Her story is captivating; I could not put it down. It describes one possible scenario in the days leading up to and following a large scale terrorist attack. The characters are well defined and believable, as are the events. With current conditions in the world, such a catastrophic attack is quite plausible. Our enemies are legion and our borders are open to anyone who wants to enter. Life as we knew it, depicts small town America. I grew up in such a place, and find the portrayal quite accurate. I am looking forward to the rest of the story.