New Novel ‘Soul Witness’ Depicts Grasp of Terrorism in Society

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William C. Costopoulos pens story following suspected terrorist facing trial in court of law

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Terrorism is war in a new form, expanding inexorably into the lives of peaceful citizens worldwide, rendering even mundane activities potentially dangerous

Wanting to expose the grievous consequences that terrorism causes to human life and civil society, author William C. Costopoulos crafts a novel revolving around the depths of morality and justice. “Soul Witness” (published by Xlibris) is about a suspected terrorist who was physically present at five unspeakable acts of terrorism who was finally apprehended and tried in a court of law.

In this captivating tale of terrorism in America, complacency is challenged with the startling reality that these violent acts can actually happen in the United States. Set predominantly in South Central Pennsylvania, Manhattan and Washington, DC—with a side trip to Russia—a marvelous cast of talented and unpredictable characters attempt to unravel a cluster of terrifying events that appear to involve one mysterious individual. The story takes astonishing turns during his apprehension and trial that lead to a provocative, sobering conclusion. The conundrum of free will and origins of good and evil in society are the basis for this imaginative story. Readers will experience how an assemblage of skilled attorneys, judges and other members of the US criminal justice system wrestle with moral, ethical and legal issues surrounding a defendant who defies all known precedents and leaves them powerless to defend or convict.

“Terrorism is war in a new form, expanding inexorably into the lives of peaceful citizens worldwide, rendering even mundane activities potentially dangerous,” author Costopoulos points out. This novel illuminates the dreaded toxin of terrorism and seeks to enlighten readers to pursue battling against it wholeheartedly.

“Soul Witness”
By William C. Costopoulos
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 142 pages | ISBN 9781503558380
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 142 pages | ISBN 9781503558397
E-Book | 142 pages | ISBN 9781503558403
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
William Costopoulos is a political science graduate of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, where he was valedictorian and achieved cum laude status. He received his LLM from Harvard University. Attorney Costopoulos served honorably in the US Army and, early in his career, prosecuted cases as a deputy district attorney in Dauphin County, Harrisburg, Pa. Thereafter, he defended high-profile cases in a career that spanned four decades. He continues to practice law in the firm of Costopoulos, Foster & Fields, located in Lemoyne, Pa.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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