Joe Smiga Achieves Publishing Milestone with Sixth Book in Four Years

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“One Came Back” is the third installment in Smiga’s trilogy that began with his debut novel, “Behind the Lies,” which a state newspaper reviewed as worthy of Tom Clancy

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Prolific fiction and nonfiction author Joe Smiga accomplishes a rare publishing feat upon publishing his sixth novel within four years. Smiga, who debuted in 2009 with Behind the Lies, has penned four more books since then—Tova, A Cowboy’s Vengeance, Gateway to Terror, and What Keeps You Going? Not one to rest on his laurels, Smiga now completes the trilogy he began with his first novel with the releases of his sixth book, titled One Came Back.

“When my first book, Behind the Lies, was published in 2009, I had no idea of writing a sequel to it. Readers encouraged me to write a sequel, and Gateway to Terror was published in 2011,” shares Smiga. “Now, One Came Back is the third book in the series. It is still surprising to me that One Came Back is now my sixth book. Next year, 2014, I will publish the sequel to A Cowboy’s Vengeance due to readers’ requests.”

Hamid, the main character is bent on seeking revenge against the Iranian Imams who sent him and his partner to the United States to create terrorism. After they were successful, the imams had another agent attempt to assassinate them. His partner was killed. While power, greed, revenge, and international intrigue permeate throughout the story, it also carries a touch of romance as Edina falls in love with Hamid along the way.

Smiga has been studying international terrorism for decades. Although largely set in the Middle East, the story encompasses the western hemisphere and the countries of Albania and Iran. It has a consistent theme of terrorism and government manipulation worldwide. The book is a stand-alone but also the third and final installment of the series that all readers—both raving fans and first-timers—can enjoy and learn from.

Worthy of Tom Clancy, as one state newspaper’s review regarded Behind the Lies, One Came Back not only completes Smiga’s trilogy, but also marks his stunning development as a writer. Its depth of characters through feelings and emotions shaped by various events definitely stands out. This is a thrilling fiction which heavily involves the CIA, FBI, and the Mossad in the plot, while carrying a tinge of reality based on Smiga’s own life.

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About the Author
Joe Smiga began contemplating retirement in 2005, after working in the corporate world for 18 years and then owning his own sales business for over 20 years. He began to plan writing his first novel. His first novel, Behind the Lies, is the culmination of his military background before working in the business world and his ideas of how current events could possibly cause a major catastrophe in people’s lives. It was published in May of 2009. His second book, Tova: A Very Special Dog, is a true story which was published in May of 2010. His second novel, “A Cowboy’s Vengeance,” was published in August of 2010. His sequel to Behind the Lies, Gateway to Terror, was released in August of 2011. Smiga’s memoir, What Keeps You Going?, was published in August of 2012. The trilogy to Behind the Lies will be out in June of 2013. Smiga encourages anyone who wishes to tell their story to write. His website is: It hosts all of his books. He also has a blog which posts excerpts from his books and other items at:

One Came Back * by Joe Smiga
Publication Date: April 2, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 220 pages; 978-1-4836-1220-1
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 220 pages; 978-1-4836-1221-8
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-1222-5

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