American Subversive

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American Subversive

By David Goodwillie

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9781439157060, 309pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2011

Aidan Cole and his friends are a band of savvy if cynical New York journalists and bloggers, thriving at the intersection of media and celebrity. They meet at loft parties and dive bars, talking of scoops and page views, sexual adventures and new restaurants. And then, without warning, a bomb rips through a deserted midtown office tower, and Aidan's life will never be the same.
Four days later, with no arrests and a city on edge, an anonymous e-mail arrives in Aidan's inbox. Attached is the photograph of an attractive young white woman, along with a chilling message: This is Paige Roderick. She's the one responsible.
An astonishing debut novel, "American Subversive "is a genuinely thrilling thriller ( as well as an exploration of what motivates radicalism in an age of disillusion ("The New York Times Book Review").