have some fish, learn something useful, and go back to work Monday. Those were olden times. The living was easy back then.
Today is 2016, modern times. Fast paced. Maybe you’re going to help make history and go vote for a new President in six weeks. This book is for you. Maybe you’re 19 years old, just learned to shoot a gun, and are headed to Afghanistan Monday to make history and kill Muslims in their nest. This book is for you. You can read it on the plane. There are a few crumbs of knowledge, and a few morsels of fish. Share with your friends.
I enjoyed the book. I’ve passed it on.