Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Heroic Measures by Jill Ciment (38)
Alex and Ruth are an elderly couple living in New York City with their old and sick dog Dorothy while an apparent terrorist is holding their city hostage. As the story begins, Dorothy is very ill and requires hospitalization. Alex and Ruth love Dorothy as their child and will take "extreme measures" to ensure that her life with them continues. Their home is a fifth floor walkup, increasingly difficult to manage, so it has been put up for sale in hopes of a move to an apartment with an elevator. During the story they are involved in real estate adventures while coping with Dorothy's illness and watching the latest flash on the terrorist in the city. This is a mildly interesting book.