In Ellen Meeropol's forthcoming novel, On Hurricane Island, a math professor is kidnapped by federal agents and taken to a civilian detention center for interrogation. That means she must have done something wrong, doesn't it?
The storm slams the island. The conflict between Henry and Tobias detonates. Tobias’ interrogation of Gandalf becomes increasingly violent and misogynist. Austin must choose sides if she and the professor are to survive.
Told by multiple narrators on both sides of the political divide over five days approaching the anniversary of 9/11, Hurricane Island is both a fast-faced political thriller and a literary examination of critical issues facing our society, even more now, in the wake of the publication of the Senate Report on Torture.
How far should government go in the name of protecting our national security? How free are citizens when governmental powers of surveillance and extra-legal interrogation are expanded? ON HURRICANE ISLAND continues Meeropol's tradition of dramatizing ethical concerns facing our nation and our world.