- About the Book
On September 11, 1976, Kathleen Murray's life was drastically changed when her husband Brian Murray, a NYPD bomb disposal expert, was killed by a terrorist's bomb. Life Detonated is a powerful memoir that tells the story of a young woman's journey out of poverty and into the arms of a vibrant young man whose life and death would forever impact her life. After her husband's passing, Kathleen began a correspondence with one of the terrorists imprisoned for the incident, seduced by persuasive letters that offered a link back to Brian. Life Detonated details the dysfunctional relationship that developed and their disastrous meeting in person. This gripping true story is a dramatic statement on resilience in the face of devastating loss, the long road to healing, and ultimately, the empowerment found by coming away from tragedy stronger than before.