By Mario Puzo
A PRESIDENTIAL DYNASTY. AN ARAB TERRORIST assault. DEMOCRACY less than SIEGE. Mario Puzo predicted all of it in his eerily prescient 1991 novel, The Fourth K.President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to workplace, largely, due to the legacy of his forebears–good appears, privilege, wealth–and is the very embodiment of younger optimism. Too quickly, despite the fact that, he's overwhelmed down through the political method and, disabused of his beliefs, he turns into a pacesetter completely not like what he has been before.When his daughter turns into a pawn in a brutal terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively stored alive the reminiscence of his uncles’ assassinations, prompts all his strength to retaliate in a sequence of violent measures. because the explosive occasions spread, the area and people closest to him glance on with either awe and horror.From the Paperback version.
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Kennedy tried to read the faces of the men who stood before him, feeling a deep sense of dread. " "The plane Theresa is on has been hijacked and is now on its way to Sherhaben," Klee said.
Every human being had the immortal seed of goodness in his soul, no one was beyond redemption. As a feminist she had, of course, learned of the tyranny of men over women, but did not really comprehend the brutal force men used when dealing with their own world. She had no sense of how one human being could betray another human being in the most false and cruel ways. The chief of her security detail, a man too old to guard the more important people in government, was appalled by her innocence and tried to educate her.
So now this happy family would finally be punished. The father a Knight of Malta, the mother a daily communicant with Christ, and their son the murderer of the Pope. What a betrayal, Yabril thought. Poor Romeo, you will spend a bad week when I betray you. Except for the final twist that Yabril had added, Romeo knew the whole plan. "Just like chess," Romeo said. "Check to the king, check to the king, and the checkmate. Beautiful… Yabril looked at his watch, it would be another fifteen minutes. The van was going at moderate speed along the highway to the airport.
The Fourth K by Mario Puzo