This weeks Friday Forgotten Book was inspired by Bill Criders recent entry about the book Open Square
On April 19th, 1995 I was awoken by one of my house mates to the news that there had been a bombing at some federal facility in Oklahoma. Later that day I had my Investigation class, where we were already slated to talk about the unit on terrorism. I recall my Prof. Dr. D. Payne, being very careful to not jump to conclusions about the days events but finding himself in a very teachable moment. As the story of what happened in Oklahoma started to come to light, I found myself thinking back to todays FFB, Let Us Prey by Bill Branon which I had finished reading only a couple of weeks earlier.
Let Us Prey is more of a thriller than a mystery or crime story, the story follows a a pair of hit men as they get caught up in a domestic terror plan to destroy IRS offices and disrupt the funding of the US government. Along the way there are twists and turns, and red herrings and all the kinds of stuff that makes for a solid page turner. There wasn't a lot of talk about this book in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing, but it had an eerie resonance. I did check out Branon's follow up, which really didn't connect with me, but Let Us Prey has stayed in the back of my mind all these years, and is on my mental list of books that I need to re-read.
Thoughts, Comments, Conspiracy Theories?