So many years after writing Absolute Measure, I find this reader review from Farooq Tirmizi in New York.
On a February evening in northern Africa, Samira and Yasin Omer watch their parents die in the cross-fire of a hostage-rescue. Samira is vivacious and sociable. Yasin is a brilliant student and a thinker. They are twins, left with no family except each other. ABSOLUTE MEASURES, chilling in its predictions, was published two years before Nine Eleven. It tracks the psychological development of a brilliant young Muslim student, Yasin Omer. He sets out to become an international banker. He ends up planning a devastating and suicidal terror attack. Why? This extraordinarily prescient novel was written two years before the attacks of September 11, 2001.