Guarding the Secrets
By Ellen Harris
Guarding the Secrets recounts the terror-stricken life and murder of sixteen-year-old Tina Isa, who was condemned by her other family members for becoming Americanized, before her father, an accused Palestinian terrorist, murdered her in November, 1989. The killing was recorded by accident due to the FBI having bugged the house in an attempt to prove the father’s ties to terrorism. The events leading up to the murder are expertly told by author Ellen Harris, including Tina’s older sisters urging their father to kill their younger sister.