It took me 24 years to write it.
The origin is when I went to see a friend who worked for Bush I in the White House. I was surprised by the lack of layered security in and around the White House, despite its reputation as the most secure building in the world. (This was 1989 remember.)
My friend suggested I write a white paper of my observations for him to share. I did. Then I got thinking about a novel based on some of those observations. The original novel was written in three weeks. That was the fun part.
The hard part was the rewrite. It took 24 years when I could steal a few hours away here and there.
Given how the jihadis, in a continuation of their 1400-year long war against everyone, just killed that beautiful 8-year old boy Martin Richards, the Chinese grad student Lu Lingzi’s, and Krystle Campbell and Sean Collier, my hope is that the ideas in this book will contribute to the successful rollback of the eternal jihadi threat and their blood-soaked ideology.
I hope it stirs creative and innovative thinking to help preserve civilization from their barbaric onslaught.
Here is a synopsis.
Abdullah, the mastermind behind uniting a dozen of the most lethal terrorist groups in the world to strike at the
in one day, gives instructions to Ferric Mohammed, the American Black Muslim
who has been on his payroll for years. Ferric has hidden behind front
organizations like “The Committee for a Free Palestine” and “Muslim Brotherhood
Association for Economic Development and Freedom.” for two decades to raise and train a
terrorist force of 124,000 to assist in the destruction of United States . America
Together with Shining Path guerrillas, M-19, Japanese, sundry Middle Eastern, and other groups out on the fringe, Abdullah’s years at
and working in the United States
paid off, he was in control of the White House and had the President of the
hostage. United States
The Pentagon is almost totally inoperative. All over the
United States people are quick to find that
those explosions are American icons -- the new World
the Sears Tower,
the , destroyed. TransAmerica Building
The Pentagon is almost totally inoperative. All over the
Abdullah confronts the President and his circle in the White House bunker. He lectures him about the foolishness of supporting a million Jews over one billion Muslims. He shows the President news feeds that show how destructive his coordinated attack on the
has been. He issues his demand that the Jews leave the United States Middle
In a flashback, Adbullah goes to the mountain camps of the M-19 Shining Path. They agree to use their considerable skill at blowing up power plants to shut down
’s energy grid on the day of
the first strike. America
Tom Wosniac, Ph.D. in Greek philosophy and Presidential intelligence aide de camp, visits Joe McKenna, Frank’s father, at the McKenna Orchard. He grills him about his job as a trolley driver in
in the 1940’s and 1950’s.
Joe McKenna’s father drove a trolley line that went right under the White
House, which Tom wants to use to free the President and his staff. Over a
satphone, Joe tells Frank exactly where the tunnel runs. Washington,
Explanation of how Adbullah infiltrated the World Bank, IMF and other financial institutions and used his computer software experts to create serious financial disruptions worldwide the day of the attack. Background of the detailed planning that went into the assault.
Frank and his unit land at Ball’s Bluff across from White’s Ferry above
Potomac, MD and begin to weave down River Road to . They meet stiff resistance from
Adbullah’s army in Georgetown
and on Georgetown K Street.
In coordination with several other Special Forces units, they succeed at
escaping through back alleys to the Dupont
Circle entrance to the tunnels under Americans, a heavily armed people, are taking
individual steps to harass and kill Adbullahs army all over Washington, D.C. . America
Abraham Hershkowitz, Director of B’nai B’rnth, fights a pitched battle with terrorists with weapons stored at their headquarters after the Hunaffi attack. In one of those ironies of history that so entangle American-Israeli relations, it is the fact that B’nai B’rnth purchased German satellite telephones and backup batteries that allows them to transmit minute-by-minute intelligence updates of what was happening in Washington and at other critical assault points to Tel Aviv that are beamed back to any functioning American military and intelligence outposts. Such intelligence is beamed to Paw Paw and Levels West Virginia. It is an essential component of the counterassault Colonel Watson is transmitting to Sgt. McKenna who is now several yards from the President and his captures in air vent A-49 at the White House.
Tom Wosniac coordinates the defense of the CIA that, along with the FBI building on
Pennsylvania Avenue has held against the
initial assault. Tom conceives of a strategy of raiding construction sights for
bulldozers and leading counterassaults behind them, which is how he weaves his
to Langley Dupont Circle
to meet Frank. He informs Frank that Adbullah is a nail biter, and when he
takes his hand off his weapon to bite his fingernails, that is the time to leap
from the air vent to kill him. Frank fights a fierce battle at
and takes his men to the White House. Frank and his men meet another band of
terrorists in the tunnel and waste them. Metro Center
As the American and international media hang on every word Abdullah spits at the President, Frank leaps through the vent in one move, fires his machine gun in a cross cut to neutralize Adbullah and his men, then seals the bunker door. He pushes the President, his family and several high-level White House officials into the vent before making his exit. He booby-traps the vent and listens to it explode three minutes after he leaves with the President.
Frank gets the President to Tom Wosniac and a heavily armed special train at the now-secure Metro Center. Frank signals that the full-scale counterassault can begin. All over America, from New York to the White Sands to Los Angeles, the American military strikes back. Frank, his mission completed, joins a Marine unit on an assault on the Treasury Department and then on the counterassault to retake the White House. The heaviest fighting takes place at the World Bank and IMF, where Iranians, Iraqi’s, Russians, Libyans, Colombians, Peruvians, and Chinese units are especially well entrenched. One Marine counterassault unit discovers the terrorists killed 127 children in the World Bank’s Day Care Center. This news galvanizes the American people.
From the Marmansk Russian naval station, General Kroslov reads the data that is pouring into his office from America. Up to now, he has cooperated with Abdullah, for a price. Now he can see that the tide is turning and he will not regain the power Russia once held vis-à-vis America from this fiasco. He orders his solders to destroy the evidence and to never admit any role in this drama.
After several engagements with the terrorists, Frank suggests to Colonel Watson that they engage in MacArthur’s “Island Hopping” strategy, bypass the main enemy force and concentrate all firepower on vital links in their chain. This move is to minimize American casualties. Central Command accepts Frank’s strategy. Various pitched battles in and around Washington result in American victories.
All across America that day skyscrapers are stormed, subways are rushed, and nuclear power plants are recaptured. Each procedure required a careful combination of aggression and caution. Local police units take the initiative and kill thousands of terrorists in their areas. Although the Space Needle in Seattle, the Sears Tower in Chicago, the World Trade Center in New York, and the TransAmerica Building in San Francisco are all dust, the Kennedy Space Center and some other American treasures hold their own.
After a mission to Siberia to explode the nuclear device the Russian’s had sold Adbullah, Frank returns to Washington, D.C. and shows up at Tom Wosniac’s door. Tom had been reviewing the pluses and minuses of the recent attack with his girlfriend but leaves with Frank to go to the Dubliner restaurant to down the beers they said they would share if they survived. Along the way the muse about the assault, and the lessons learned.
There is a bonus chapter with creative suggestions about how we can rollback the eternal jihadi threat and three poems at the end.