72 Virginsby Avi Perry
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From Israel to Bali, to Germany, to Canada, and finally, to the United States, the players in this international thriller never stop. Although Arik Golan is hoping to retire from the military and marry his fiancée, Rachel Levy, others have different plans for Arik and will stop at nothing to "persuade" him to pursue terrorist Abu Musa and stop him at all costs. This time, the terrorist plans are so diabolical, just the thought of the targets and the weapons to be used are heart-stopping. From one dangerous encounter to another, 72 Virgins is a non-stop thriller. This author knows his stuff and uses his knowledge authoritatively in this brand new, exciting, heart-stopping thriller. You'll never look at terrorism the same way again...
72 Virgins is a novel about Jihad terrorism and the security agencies’ struggle to thwart its stratagem and trounce the perpetrators. Abu Musa is an Islamic Terrorist with an agenda, a ticking bomb inside the US. Arik Golan is an Israeli who tries to bring him down and pull the plug on his terror organization. Stanley Cramer is an FBI agent on a hunting mission, seeking to place both Abu Musa and Arik within his crosshair. The FBI, the Israeli Foreign Intelligence Service—the Mossad, the US-based Iranian clandestine terror network, and the Islamic Jihad fraternity are engaged in a timeless conflict, playing out to a crescendo that comes to a head before the dramatic conclusion.
The book draws on current world events, politics, cultural divisions, international intrigue and religious fanaticism. It is masterly plotted, thrilling, captivating, replete with stealth, and above all, enlightening.
The story offers an ample dose of realism, a cast of intense characters who engage in love, lust, and violence. It portrays the Jihad culture with its rationale and the volcano that breeds an irrational obsession with death. Moreover, it builds on the Jihadists’ motivation for targeting so many innocents and exploiting the victims’ massacre as a stepping-stone to their dream of eternal paradise next to Allah’s throne.
The real question is not whether Jihad terrorists’ plots will ever cease to emerge – there is no chance of that. The question the book seeks to answer is—will the next one be stopped before it’s too late?
72 Virgins is built on the author’s life experiences that combine technology know-how, familiarity with spy craft and human intelligence (HUMINT), understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and history, a great sense of humor, and a talent for writing—all breathe authenticity into the setting.
Although 72 Virgins is a suspense-thriller, focusing on a countdown to a terror attack on US soil, it is, nevertheless, highly instructive. The story and its associated subplots are fiction, but the setting is real, the places where conspiracy is instigated are fictional, even though they're based on genuine events; the characters are deep and distinctive, while at the same time, they embody their unmistakable cultural heritage. Ronald L. Donaghe, Winner of the 2008 Jim Duggins out-standing Mid-Career Novelist Award., characterized it best—"Perry's style and approach, makes for a great, entertaining read, in addition to being suspenseful and intriguing, from start to finish."
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Meet the Author
Dr. Avi Perry grew up among many of the character-types depicted in the story, During the Six-Day-War in 1967, he was called away from his university studies to serve in the Israeli military reserves as an intelligence expert (including behind enemy lines on the Golan Heights). He gained valuable and relevant experience in covert communications technology and a variety of spy craft and methods. That experience became even more relevant during the months and years following the war, where it was put into practice in military and state security applications.
Avi spent the past four decades in the US, first as a Ph.D. student, then as a professor at Northwestern University, as a distinguished staff member and manager at Bell Laboratories, and as a delegate of the US and Lucent Technologies to the ITU—the UN International Standards body in Geneva. Lastly, he was Vice President at NMS Communications, in charge of voice quality technologies.
As a professor at Northwestern University Dr. Perry worked on a research project—a mathematical algorithm designed for solving certain type of optimization problems. The breakthrough algorithm, or a variant of which, is being used today (among many applications) inside Microsoft Excel as part of its optimization module called “Solver”.
In recent years, Dr. Perry has been hosting a popular talk show on Paltalk News Network (PNN), titled "Politically Incorrect Straight Talk with Dr. Avi Perry," where he discusses and analyzes current political, social and economic issues with special emphasis on US politics, Arab-Israeli conflict, Islam, stealth Jihad, and the global economy. In addition to the American and Israeli media, his opinion and analysis have also been sought and broadcasted by al-Jazeera. He has also been (still is) writing a popular political column on a regular basis for The Jerusalem Post newspaper, Premium op-eds section, Israel National News, and various online Magazines.
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