"But for all the background information, comments and quote, two vital questions remained unanswered: how had a seventeen-year-old Muslim schoolboy made, or obtained, an explosive device reckoned to be identical to those used by extremists in places like Jerusalem and Baghdad? And why had Zeenan Kha, a boy with everything to live for, chosen to step willingly into oblivion?"
this quote is very important to this book because it shows that this bombing is kind of a special case. They could be dealing with a whole new group of terrorists considering they don’t know where the bomb came form or anything. It says that the boy was "chosen" which shows to me that he is part of a much bigger organization and that there could and probably will be more bombings.
“Deveraux nodded: she was used to making short and concise reports. ‘Fincham has located Watts and the boy in Spain. He intends to have them both killed.’” P (17)
This quote is significant because “Watts and the boy” refer to two of the main characters in this book the two people who I believe will later figure out this whole bombing thing and who will be able to help out the authorities. These people want to kill them because Watts was in the army and he was labeled as a traitor so he was thrown in jail. His grandson helped him escape so now they are both on the run from the government and that is why these people want to kill them.