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True Faith David Grace

True Faith

David Grace

Published June 18th 2009
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254 pages
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True FaithWhen eight immigrants arrived at the Baltimore Federal Courthouse to be sworn in as citizens, they didn’t give a thought to the trial next door of five terrorists charged with blowing up a federal building.Baltimore Sun Reporter MarkMoreTrue FaithWhen eight immigrants arrived at the Baltimore Federal Courthouse to be sworn in as citizens, they didn’t give a thought to the trial next door of five terrorists charged with blowing up a federal building.Baltimore Sun Reporter Mark Shrader did care about that trial. His wife and unborn child had been killed in that explosion, but in spite of his pleas to cover the case, he was instead ordered to write a Sunday Supplement article on the new citizens.Federal Judge Hendrix had reached the part of the Oath of Allegiance that required the new citizens to promise that they would support, protect and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and that they would bear true faith and allegiance thereto when the terrorists escaped their guards next door and took them all hostage.But Mark Shrader was not upset when they were captured. He had prayed that someday he would have the chance for vengeance on his wife’s killers, even at the cost of his own life. Now his chance had come.Just before administering the Oath of Allegiance, Judge Hendrix had told the immigrants:“In a few moments you will become citizens of the greatest nation on earth. This is still the land of opportunity. This is still the land where dreams can be fulfilled. But at a price.”As he organized his attack on the killers, Mark Shrader told the immigrants how high that price might be. Several of them agreed to pay it, not the least of whom was Le Thai Mai’s grown son, a rookie Baltimore police officer, who, against all orders, embarked on a desperate plan to save his mother’s life.A screenplay based on this novel is available from the author.Copyright David Alexander writing as David Grace, 2003, 200982,150 words