Journalist Tom Ramstack Releases New Book on Boston Marathon Bombings and Lone Wolf Terrorism

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New book says lone wolf terrorism like the Boston Marathon bombings represents a growing dilemma for the United States and its allies.

Boston's Bloody Marathon is available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com

Excerpt: "But before the race was over, few people cared who won or lost. Boston's Patriots Day, a day of festivities to celebrate the American Revolution, was about to become the latest nightmare in America's ongoing war on terrorism."

A new book hit cyberspace and the book lists of Amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com recently that puts the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings into a new perspective.

Called Boston's Bloody Marathon, the book is the most complete account yet of the act of terrorism that killed three persons, made 17 lose limbs and injured more than 260. It also describes the personalities behind the bombings and traces the trial of convicted killer Dzhokhar Tsarnaev through the death sentence.

The book portrays the Boston Marathon bombings not as an isolated event, but as part of a developing pattern of Islamic terrorism that increasingly plays out in the world’s news stories.

In a note to the reader, the author writes, “Although this book focuses on the April 15, 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon, its victims and the prosecution of the prime suspect, it is equally about “lone wolf” terrorists. Lone wolves refer to terrorists who plot their attacks alone, usually with no organization to support them and no official links to violent groups. There is almost no way to know their next target until they strike. U.S. intelligence agencies call them perhaps the biggest terrorist threat to the United States and its allies. They also say the threat is growing as the U.S. military and its allies dismantle the most deadly terrorist organizations, forcing them to turn to lone wolves to continue their violent campaigns.”

The book was written by veteran journalist and Washington, D.C., lawyer Tom Ramstack. He has reported on court cases for much of his three decades career as a journalist as well as defended a few criminal defendants.

He comes into the situation as a witness to a similar event. On July 27, 1996, he stood outside Atlanta’s Centennial Park as a different terrorist bomb ripped into a crowd of people watching a concert during the Summer Olympics.

A Bloody Marathon is Ramstack’s third book. Ramstack is available for interviews on request, either in person, through Skype, by phone or e-mail.

Excerpt: But before the race was over, few people cared who won or lost. Boston’s Patriots Day, a day of festivities to celebrate the American Revolution, was about to become the latest nightmare in America’s ongoing war on terrorism…

“The pungent smell of gunpowder hung in the air while shrapnel, ball bearings and nails littered the streets near the blast sites. Spectators left behind backpacks, cell phones and handmade signs with runners’ names. Doctors at Brigham and Women’s Hospital later treated one patient whose body had been pierced by 12 carpenter’s nails.”

See more at http://www.bostonsbloodymarathon.com

Contact: Tom Ramstack at (202) 479-7240; e-mail: tramstack@aol.com; http://www.bostonsbloodymarathon.com

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