Good Reading : November 2005
A t a time when Australians are wavering in support of a proposed U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, more than six hundred U.S. Marines rotating on R & R in Bali suddenly disappear; then, Kuta erupts in a ﬁreball and Australia falls into line with America’s demand to become part of the ‘Coalition of the Willing’. Based on indisputable fact, a step by step account of the Bali bombers, the rise of extremist Islamic militancy across Asia and what the future might hold when terror is unleased on Australia’s doorstep. Crescent Moon Rising details how the U.S. and other foreign intelligence agencies missed opportunities to arrest not only the instigators of the September 11 attacks on the U.S.A. but also those who created the Jemaah Islamiyah and carried out the Bali bombings. The Bojinka Plot is uncovered in Manila but the U.S. ridicules the contents found on a laptop discovered after an apartment ﬁre. The computer ﬁles lay out an assassination plot against Pope John Paul II (who would visit that week), and the detailed plan to hijack eleven aircraft and crash these into the World Trade Towers and other U.S. targets. The timing of this event was January 1995. KERRY B. COLLISON’S FACT-BASED POLITICAL THRILLER Available in bookstores and online at www.sidharta.com.au An explosive account of the rise of Islamic militancy in Asia! An explosive account of the rise of Islamic militancy in Asia!
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