Leda: Profile of an American Terrorist by Grace Austin
Leda, a retired American physician, joins her friend Aliyah to work in a refugee camp in the Middle East despite warnings from her husband. After observing conditions under Israeli control she becomes overpowered by a sense of injustice. Talib, a younger, handsome Egyptian physician seduces her and begs her to be an avenging angel for his downtrodden people. Her psychological turmoil plays out in Arizona, Florida and Maine. Her plans include lavish fundraisers at her estate in Connecticut, ingratiating herself into the highest levels of government in Washington DC. In Paris she concludes her plans for terror in Manhattan. The fate of an unlikely terrorist reveals itself in Leda’s psychological choices to sacrifice everything for the good of the Palestinian people.
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