by Jay Kaplan
Another 9/11 attack, and and this
time by sea
Second Edition released 2/16/2016
Rat Island explores an attempt by three, wily, well-funded
terrorists to infiltrate New York City and detonate an explosive device at
ground zero on 9/11. After buying a yacht in Venice, they proceed up and down
the Adriatic raising money for their task and eventually sail to City Island,
Meanwhile, a disgruntled Russian atomic scientist buys deadly
Polonium 210 to be injected into four missiles, which are then cleverly placed
on a freighter in the port of Gdansk. It then sails to New York City and meets
up with the yacht. Through devious means, the terrorists are able to place these
missiles on a vehicle and into a tunnel under the Hudson River.
The 'good' people who are trying to thwart this plot include
three former Seals, one of whom is a vessel examiner with the Coast Guard Aux.
and a beautiful undercover Interpol agent aboard the yacht.
Scenes shift from Venice, to an area in Poland where Polonium
has been buried, to a secret Laboratory where the bombs are assembled, and
finally to City Island, New York. The bombs are secreted in an abandoned
hospital on a small island, Rat Island, until they are transported to Ground
The major challenge for the Seals once they discovered that missiles were
aboard the yacht was to find out where they were hidden and ultimately where and
how the bombs were going to be exploded.
The climax occurs in a tunnel filled with cars. Will the Seals be able to
thwart this terrorist attack?
thinking "I hope there's a movie version". Set in New York City and in places
around the globe, it's a gripping and down to earth story with great details of
the boroughs and waterways of NYC, as well as the minds of people and terrorists
alike, by Christine Yost.
★★★★★ When I read
this novel I was literally blown away. The government tells us we are protected
by homeland security, but this scenario is doable and believable. The author has
an engaging crisp easy to read style, with vivid descriptions of how the
terrorist manage to bypass every type of expensive security. Avid Reader.
★★★★★ This was a good
story and a fast read. The author doesn't waste any time letting you know
exactly what's going to take place and who is going to do it and from that point
I was hooked. The characters were all engaging and fit well into the roles they
play. Everything was very realistic, even the setting was spot on. I felt like I
was watching a movie rather than reading a book. I wish the book had been a bit
longer but that 's my only complaint. Overall, I would recommend this one if you
have an interest in some good fiction and the 9/11 tragedy. P Benton rated it 5
of 5 stars.
From the Inside Flap
I met Jay at a book convention 10
years ago, and we were both interested in nuclear terrorism. I had published my
novel, NUKES by Lidia & Charles LoPinto also under greenleafpublishers.com and
he was working at the time on a Chilling Warmth, which deals with nuclear
devastation as a result of wars caused by the pressures of global warming. How
can two dystopian writers become friends and colleagues? Well, we are not as
depressed or down on life as our novels might sound. In fact, we both shared a
very optimistic view of life and the world, a world we want to preserve for our
children and grandchildren. We are just "regular" people that want to bring
common sense to a world filled with contradictions and we all love writing.
Jay has an advanced degree in
biology, and spent time in Korea, and is still today, at 88 as of 2015, still
able to park as disabled, due to bullets that injured his leg. He was worked as
a soldier, a vessel examiner in Staten Island, a professor in the university, a
High School principal, and has lived in Riverdale New York for the last 60+
years. At a building, which is the subject of one his other novels, that he
calls the "Xanadu". He loves poetry, literature, and the classics and his books
are written in a clear crisp style.
I would encourage you to take
samples of his other books, through our exclusive distributor, Amazon. We
currently do not sell these books elsewhere, so download a Kindle app to your
device. I especially like his new book, Murders at the Little Red Schoolhouse,
which actually deals with issues about Vietnam. You can find it by going to his
profile or going to our website, again, greenleafpublishers.com/jaykaplan.
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