Until three years ago, I had never in my life been on national television, nor had I been on radio but for a few small shows. But when my first political thriller, The Last Jihad, was published in November of 2002, suddenly I found myself interviewed on more than 160 radio and TV programs…The media was intrigued. How could anyone have written a novel that opened with a plane hijacked by radical Islamic terrorists flying a kamikaze attack into an American city—an attack that led to a war between the United Sates and Iraq over terrorism and weapons of mass destruction? How could I have begun the novel nine months before 9/11—and finished it before those events happened for real?”

So begins,