The idea for Fiction or Prophecy was born through a casual discussion
with a neighbor in the author’s family room. The discussion was
based on the news that one of the terrorists claimed that they were secretly
developing a backpack nuclear bomb and planned on bombing
ten of our largest city. Our officials wrote it off as an idle threat, and
that they could never get ten nuclear backpacks into the country. The
neighbor questioned how they could say that, when a million Mexicans
cross our borders daily, with backpacks of drugs, weapons, and
Having been in the scientific field and seeing how electronic technology
had exploded during his life time, the author had no doubt that
it was a matter of time and that terrorist would not hesitate to use it.
He wonder what would happen if the terrorist was telling the truth.
This enticed the author to write a novel on this threat. Is this novel
purely fiction or is it a prediction of what was to come.
In the novel Mike met Sarah on the road to Chicago. She was having
auto trouble. He stopped to help her. Since he couldn’t fix it he
took her to an auto shop in next town. Since her car couldn’t be fixed
in an acceptable time, Mike offered to give her a ride to Chicago. This
delay saved their lives but also put them on the road of deadly danger.