Shoreline is the second suspense novel featuring FBI agent Nora Khalil by Carolyn Baugh, acclaimed author of The View from Garden City.
“Compelling, important, and completely engrossing—it will change the way you look at the world.”—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award Winning author
Officer Nora Khalil is a strong independent woman used to navigating different terrains. As an American-born Muslim, she loves her country and tries to honor the traditions of her people, but feels that she must constantly confront those who think she is alien.
Assigned to the FBI office in Erie, Pennsylvania, she tries to fit into small-town America after a childhood growing up in the bustle of Philly’s dark streets. A series of horrific acts of violence are committed by a well-connected group of domestic terrorists eager to spark a national revolution. The town erupts in chaos and the eyes of the nation are on these events. In turn, this heats up the debate about the fabric of our nation…and how those who feel disenfranchised by our new multiculturalism are determined to take back their birthright and, in their own words, make our nation great again.
Will Nora and her team be able to defuse the situation before the carnage goes national?
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Baugh's fast-paced, intricately plotted sequel to 2015's Quicksand takes FBI special agent Nora Khalil, a Muslim of Egyptian heritage, from her native Philadelphia to a posting in Erie, Penn., where she gets to know her colleagues and neighbors and adjusts to a generally tedious routine until the Roar on the Shore, Erie's annual celebration of biker culture. A bank robbery and murder perpetrated by men on motorcycles kick off what is soon identified as the first wave of a much larger plan involving homegrown terrorists intent on spreading white supremacist ideology. Their rhetoric echoes contemporary headlines: make America great again, build a wall, deport all illegal immigrants. In response, an FBI agent comments, "The absurd is no longer absurd when you have weapons and followers." Nora has a boyfriend, FBI agent Ray Calder, but those expecting much romance in this topical thriller with its resourceful, courageous, and athletic heroine may be disappointed.