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April 23, 2010 / theoldsilly

ATTMP Feature Post – Abe March

Any of  you regular Free Spiriters know, in addition to being a writer, an author, and an all around swell guy with the only fault being I am perhaps a bit too modest, I am also an editor. I do freelance, and am also on staff with All Things That Matter Press (ATTMP), where I published my last book, Between the Storm and the Rainbow, and where I will soon be publishing my new novel, Beware the Devil’s Hug.

ATTMP is a group of great people, from the co-owners and founders, multi-published author Phil Harris and his wife, ATTMP’s Editor in Chief Deb Harris, to the growing collection of up and coming new and talented authors. It’s a team/family atmosphere, and we do what we can to help each other out, promoting the publishing house and our fellow authors within the group.

Today I’m putting up this feature on German author, Abe March. If you click on the book cover image below you can read some excerpts from his book.

Abe’s latest release, and this is another one from ATTMP I can personally vouch for the quality of it, having been Ab’s editor, is They Plotted Revenge Against America

Here’s the short synopsis-

They Plotted Revenge Against America

An American attack on Baghdad leaves heartbroken and angry survivors. Two families, one Muslim and one Christian, are wiped out; their young adult progeny are determined to avenge the loss of their loved ones. David Levy, an Israeli Secret Service Agent with a grudge of his own, knows just how to tap into the vulnerabilities that grief leaves, and organizes the training of select individuals whose desire for vengeance is strong enough to consider a deadly covert mission in America. Trainees will learn to blend in, disappear in the multicultural mix of the US and then infest the food and water supply with a deadly flu virus capable of mutating and infecting the human population. The antidote – if it works – will only be revealed under strict demands. Some team members come to realize that they could ultimately be responsible for millions of innocent deaths. Their actions could break the stalemate between the Israelis and Palestinians – or bring on unparalleled tragedy.

Check out this excerpt – page 148

… Now she expected to endure the same fate at the hands of the security police, as she would have expected in Russia.  She bit her lip.  Her face took on a determined look.  No, she would not give them what they want and they would not break her.  Without her knowing it, someone had been sitting in the room observing her.  She was startled when the person said,

“How did you come to know David Levy?”

“Who’s to say I know David Levy?”

“Are you denying it?”

“I simply want to know who is saying that I know him.  And why was I abducted?”

“I’m asking the questions.  You will answer them.”

“I am not required to answer any of your questions.  You have kidnapped me and brought me here by force.  And why must I remain blindfolded.  Are you afraid to show your face?”

“I ask you again, how do you know David Levy?”

“Why do you want to know?”

“You impertinent sow.” He slapped her across the face.  Her head snapped back like whiplash.  The stinging of the slap was nothing compared to the fury she felt.  If only I could get my hands on that person ,he would never slap me again, she thought…

Review by Malcolm R. Campbell for PODBRAM

“Terrorism frightens people because it operates outside the traditional rules of war. It’s hard to combat because the attacks are no longer limited to people wearing military uniforms at well-formed battle lines: they can happen anywhere, at any time, and they may well target people who don’t have any direct knowledge of the peoples and issues involved. Part of the terror is the pervasive feeling that nobody’s safe.

“This is the arena of Abe F. March’s chilling novel They Plotted Revenge Against America. The novel is chilling, not because it’s filled with “just more violence” in the Middle East, but because the story occurs on American soil as survivors of the American attack on Baghdad blend in to mainstream society to personally extract revenge against everyday citizens.

“They Plotted Revenge Against America is a plausible, sobering, intricate and effectively plotted story about a group of well-trained, well-coordinated teams who slip into the U.S. with forged papers and then painstakingly work through a plan that will infect food and water supplies with a deadly virus.

“These team members are not the gun-wielding, grenade-throwing stereotypical terrorists we see in most TV shows and movies. They are everyday people who have suffered personal loss and who want to fight back. Once their mission is complete, they plan, if possible, to go back to their normal lives. As the mission unfolds, they alternate between excitement and doubt while trying to avoid detection, and in the process, they discover while blending into community life, that Americans are not the monsters they expected.

“March’s story tends to humanize both the terrorists and their victims, showing Americans as largely unconcerned and ill-informed about the agendas and issues involved in the long-time conflicts between Israel and its Arab neighbors. On the other hand, the terrorists see themselves not as criminals but as soldiers responding to what they view as acts of war taken against their communities.

“Since the overall mission leader is a double agent working for Israel’s Mossad, group members must not only avoid Homeland Security and other U.S. law enforcement agencies, but the highly effective Israeli intelligence agency as well. This subplot is a nice touch in a book that suggests we’re more vulnerable than we suspect …”


People, this is a good book. I highly recommend it, trust the Old Silly on this one. To get a copy, just click here. For more information on Abe March, click here on his author’s website, and also here on his Amazon profile page.

All right, peeps – let’s show Abe some love in the comments, he’ll be checking in to interact with you all, and hey – check out ATTMP and buy some good books from a rising star pub house in our industry.

Chow gang, blog back in tomorrow for another daily dose of Free Spirit.


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  1. Stanley Berber / Apr 23 2010 5:22 am

    Wow this does sound like a good book. I like the premise and plot. Gonna get me a copy. Thanks for the feature and heads-up, Marv.

  2. Cactus Annie / Apr 23 2010 5:38 am

    Very timely topic for a novel. Loved the excerpt and the review. Got this one on my TBR list, Old Silly.

    Hey Abe … what originally gave you the idea for this book? I’m always curious how authors get their inspiration.

  3. Elizabeth Spann Craig / Apr 23 2010 6:10 am

    Great review and excerpt! Thanks for introducing us to Abe, Marvin. Sounds like a fast-paced read.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  4. Salvatore Buttaci / Apr 23 2010 8:39 am

    The title of Abe’s new book is only the beginning of what looks to be a great book, judging from Abe March’s previous books. A great review!

  5. Alex J. Cavanaugh / Apr 23 2010 8:44 am

    If you recommend it, Marvin, then it has to be good!

  6. L. Diane Wolfe / Apr 23 2010 9:11 am

    That’s a unique premise!

  7. Leeuna / Apr 23 2010 11:18 am

    This one sounds like a winner. It’s a topic to which we can all relate. I’ll put it on my wish list. Great post, Marvin.

  8. Thelma Banks / Apr 23 2010 11:27 am

    Great sounding book. I can see where it should do very well given today’s world situation.

  9. Joyce A. Anthony / Apr 23 2010 3:55 pm

    Now this sounds like a book right up my alley!!! Thanks for introducing us to this author and book, Marvin 🙂

  10. ReformingGeek / Apr 23 2010 4:49 pm

    Great post, Marvin. Thanks for sharing Abe’s work.

  11. tashabud / Apr 23 2010 5:15 pm

    It sounds very interesting. I love international conspiracy, spy, thriller stories. Another book to be added to my wish list.


  12. Mason Canyon / Apr 23 2010 8:49 pm

    Thanks for the introduction. Sounds interesting.

    Thoughts in Progress

  13. Simon Hay / Apr 25 2010 7:33 am

    Cool. Thanks for the review. I love this writing community.

  14. 2 crave wheels / Apr 28 2010 3:47 pm

    yo what is your fb page?

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