New Novel Explores the Mind of a Terrorist and a Killer

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Author James W. Mintz pens new novel about a terrorist plan to attack U. S. soil

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After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, if was often said that Americans were living in a post-9/11 world in which they were more mindful of dangers, more committed to patriotism and freedom, and more reactive to perceived threats. While post 9/11 can refer to a psychological state of mind in American culture, author James W. Mintz was also interested in the psychology of terrorists and killers – an interest which led him to write his new novel Peccant Luther and A Tale Told By A Sleeper (published by Trafford Publishing).

Purchasing nuclear weapons from a starving ex-Soviet army colonel, a Middle Eastern terrorist organization targets the United States. The terrorist group sends five men to smuggle the weapons into the country and strategically position them – those five men are subsequently murdered in order to ensure the plan remains a secret between the dictator and one other man.

Alin Akabur Shaheen is a “sleeper” for the terrorist organization. He is tasked with the mission of using a cell phone to detonate the pre-positioned nuclear weapons. Alin’s actions will, if everything goes according to the plans he and the dictator running the show have orchestrated, leave great swaths of the United States uninhabitable for a quarter of a million years, kill as many Americans as possible and destroy America's source of power – their economy.

Mintz, a veteran who served in the U nited States Navy during the Vietnam War, is intrigued by what he calls the fundamental motives and instability of a politically-motivated killer. “This novel was inspired by the events of 9/11, as well as the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole, the earlier attempt to blow up the World Trade Center and other acts of terrorism against the U.S.”

About the Author
James W. Mintz is a veteran of the United States Navy. He has traveled widely, both inside and outside the service. He holds a Master of Arts degree in creative writing, and is the author of Jesse, a book about the aftermath of the Vietnam War, and Cassandra’s Child, about the mistreatment of young women in American society. He has also written several short stories.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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