North Korea, Iran and Al-Qaeda in Nuclear Terror Plot?

A new novel presents a frightening scenario involving nuclear terrorism in the United States perpetrated by Al-Qaeda, with covert asistance from Iran and North Korea.

(PRWEB) July 18, 2005 -- It is the ultimate nightmare scenario for intelligence agencies engaged in the war on terrorism: an alliance, based on shared enemies, between Iran, North Korea and the Al-Qaeda terrorist movement. The objective: provide Al-Qaeda with weapons of mass destruction, so it can launch a devastating nuclear attack on the United States. This frightening prospect is explored in explicit detail in the novel, "King of Bombs," just published.

“Though my novel is a fictional account of a future act of nuclear terrorism, leading experts in the United States have spoken eloquently of the near certitude that an act of nuclear terror will occur on American soil, perhaps within the next few years,” said, Sheldon Filger, the 47 year old author of "King of Bombs." He referred to a recent interview former New Jersey governor Thomas Kean, who chaired the 9/11 Commission, gave to NBC’s “Meet the Press.” When asked if he thought it likely that he would witness a terrorist attack by Al-Qaeda involving the detonation of a nuclear bomb in an American city during his lifetime, Governor Kean said, “I believe that, and we talked to nobody who had studied the issue who didn’t think it was a real possibility.” Al-Qaeda and its leader, Osama bin Laden, are on record regarding their intent to acquire and use nuclear weapons against the United States (quotes from Al-Qaeda related to nuclear terrorism can be found on the author’s website,

The author, Sheldon Filger, resided in New York City on September 11, 2001, and his experiences during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center inspired him to write "King of Bombs." Numerous terrorist attacks by Al-Qaeda since 9/11 provided further stimulus for the author to explore, through his novel, the possibility of nuclear terrorism being initiated by the Islamist terrorist network. The covert nuclear weapons activity by North Korea, and suspected nuclear weapons program being undertaken by Iran, were further backdrops for a plot that many experts have speculated on; countries hostile to the United States providing clandestine assistance to Al-Qaeda in mounting a mass casualty attack on the U.S. involving unconventional weapons. Filger’s novel, "King of Bombs," presents a terrifying scenario, involving the possibilities of a nexus between rogue states, black market nuclear materials and Al-Qaeda, leaving open the potential for a calamity of nightmarish proportions. He currently resides in Winnipeg, Canada, and can be contacted for interviews by phone at 204-786-5845 (cellular 204-799-3605).

Complementary copies of King of Bombs, for review purposes, are available to journalists from the publisher, Authorhouse, by calling 1-888-519-5121, ext. 5244

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