Journey for Revenge
In the aftermath of the horrific 9-11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, surviving family members of the innocent victims come together in hundreds of grief counseling sessions to deal with their losses and depression. One small counseling group becomes so mired in their anger and frustration with their own government’s inability to find the terrorists, they decide to go after them on their own. Drawing on their individual strengths and diverse backgrounds, these survivors come up with a surprisingly simple plan to draw the reviled terrorist from his lair. Their personal journey of retribution takes them from New York’s Times Square to Europe, from Russia to the Middle East, navigating oceans, traversing borders, and climbing mountains, all the while evading pursuers, for a fateful face-to-face meeting with the World’s most sought after terrorist.
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I just finished Journey for Revenge. I was drawn to it because I harbored anger and frustration after the events of 9-11. I wondered what it must have been like to have lost loved ones in the violent terrorist act that affected us all. How would I have reacted.
This book filled the bill. The victim's surviving family members were believeable and like me were just average people caught up in a terrible place. The book took them through the tragedy where they all met in grief counseling. You could feel their anger and frustration at having lost loved ones. It was clear they were not secret agents, clandestine spys, or special ops soldiers. They were like you and me. They just decided to take matters into their own hands and go after the terrorists themselves when their government wasn't able to organize any retribution.
The story was believeable and grounded in facts over the course of the ten years covered in the book.
I felt as if I was side-by-side with these characters. I felt their pain, and I felt their anger.
Their is a payoff in the book and reading it felt good. It satisfied me as I finished it on this 10th Anniversary weekend of 9-11.
I'd recommend this book to Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, and Brad Thor readers. While they deal with specially trained soldiers and spys, these characters made me feel like I was one of them.
I found a website supporting the book and I recommend it. There are some photo's that relate to the book's passages. It was good read! Thomas Young