The common wisdom is that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, was a failed actor and a madman. But the truth is that he was the matinee idol of his time, and the attack on Lincoln was not the act of a maniac, but part of a plan developed at the highest levels of the Confederacy. In Consider the Elephant, the story of John Wilkes Booth's life and death is told by his brother, Edwin Booth, the greatest Shakespearean actor of his age.
"unfortunate choice of narrator: the author"
How did an Egyptian city planner, a Yemeni religious fanatic, a boy from the United Arab Emirates who worshipped sex (not Allah), and a young student of aircraft design who went to a Christian school in Lebanon - four very different men with very different ideas - get involved in flying the 9/11 planes? How did the plot develop, and who developed it? Marwan, by Aram Schefrin, puts the reported facts together and fictionally fills in the details.
When Teddy Kagan finds a pure red heifer on the Florida ranch of a TV evangelist, he knows (thanks to his knowledge of Scripture and biblical prophesy) that he has discovered the first step in a plot to speed up the bloody End of Days and the Second Coming of Christ: a plot which could lead to a nuclear Holy War.