Author William “Billy” Weber Shares Facts Through Fiction in His New Shocking Novel, “Silent Heroes: Veterans Fight Against Terrorism”

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Government and Media Call War Heroes “GI Jihadists” in New Book

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From author William “Billy” Weber, a prominent lawyer who represented several war veterans, Silent Heroes: Veterans Fight Against Terrorism is a stirring story that brings hard facts into political fiction. More than simply entertaining, it reveals to the public the real life accounts of veterans who, upon returning home, were “greeted by the media who, echoing the Secretary of Defense, calls them ‘GI Jihadists committing terrorist acts while hiding behind the Flag,’” says Weber.

Silent Heroes is a novel based on true facts. The factories are discovered by American troops, many returning home with missing limbs and tragically disfigured bodies. Their stories are not only ignored, their Commanders order them to keep quiet.

The C.I.A. and State Department warn the White House that “the stories told by the soldiers are not true.” Failing to convince the White House, the veterans take action and then return to the United States as “Silent Heroes,” accompanying a single flag-draped coffin. That was when the media greeted them with harsh labels.

Weber’s fictional tale centers on the White House statement: “A band of vigilantes claiming to be U.S. veterans hiding behind the American flag destroyed three medical buildings in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Defense Secretary calls them “GI-Jihadists...” As a group of veterans suspected of stealing top secret documents hires Billy Gottfried, one explosion after another stalls any attempt of discovering the truth.

Gottfried soon realizes he is involved in a greater conspiracy. Colonel Joseph Vecchio, former Air Force covert operative, Dominic Perretti, FBI director of counter terrorism, and Betty O’Grady, topless dancer turned legal assistant, join Gottfried as they all lead the veterans’ fight to convince the White House to drop its stated claims.

In Silent Heroes, Weber creatively presents the facts and asks readers to render their own verdict. Are the veterans really GI Jihadists? Or are they truly Silent Heroes protecting U.S. troops from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other explosives made in the factories?
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About the Author
William “Billy” Weber is a Long Island attorney now living in Florida with his wife, Judy. His book Silent Heroes resulted from representing veterans who lost their jobs at the Watervleit Arsenal, a canon manufacturing facility located in upstate New York. Weber also successfully defended Vietnam veteran John Pradon, the first person arrested under the Rockefeller mandatory life imprisonment drug laws, and Rebecca Bernard, the first Spanish female hired by the Suffolk County Police Department, indicted for sale of heroine and faced mandatory life imprisonment. Weber’s next book, also based on true events, enlists the expertise and contacts of his three lead characters in Silent Heroes.
Silent Heroes * by William “Billy” Weber
Veterans Fight Against Terrorism
Publication Date: January 14, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 336 pages; 978-1-4797-4440-4
Trade Hardback; $22.99; 336 pages; 978-1-4797-4441-1
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