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Two men lead very different lives on opposite United States coasts. One is a New York firefighter, devoted husband and father with a strong faith in God. The other is a money-hungry stockbroker with a Christian wife and a son he ignores. The men meet ONE TUESDAY MORNING (3) in the inferno of the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. In that glimpse, they realize they could be each other's twin. One reaches safety. The other perishes. The survivor cannot remember his name, much less the woman who claims to be his wife. Karen Kingsbury delivers an intense, emotional read. Her superb characterization of the two wives carries the story. But the major plot points—look-alike strangers, amnesia and an identity mix-up—strains believability. (May, 352 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson