In Nokomis Summary
Hammad has a Visa card, a frequent-flyer number, and the use of a Mitsubishi. He and the others are living in a pink cottage on the gulf coast, and it is hot. One day they sit at the table and pledge their allegiance to their duty, in “blood trust,” to kill Americans. He shops in the supermarket and he is invisible to them, just as they are becoming invisible to him. Occasionally he looks at women, but he knows things most of them will not imagine in ten lifetimes.
His flight training is not going well; most of the others are doing better. Amir is an excellent pilot, logging extra hours in the Boeing 767 simulators, sometimes paying in cash wired from Dubai. They are all afraid the government is monitoring their...
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