Miriam lay pinned under the bodies of her dead infant son and husband in the cab of their pickup, far down the steep muddy slope of a West Virginia mountain. High above her she could hear screams of consternation in Arabic as her family’s killers sprayed bullets into the demolished truck. The war had come home to America. She could not escape it.
Miriam lay pinned under the bodies of her dead infant son and husband in the cab of their pickup. The smashed truck came to rest on its roof far down the steep muddy slope of a West Virginia mountain. High above her she could hear screams of consternation in Arabic as her family’s killers sprayed bullets into the underside of her demolished truck. They seemed determined to flush out any survivors—and kill them. The war had come home to America at last. She could not escape it.
Army Special Operations Aviator and combat veteran Miriam Rossi loses her family at the onset of a series of heinous “wolfpack” attacks. The self-proclaimed “Islamic State of America” strikes hundreds of targets using embedded terror teams. Miriam’s family was caught in the first wave of killing.
One of our nation’s first female Muslim Special Forces warriors, Miriam left a decade of military service to become a mother, but the attacks stole everything from her. Unexpectedly thrust into a maelstrom of Islamist violence in the heartland of her adopted country, Miriam fights to survive while her nation is gutted—by an “enemy within.”
“I am a Muslim. I will not let them speak for me,” Miriam swore aloud as she outwitted pursuers in a bitter cold mountain forest. Her calling to survive would soon translate to a higher mission, to become a voice for reformation in a religion hijacked by fear.
A Muslim Joan of Arc, she might be America’s best hope.
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