No matter your source of worldwide news it is hard to escape the growing feeling that the trend for terrorism is in the wrong direction. Up, not down.

And yes, the U.S. DHS Chief, John Kelly, did recently say, if you knew what I knew about terror, you’d “never leave the house.” Really? He then went on record praising the efforts of U.S. Counterterrorism forces, but then went on to conclude, “But it can happen here almost anytime.”

In a world where we expect our security forces to protect our citizens while also protecting the Bill of Rights freedoms of suspected terrorists and “known wolves,” we shouldn’t be surprised to hear that it can happen here anytime.

My new novel, The Point of a Gun, out in less than ten days, is precisely about the near-impossibility of protecting citizens in a free society from those who wish them ill. And, as recent events in Alexandria, Virginia show us, we’re not only talking about extremist muslim jihadists.

The main protagonist in my new novel, Samms, is a senior U.S. Counterterrorism official secretly leading a group killing terrorists who are in the act of killing innocent citizens. She is an unknown CIA, FBI, or U.S. Army (JSOC) senior Director. Who is Samms, and what, if anything, should be done about her and her people?

You will have the opportunity to know soon enough.

See the whole article about DHS Chief Kelly here

Award winning author of contemporary terrorist thriller, mystery, and western novels. Former Berkeley Economics Professor and retired Wall Street Investment Banking Executive.

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