“Gaze at an intriguing portrait. Contemplate the unanswered questions of September Eleventh, the victims’ family members posing them with rising urgency, and the U.S. government stonewalling their search for answers. What is going on here? Ray McGinnis is an artist. He allows the members of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission to speak for themselves. They do so eloquently, raising a host of queries challenging the public story. The government’s devastating non-response provokes still deeper questions. Can a government investigate itself for a crime that has given it the rationale for a permanent war on others? What has been going on here for almost two decades?

Take a deep breath. Read and absorb this brilliant narrative, seen through the courage of those who turned suffering into demands for every scrap of evidence to be found in the sanitized crime scene and the more-accessible public domain. See the post-September-Eleventh world we live in through their enlightening questions.”

~ James W. Douglass, author of JFK and the Unspeakable. For more information about the work of James Douglass “visit this link”.  


“Finally, the 9/11 book I have been waiting for. Unsensational, fact-based, and devastating to the official story. It’s easier to show what didn’t happen than what did, which is why the families’ questions were so important and should still be asked of the still-living witnesses and possible conspirators. Bravo to Ray for organizing this complicated story so cogently.”

~ Lisa Pease, author of A Lie Too Big To Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Read her book” To find Lisa Pease “visit Twitter @lisapease”.


“For the many people who choose to look away from the events of 9/11, perhaps for fear of what they might find, this book presents a powerful challenge. Ray McGinnis elegantly weaves together the heartbreaking experiences of those who lost loved ones on 9/11 with the dismally inaccurate and incomplete official investigations that have plagued our understanding of what happened that day. Truth, however, ‘is the daughter of time, not of authority,’ and Unanswered Questions will undoubtedly serve as a powerful contribution to both the establishment of an accurate historical record and political accountability.”

~ Piers Robinson, Academic, Member of the “Working Group on Propaganda and the 9/11 Global ‘War on Terror,’” lead author of Pockets of Resistance: British News Media, War and Theory in the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. Visit his website


“Just like the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and the attack on the USS Liberty, the destruction of the World Trade Center … is another cover-up. Congratulations to Ray McGinnis for asking the hard, unanswered questions. We cannot let the government get away with its implausible and unbelievable explanation.”

~ Paul Craig Roberts, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan White House and Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal; author of The Neoconservative Threat to World Order. Visit his website”.


“Those who lost loved ones on September 11 deserve our support. For if we really care about peace and justice, we must take a closer look at the tragic events of 11 September 2001, which led to countless wars and mass surveillance. As Ray McGinnis explores in his book, these families’ unanswered questions are a good place to begin.”

~ Daniele Ganser, author of NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe, historian and co-founder of the Swiss Institute for Peace and Energy Research. To hear a talk in English Daniele Ganser gave in 2017, “Hear a talk by Daniele Ganser”.


“McGinnis offers a uniquely humane perspective on 9/11, presenting superb new research on the official but unanswered questions of families who lost loved ones.”

~ David Ray Griffin, author of The Christian Gospel for Americans. To discover more about his other books “Discover more about his other books”.


Unanswered Questions is an important book on the relentless efforts of victim family members to get truth and justice for their loved ones. Many important questions remain unanswered. This is unacceptable 20 years on. The cover up continues today. I will never stop seeking justice for my brother. Some of the evidence highlighted in this book will form part of my legal action in the UK to reopen my brother’s Inquest.”

~ Matt Campbell, 9/11 family member whose brother Geoff died while attending a conference on the 106th floor of the North Tower. To learn more about Matt Campbell’s quest for justice for his brother “read this article” To learn more about Matt’s brother Geoff, “Read his obituary


“As the events of September 11, 2001 continue to haunt the world, Ray McGinnis explores key questions the families of September Eleventh victims formulated while seeking a fact-driven investigation about this stunning introduction to the 21st century. It was these families who forced an investigation upon the strangely reluctant Bush-Cheney administration.

In a comfortable, engaging style, he responds to many of their questions by immersing the reader in a fascinating background of largely unreported big-picture facts.

Startling realities come to light. I believe that this deeply researched and carefully referenced book offers a unique and invaluable insight into 9/11. It is an original and illuminating read for novices and experts alike.”

~ Elizabeth Woodworth, coauthor of 9/11 Unmasked.  “Read her book


“The dissident families of 9/11 victims have, through their intelligence, courage, and persistence, opened a portal to a kind of parallel political universe. It is a universe full of deceit and corruption, but it is real and we had better become familiar with it. We owe a debt of gratitude to Ray McGinnis for telling the story of these brave people and keeping the portal open.”

~ Graeme MacQueen, author of The 2001 Anthrax Deception. Read his book


“In this compelling book, Ray McGinnis reviews the heartfelt questions of 9/11 victims’ family members in light of the failed government investigations and the work of steadfast independent investigators. The result is an invaluable framework for understanding the crimes of September 11 and the crucial need for truth.”

~ Kevin Ryan, September Eleventh whistleblower formerly with Underwriters Laboratories, author of Another Nineteen: Investigating Legitimate 9/11 Suspects and editor of the Journal for 9/11 Studies.Read his book


“Hyperbole aside, it is impossible to overemphasize the importance of this book. The massacres of September 11, 2001, the foundational event of recent times, claimed thousands of victims whose relatives still cry out for truth and justice. Ray McGinnis brilliantly documents those murders and the decades of agonizing efforts of the victims’ families to seek justice and truth from the American government. Their search had been met with lies and dissimulation piled upon dissimulation to protect the guilty. Reading Unanswered Questions will roil you to the depths of your soul. McGinnis powerfully unfurls layer upon layer of fact, the government fiction, in a timeline that brings us to the twentieth anniversary of these atrocities. While reading it, one cannot help but think of the innocent victims of that terrible day and their suffering families; And the innocent throughout the world who have been murdered by the US government in the name of September 11. The “War on Terror” has been waged by a government that refuses to tell the truth about who the terrorists were on September 11, 2001.”

~ Ed Curtin, author of Seeking Truth in a Country of Lies, was born and raised in the Bronx. His son-in-law, who worked on the 100th floor of the South Tower, escaped the death that claimed the lives of 176 of his co-workers. And Curtin knew well his father’s friend, Timothy O’Sullivan, who worked on the 39th floor of the North Tower and died on Sept. 11. Curtin is an independent writer whose work has appeared widely over many years. “Read about his recent book” To read about Ed Curtin’s family friend, Timothy O’Sullivan, “Read this article


“The events of September 11th, 2001, were a tragedy the world could never have imagined happening. For those who were directly and indirectly affected by its impact, those moments will remain engraved on their hearts, and in their souls for eternity.

Everyone can remember what they were doing on that fateful day, and like me, remember listening with horror as the events unfolded. It seemed impossible that, for one it could be happening, and also that nothing was done to stop it, once it was taking place.

Throughout the days, weeks, months, and years that have followed, we have heard the results of the 9/11 Commission, and the cries for justice from the families of the victims of this atrocity. However, since the event, nothing has brought that day back to the forefront of my mind like reading this book.

Aptly titled ‘UNANSWERED QUESTIONS: What the September Eleventh Families Asked and the 9/11 Commission Ignored,’ it has been written over time, and thoroughly researched. What makes it such compelling and heartrending reading, is that throughout are the testimonies of the survivors, and those who lost friends and family. We discover the people behind the statistics. Those people who worked in, or were visiting the Trade Centre, the plane passengers, the brave first responders who died or were terribly injured helping others, (including those selfless individuals who were actually off duty,) and those who were injured in the aftermath.

The author begins by revealing how those left behind found strength in unity, including the formation of the “Family Steering Committee for the Independent 9/11 Commission,” (FSC). As the book continues he gives in-depth details of the questions asked by the FSC of the 9/11 Commission, to organisations such as NORAD like, “Why weren’t NORAD Jets able to intercept the hijacked planes?” The CIA, and also to those public figures who should be held accountable like Mayor Giuliani, and President George W. Bush.

The tragic catalogue of inconsistencies in the timeline of events which were reported in the media, though often buried beneath the headlines, are exposed. What really happened? The Family Steering Committee wanted to learn true facts not theories and government spin. Instead, “…after the 9/11 Commission Report was released, the Family Steering Committee found 70% of their questions remained unanswered. Only 9% of their questions were satisfactorily addressed. A final 21% of their questions were given incomplete answers.” This is simply not good enough!

As the book concludes, the author reveals what has happened since the 9/11 Commissions’ Report was published, including the campaign for a New Independent Investigation, cover-ups, and missing accounts.

In Summary: The events of 9/11 will never be forgotten. Not only the families but the world will remember that fateful day, and the tragic loss of lives. This book is not only a voice for those who have been left behind, but also an accurately researched account for those who believe the cover-up will be exposed, and the truth revealed, one day.”

The Columbia Review of Books & Film (TheColumbiaReview.com)