In House Divided, Peter G. Pollak’s fifth novel, Leonard and Alison Robbins disagree about how big a mistake their college student daughter is making by joining the radical anti-Israel group Students for Palestinian Justice (SPJ).

Alison believes Courtney needs to be allowed to make her own decisions, but retired CIA agent Leonard Robbins, who heads up a counterterrorism task force, fears she’s in over her head. Neither, however, foresees the imminent danger Courtney faces. Anti-Israeli terrorists are recruiting SPJ members to bomb Jewish organizations.

Can Robbins’ task force find and stop the terrorists before they claim more innocent victims? Will Courtney Robbins figure out the truth about SPJ before it’s too late?

House Divided was released February 2, 2015.

 Comments from Reviewers:

A.B.: “I must say you tell one terrific story. . . Your use of dialogue to tell the majority of the story still amazes me. You also did a great job with characterization, plot, the outcome, and the wrap up. I am truly impressed.”

N.V.: “Pollak’s easy style and heavy research into the reality of modern day terrorism make for compelling reading.”

E.M.: “Mr. Pollak certainly knows how to craft a thriller. This book is hard to put down and reminds us of our vulnerabilities to terrorism.”

B.B.S.: “I strongly suggest putting House Divided on your reading list.”


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Where you can get a paperback copy of House Divided:

  • Mysteries on Main Street in Johnstown, NY
  • Book House in Albany, NY
  • Market Block Books in Troy, NY
  • The Open Door in Schenectady, NY
  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble

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