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A devoted fireman and a driven businessman: strangers with the same face. Only one will leave the Twin Towers alive, but will he ever find his way home? On the morning of September 11, 2001, two men meet in a smoky stairwell of the World Trade Center. One is Eric Michaels, a driven financial manager from Los Angeles who has been busy climbing the corporate ladder, often at the expense of his wife and young son. The other is Jake Bryan, a New York City fireman devoted to his wife and daughter. In the midst of the crisis, Eric falls on the stairs and Jake stops to help him up. The two men freeze momentarily, stunned by the uncanny resemblance between them.
Later, after the building has crumbled to the ground, Eric awakes beneath a fire truck. He is burned and bloody and most of his clothes have been blown off. A fire captain rushes to his side, thinking he recognizes his friend Jake. By the time Jake's wife arrives at the hospital, Eric's face is bandaged and his memory gone.
In the months that follow, Eric struggles to relate to a wife and daughter he doesn't remember, while on the opposite coast Eric's real wife grieves and finds comfort from Eric's brother, a single man who has always adored her. The emotional suspense builds as Eric begins to have disturbing dreams and flashbacks, and questions grow in Jake's wife's mind.
The only way for Eric to find his way is by following the love of a special woman, and the footsteps of a man who no longer exists.
©2003 Karen Kingsbury (P)2003 Zondervan
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By Amazon Customer on 09-08-04

What a concept!

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well-developed, and the research was excellent. It kept you wondering until the very end. It made me see much more clearly the agony and heartache the victims of 9/11 went through. Living in the Midwest, I sympathized, but never really felt their pain. This book took me there. We need more Christian fiction of this caliber.

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By Susan on 03-01-04

One Tuesday Morning

This book held my attention from beginning to end. I couldn't put it down.

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By Mrs on 10-09-13

not what I was expecting

I had not read any reviews before buying this and found it after looking for something inspirational . It started off ok and I liked the idea of looking at the events of 9/11 from a personal and family perspective. Then we got to the God part of the book and I realised this was Christian literature. I have my own beliefs about faith, God and life and although I do believe in a higher power, I couldn't relate to the Christian beliefs of the characters in the book. I also struggled with the plot, what are the chances of that happening! It took me a while to resume listening again but decided to suspend my disbelief and listen to it all the way through. I started to get a little more empathy for the characters as the book developed and did eventually feel the book was ok but wouldn't buy the sequel.

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By C. Morrow on 05-11-16

Fantastic read! Looking forward to the sequel!

Fantastic read! Looking forward to the sequel!

Captivating story line of emotions and possibilities! Didnt want it to end!

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