House Divided

House Divided Leonard and Alison Robbins disagree about how big a mistake their college student daughter is making by joining the radical Students for Palestinian Justice SPJ Alison believes Courtney needs to be al

  • Title: House Divided
  • Author: Peter G. Pollak
  • ISBN: 9780985036645
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • Leonard and Alison Robbins disagree about how big a mistake their college student daughter is making by joining the radical Students for Palestinian Justice SPJ Alison believes Courtney needs to be allowed to make her own decisions, but retired CIA agent Leonard, who heads up a counterterrorism task force, fears she s in over her head Neither, however, foresees the reaLeonard and Alison Robbins disagree about how big a mistake their college student daughter is making by joining the radical Students for Palestinian Justice SPJ Alison believes Courtney needs to be allowed to make her own decisions, but retired CIA agent Leonard, who heads up a counterterrorism task force, fears she s in over her head Neither, however, foresees the real danger their daughter faces Anti Israeli terrorists are recruiting SPJ members to bomb Jewish organizations and they have their sights on Courtney.If Courtney Robbins doesn t see the truth in time, it will be up to her parents to stop the terrorists before their daughter becomes their latest victim.House Divided is the story of a war no family should have to fight.

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    1. Unlike some authors I won't rate my own book. I'll let you the reading public decide where this novel stands in the pantheon of thriller fiction. Now that it is done, it must stand on its own while I move on to the next story on my list.

    2. This was my first exposure to author Peter G. Pollak and based on this experience I look forward to reading more of his work. Based on the bookflap description I expected this novel to be more of a family drama than the legal thriller it ultimately was. Leonard is a retired government agent, who is now a professor at a local university. When an unknown terrorist group begins recruiting students to deliver bombs to Jewish organizations in order to raise awareness for the Palestinians, Leonard is [...]

    3. Peter G. Pollak gives us a thriller that hits close to home in House Divided. Writing from an obvious depth of knowledge on the political forces involved in the Israel-Palestine conflict, he presents us with a plausible and terrifying glimpse of what could happen when the fallout of Middle East tension lands on American shores. Leonard Robbins is a seasoned former CIA agent, adept at searching out terrorists, but when terror comes knocking at American Universities, the president asks him to root [...]

    4. This book is very well written. The characters are great, the plot is perfectly paced and is very written in the "edge of your seat" kind of style. It made me pretty anxious to be honest. There were some times I had to read ahead just to give myself a heads up on what was going to happen. I felt bad watching the gap between father and daughter grow wider and wider and I wanted to smack Courtney upside the head. But definitely if you like political intrigue books, this should be on your to read l [...]

    5. This book would make a great movie or episode on a TV show. So much drama and action! I loved House Divided because it was a fast read without a lot of repetition and got me interested in the lives of the main characters. It was interesting in the subject matter, terrorism and the Palestinian/Israeli conflict without sounding biased. It was actually informative. In the end I would have like to know if the daughter learned her lesson and whether the parents get involved in another situation where [...]

    6. For me, this book was very different than what I had first thought when I read the summary. I don’t pay too much attention to the news because most of the time it is very sad. I know nothing about the Israel-Palestine conflict. is obvious that the author did a great deal of research. I was intrigued by the unique flow of the story. It was a well-written plot. The characters seem to come alive for me. This book was very good and I’m glad I gave it a shot. * I received this book from the autho [...]

    7. This book is very timely and accurately depicts how a family can have differing views about a topic as complex as Arab/Israeli politics. Very well done!

    8. A fast moving, intriguing spy mysteryLeonard Robbins was a retired CIA agent, now confined to a wheelchair from injuries suffered from an auto wreck. His wife was a retired FBI agent. They were living a fairly quiet life now except for the ups and downs of their collegiate daughter, Courtney, whom they just learned had become a member of an anti-Israeli group “Students for Palestine Justice.” Courtney was more gung-ho to help what she believed to be a fight for the right than researching the [...]

    9. Following the explosion of a bomb placed in the headquarters of the American Israel Alliance in Washington DC, Professor and retired CIA agent Leonard Robbins was asked by US President Wheatfield to head a government counterterrorism task force to stop terrorism in the United States. Its mission was to find out who planned the attack and prevent future ones. The group quickly learned the package was brought to the building by a college student in a messenger service uniform. She was among thos [...]

    10. House Divided is a story of home-grown terrorism. Someone is recruiting American college students to carry bombs to Jewish organizations. The main suspects have to do with a pro-Palestine protest group which claims its methods are purely peaceful. This larger plot is brought down to earth in the Robbins family, where Leonard (a former CIA agent) is recruited to head a task force to investigate the bombings while his daughter Courtney actually belongs to the pro-Palestine group under suspicion.A [...]

    11. Professor Robbins' daughter, Courtney announced her involvement with the Students for Palestinian Justice (SPJ) at dinner on her twentieth birthday. After a bombing at a Jewish organization in D.C the president asked Robbins to head a task force (DEFEAT) to investigate. As the wheels of DEFEAT turned, there was another bombing, this time in Chicago. The bomber was discovered in San Francisco where he committed suicide to avoid capture. The investigation continued as DEFEAT gathered evidence that [...]

    12. Novel received courtesy of giveawayWhile this is a novel dealing with the complex subject of Israel and Palestine, it was engaging right from the beginning. The main character's daughter becomes mixed up with a "Justice for Palestine" group on her college campus. Her father is asked by the President to head a task force to find out who is bombing buildings of Jewish museums/organizations. The author uses timely references to President Obama, ISIS and the Tsarnaov brothers. I was interested in t [...]

    13. I didnt make it through the entire book. It just felt too preachy. The writing itself is great which is why this book managed to get three stars from me. I just feel like the author feels like his opinion on Palestine is the right one and everyone else is wrong. The cover is nice though. I won this book in a giveaway.

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