The following is a brief description of a long novel, called That Man, Flammonde. The description is from the summary at the beginning of the novel.
Dr. Peter Flammonde, a young, thirty-five year old Assistant Professor at Grinnell College in Iowa, becomes an international hero and celebrity overnight for disarming three Muslim terrorists at a bank siege in Chicago, but his actions, and his peculiar mental capabilities, set off a chain of events that put him and his family at risk while threatening some of the most powerful religious and political interests in the United States.
Flammonde is the protégé of Dr. Joshua Greenberg, one of the wealthiest men in America, and Greenberg and Flammonde together launch a media campaign opposing an effort by the Christian Alliance to force the teaching of the Bible in American public schools. During this campaign, Flammonde falls in love with two different, unusual women in the media, Judith Block and Clarissa McGhee, who also seem to possess his mental capabilities, but all of their lives are threatened by the explosive hatred that Flammonde provokes within the Christian and Muslim religious communities for his religious and political views.
The story moves to an explosion in New York City where two seperate groups attempt to kill Flammond and his family with truck bombs. One detonates on the Washington Bridge, killing hundreds of people, and the other detonates in from of Cooper Union, one of the most famous places for speeches in the United States