The True Story of a Widow and a Hijacker
by Kathleen Murray Moran
Pub Date 17 Sep 2019
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On September 11, 1976, Kathleen Murray's life was drastically changed when her husband Brian Murray, a NYPD bomb disposal expert, was killed by a terrorist’s bomb.
Life Detonated is a powerful memoir that tells the story of a young woman’s journey out of poverty and into the arms of a vibrant young man whose life and death would forever impact her life.
Finding herself seduced by one of the terrorists, whose persuasive letters from prison offered a link back to her husband, Kathleen also details the dysfunctional relationship that developed and their disastrous meeting in person.
This gripping true story is a dramatic statement on resilience in the face of devastating loss, the long road to healing, and ultimately, the empowerment found by coming away from tragedy stronger than before.
A Note From the Publisher
“A raw, somber emotional journey that concludes with hope and a measure of forgiveness.” –Kirkus Reviews
"An impressively candid, extraordinarily detailed, ultimately inspiring read from cover to cover... recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary American Biography collections." –Midwest Book Review
"Moran, who founded the nonprofit organization Survivors of the Shield, shares a remarkable journey in this well-written debut." –Publishers Weekly