TwoRivers Publishing Co.
Date: January 2004
Reviewed: Trade paperback
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Notes: deals exclusively with 9/11 and Bin Laden
Zero and Beyond
would we be if 9/11 was solved differently, and when America went
to find Bin Laden, what if we had caught him? Ground Zero and
Beyond gives a different look at the War on Terrorism with a
conclusion that this reader feels that most Americans would like
to have had happen. Ground Zero and Beyond introduces readers to
the world-renowned dental forensic pathologist, Dr. Patrick Murphy,
who gets caught up in working to help identify the victims of the
World Trade Center. He finds a hidden microdisk in one of the terrorist's
bodies, and is asked to help search for Bin Laden.
McCarthy does a fantastic job in helping the reader feel that they
are in part of the identifying personnel and also feel the grief
that many families felt about 9/11. The characterization of Dr.
Patrick Murphy is right up there with the best. There could have
been no other place that the story could have taken place except
for The Big Apple. Mr. McCarthy does a superb job in his debut novel,
and this reader encourages him to continue, especially with Dr.
Patrick Murphy's character.