Chilling Reminder of Terrorism’s Constant Threat

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Acclaimed new novel takes readers into a dangerous, hidden world of terrorist activity.

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Osama Bin Laden may have been killed, but terrorism didn’t die with him...

Global terrorism is spearheaded by a pair of unlikely masterminds in The Black Widows (published by iUniverse), the tense new political thriller by Doug Zipes that’s quickly gaining word-of-mouth momentum and rave reviews.

By all outward appearances, the pair of elderly women who run the local bookstore in Chappaqua, a sleepy community about 40 miles north of New York City, don’t have much going on apart from the day-to-day operations at the store. But looks can be deceiving, and things most definitely aren’t always as they seem. Osama Bin Laden may have been killed, but terrorism didn’t die with him; in fact, it’s being kept alive and well by these two seemingly harmless old ladies in the pages of The Black Widows, an iUniverse Star selection.

Posing as Jewish sisters, the women known as Mrs. Ambramowitz and Mrs. Silverman have a much different heritage; hailing from Afghanistan and Palestine respectively, the powerful women maintain control over the Black Widows, a worldwide terrorist organization that seeks not only to bring about the demise of Western culture, but to carry out some personal vendettas as well. Told in rapid-fire succession, find out what happens in this contemporary, realistic new thrill ride.

What readers are saying about The Black Widows:

“Best book I’ve read this year!”

“This is a fast paced suspense novel that keeps you reading all night. The characters are interesting and complex and it kept me guessing until the end. An amazing first novel.”

About the Author
Doug Zipes graduated from Dartmouth College, Harvard Medical School and Duke University Medical Center and has served as president of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society. Currently, he resides in the Indianapolis area and is a distinguished professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. The author of hundreds of published articles and numerous books, Zipes also devotes his time as editor-in-chief of the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Chapters Indigo in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniverse on Twitter.

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