It's a story based on current events, but with a lot of local ties–the latest novel by Dearborn author Steven R. Roberts is now available.
Honor Bound, Terror on the F Train tells the story of "two Dearborn boys growing up out of place in the 'Keep Dearborn Clean' years," according to the author. "Later, as Vietnam vets, the two team up in an attempt to stop a major terrorist plot to kill thousands in the U.S."
For readers in the Dearborn area, the fictional story rings true to the city's past and present. But for readers anywhere, the story touches upon the very real issues of terrorism and prejudice.
Here's Roberts' description of the book:
Growing up out of place, out of step in the city of Dearborn, Michigan, Sam Cotton and Mohammed Alcodray struggle to find respect during the “Keep Dearborn Clean” years. Later, saving each other’s lives in Vietnam, Sam and Mo form a lifelong team. Back home, they are asked by the CIA to take on a dangerous assignment of stopping a terrorist plot to deploy a series of suicide bombers to blow up U.S. commuter trains.
The pair has less than 24 hours to stop the terrorist plot by invading the suicide bomber training camp and finding the detailed bombing plan. Failure will lead to the killing of thousands of U.S. commuters and U.S. retaliatory strikes, which could lead to the most wide spread East/West war since the Crusades.
Personal secrets won’t be the only ones traveling with Sam as his chute opens with a familiar thud and he descends through the night sky into the mountain valley of a foreign terrorist encampment, a bomb strapped to his chest.
Roberts, an Ohio native, has lived in Dearborn for most of his adult life. A Ford Motor Company employee for 35 years, Roberts is now president of the Dearborn Library Foundation. He has published seven books and numerous short stories.