New Thriller by Best Selling Author Investigates Unsolved Mysteries of the Iraq War

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Iraqi war criminals, $1billion in stolen cash, and a government conspiracy. These are the elements of this provocative new thriller.

Thriller Investigates War Mysteries

Though King of Hearts is designed to be an entertaining thriller, Seligson hopes the book will not only put the Iraq War's lingering mysteries to rest, but also shed light on the human costs of fighting there.

Unsolved mysteries of the Iraq War are investigated in new thriller by best selling author Tom Seligson.

Whatever happened to Saddam Hussein’s most feared associates, those whose faces appeared on the U.S. Military’s ‘most wanted’ cards. Though most of the ‘face cards’ have been captured and put to death, two brothers remain on the run. Despite a $1 million reward for each of them, the man known as the King of Hearts, and his brother, labeled the Jack of Hearts, have yet to be captured.

And what became of the $1.5 billion stolen from the Iraq Central Bank at the beginning of the war. “The Government insisted all the money (which was in dollars and euros) was recovered,” said author Tom Seligson. “But, of course, they also claimed Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction would be easy to find.”

Seligson, whose best sellers include “Kidd,” “Stalking,” and “Doubles” explores these mysteries in his new novel King of Hearts. What begins as a murder in a suburban town ends up exposing an international plot linking both mysteries, along with a secret U.S. Government conspiracy behind it all.

Seligson says the inspiration for all his books comes from exploring mysteries that intrigue him. In his last best seller, “Kidd,” he examined whether a treasure buried 400 years ago could be found today. Walt Disney Studios was similarly intrigued: they bought the book as a source for the National Treasure franchise.

King of Hearts also addresses the impact the Iraq War has had on those who fought it. The detective who unravels the mysteries is an Iraq veteran suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. The fellow soldier who assists him is adjusting to the traumatic combat injury that cost her a leg. In the process of working together, they both come to grips with the demons they brought home with them.

In addition to writing novels, Seligson is an accomplished television producer. As an Executive Producer at CBS News Productions, he oversaw the production of more than 300 hours of programs for A&E, History, Discovery, TLC, MTV and all the other cable networks. He has won 3 Emmys, and 3 Emmy nominations.

Though King of Hearts is designed to be an entertaining thriller, Seligson hopes the book will not only put the Iraq War’s lingering mysteries to rest, but also shed light on the human costs of fighting there.

King of Hearts is available through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble Nook and iPad. For review copies or to schedule an interview with the author, contact Susan Farewell.

Contact: Susan Farewell, 203 222-7238

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