Enemy in the Garden: A Novel of Intrigue and Suspense by Harriet Pike
“Everything grows in the suburbs. Grass. Trees. Flowers. Ugly ideas. Take, for example, anti-Semitism.” What happens to an ordinary suburban family when the father is kidnapped by neo-Nazi thugs? Nora Miller’s perfect suburban world is shattered one May day when her husband disappears from a rally in the park. Set in the 1970s when conflicting ideologies tear at the fabric of society, “Enemy in the Garden” reveals the anti-Semitic strain that lies just below the surface of American life. In her quest to find her husband, Nora faces official indifference and the betrayal of friends, all while coping with her traumatized teenage daughter and son. Alone, she depends heavily on the private detective hired to track her husband. What she and he ultimately discover shocks and dismays readers.