President Lois Ackerman declares martial law in the United States in the aftermath of the deadliest terrorist attack in American history. The Emergency Terrorist Act is enacted hastily, severely curtailing constitutional rights for all American citizens, but most particularly for American Muslims. Critics from the left complain of an increasingly authoritarian state. Critics on the right complain that the President is not sufficiently aggressive in her counter-terrorism measures. HomeLand Security is under tremendous pressure to identify the culprits and bring them to justice. Director Janice Hankins is stumped. Special invesigator Syd Ednogchi is recruited to help. He too is mystified as to the motive, method, execution and planning of the attacks. Every search for a clue deepens the mystery. Can anyone untangle the mystery?
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Pardu Ponnapalli was born in India. His parents moved back and forth between the United States and India while he was a child. They finally settled in Canada in 1970, where he lived for a number of years. After studying at university for many years, he graduated with a doctorate in Physics. He moved to the United States in 1992 and ended up in the lucrative and rapidly expanding IT industry. He lives in Maryland with his wife Mona, his son Krishna, his dog Jack and his cat Boots. He is now the proud author of 24 books on topics ranging from a new version of chess to favorite quotes. His latest work is "September 19th, 2039: A Dark Turn" a futuristic terrorist attack novel. His first book was "Just a Bunch of Crazy Ideas" , published in 2010. His interests include science fiction, politics, science, chess and he is an assiduous reader of many different types of books. The weighted average rating for his works is 4.3 ( 68 reviews total) as of July 2016.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111536826359