By Rick Elliott
Following a harrowing aircraft trip that lands them on a barren region plateau in Mexico, Jamal and his cohorts are transported around the border by means of a reluctant "coyote" whose grandson is held hostage as an incentive to get them thoroughly throughout. as soon as in Texas, a newly-minted jihadist presents them with a motor vehicle during which they trip to Houston. in the course of an abbreviated remain right here, they're given the identify in their touch in Rockledge, Missori; their ultimate destination.
Yussef, the single surviving member of a sleeper cellphone in Rockledge, is a graduate scholar on the college, having spent his early life at a madrasa in Pakistan. He has lived in Rockledge for 3 years. the 1st 12 months with
another local Pakistani, Ahmed, who retains Yussef at the instantly and slender direction towards martyrdom until eventually he dies tragically in a home hearth, leaving Yussef on the mercy of yankee benevolence.
in this time, unleashed from Ahmed and his non secular fervor, Yussef starts off to benefit approximately lifestyles and love in the US. a lot in order that he's able to depart the fold and start a brand new existence in his followed state. Yussef learns the finer issues of baseball from his new roommates and in regards to the highs and lows of affection from Rachael, a fellow graduate student.
Yussef's newfound freedom involves a halt while Jamal rolls into city and pulls within the reins that also connect Yussef to their cause.
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The Reluctant Martyr by Rick Elliott