Henry. Remembrance Day. Simon & Schuster. May 2000. c304p.
ISBN: 0-684-86549-1. $25.00. Fiction.
Irish-born Con Lindow , a molecular biologist from Boston,
is in London on a research project. While waiting for
his brother near a tube station, he watches in horror
as a massive bomb destroys a crowded bus, killing his
brother, who may have been carrying the bomb. Suspected
of complicity by elements of the Security Service who
have their own secrets to hide, Con soon joins forces
with Commander Foyle, head of Scotland Yard’s Anti-Terrorist Branch and the one man who
believes he is innocent. With the clock ticking down, the two men must identify
and stop a maniac before he carries out a final attack on an unknown target.
This is intelligent thriller goes beyond the headlines to show the inner workings
of the police. Porter, the U.K. editor of Vanity Fair, weaves multiple threads,
ingenious complications, intriguing puzzles, sophisticated technology, and meticulous
research into a dazzling story of unusual insight that concludes with a heart-pounding
manhunt. Highly recommended.