I was amazed that the same day that I read about the bombing of the hideout for Osama bin Laden in a novel was the same day that the United States Navy Seals and our intelligence operations actually killed him!
One of my favorite fiction authors is Stuart Woods. His recent best-seller is entitled Strategic Moves (Putnam, 2011). The featured character is Stone Barrington, a playboy-type attorney, who is “of counsel” to a large New York City law firm.
In the book, a foreign arms-dealer and fugitive, Erwin Gelbhardt (Pablo), reveals he knows the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden at the end of a four-day interrogation which the CIA conducted in Barrington’s home office.
The book notes that the area that Pablo identified became the target of heavy and intense bombing from Unites States forces. However, the book does not provide a conclusion that the attempt killed or captured bin Laden.
Not so on Sunday! It was 10:00 p.m. and I turned on the news to check on the DFW weather. The local news was not on, but an ABC network breaking news story was. And, you know the end of the real story as well as I do.
How many times have you seen fiction turn into reality the same day?
Let’s talk about it soon!