Tom Clancy, Fredrick Forysth, all are rank amatures compared to Mr. Harris. Black Sunday is a exciting thriller full of plot twists. The difference between this book and most other of its genre is that the characters are actually intersting and the dialouge is not wooden but belivable. Their are no carbon cut out villians in this novel who are evil just because they were born that way. Instead the reader is introduced to people damaged by events beyond their control who have chossen to become evil. The villians in this book are symphathatic and the readers will be disgusted with themselves becasue they will find themselves rooting for the bad guys despite their distate for them. At the same time the hero, Kabakov, is also likable and the reader will also root for him as well. This novel is about a diabolical plot to inflict the worst terrorist attack in history on U.S. soil. Only one man can stop it, Kabakov, an Israil intelligence agent and assassin. Palestian terrorists, specifcly a beautiful but deadly woman named Deliaha, have formed a bizzare and twisted alliance with a Goodyear blimp pilot named Michael Lander. Lander pilots the Goodyear blimp over sporting events all across America. However, he is a sick and twisted individual who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for many years. He wishes to share his pain with the world by using his blimp to kill as many people as possible. He seeks out the PLO and asks for their assistance. They agree and send Delihia. Their plot is brillant and evil, on Superbowl Sunday they plan to dentonate a huge plastic explosive bomb filled with rifle darts over the staduim crowd. The bomb is designed to shoot the darts out at such an angle as to ensure an average of three darts for each seat in the stadium. Oh, did I mention the President of the United States of America will be in attendence and is also a target. If the terrorists plot succeds, 50,000 American citizens along with the President will be killed in one fell swoop. Kabokov has other plans however and relentlessly dogs their trail. He and his friend and fellow agent are willing to do whatever it takes to stop the terrorists but they dont know about Lander or the specifcics of the plot. All they know is that the PLO is planning something big and that a palistian woman is involved. Tension between Lander and Deliaha's fellow PLO operatives threatens to derail the plot before it can get started. This novel is all about death, death, and more death and as the novel nears its conclusion the tension continues to rise as the bodies continue to pile up. The suspense climaxes in a exciting but totally realistic shoot out between Kabokov and the terrorists. The final outcome will shock you. This novel is very realistic and the violence is not over dramatized or cartoonish in the least. A mature suspense novel for mature minds. Harris's most underated work.