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This is NOT a book about death, but one about LIFE and those that would deprive you of Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.

Fair warning - many deem this book controversial and upsetting in many places, which it is meant to be. Meant to MAKE PEOPLE THINK! Challenge their own and others intentions, motives, own morality and mortality. -  Joseph M Lenard

NOTE: This section of the website contains additional chapter references and/or links not found in the "INTRODUCTION" section actually printed in the published book... [Mon. Feb. 6th 2023 update - see too: LIFE AND LIVING page]

First, I hope that my writing-style; some think does reflect, somewhat, my love of Math classes over English classes when I was in school; despite my love of the written word, and more-so my love to express my thoughts via my own written words content; does not interfere with your reading enjoyment. However, this is me – this is how I write!

This book is intended for all audiences - young, old, and everywhere in-between; male, female; religious, non-religious; political, non-political. However, it is impossible to address the topic and why they want to kill us without delving into some religious texts and politics. The Torah, the Holy Bible, and the Quran, are all, places there-in, addressed. 

Who I am, and from whence I came? In my opinion, is not an enormously relevant issue in whether you will enjoy this publication. Therefore, beyond just saying I’m old; well, of course, relative to you or not, I was born in the early 1960’s; or at least I sure feel old some days more than others. I am male, in case the name didn’t give it away; and I was born, and raised, and happy to still be in, Wyandotte Michigan; well actually born in hospital next city over; but anyway… this section instead (completely optional for you to read, or not, to still enjoy the book) …

This is a part of the book where might normally see an “About the Author” diatribe. But like you are about to discover this is not your normal book, so there will not be an in-depth ‘my life and background’ dive. I will also share, however, that I am a former Information Technology professional who has always written poems, short-stories; some copyrighted but never published; and even prior a novelette. This book is the culmination of the dream I had and “a calling” I felt to bring this work of combination fact and fiction to the world. If you really, really, really, are interested in knowing all about my life, visit the Terror Strikes website: page.


Also, the world is different today than when I grew up and had the typical interaction with the written and/or movie world; where the book was the book, that was it for your money, and like the movie was the movie, it is no longer the case now. Every movie you buy on DVD or Blue-ray comes with BONUS MATERIALS; like behind the scenes, or scenes that you didn't see in the film, or alternate scenes, or alternate endings, so therefore I thought you deserve to see additional materials... Everything these days is online, in some shape or related form, and therefore an additional part of your experience with this book is an online opportunity to see a brief note about particular chapters or other form of reference material that would relate. So, I'm offering this added FREE ONLINE BONUS OFFER items.

I am telling you all this now; at the beginning of the book, before you get into the nitty-gritty of the story rather than the end; and will share those online links as an aside while you are reading; if you want, or not, your option; and then pick back up the book after your side-trip to the Internet. It is not however necessary for you to do so to enjoy the book (the story is sufficiently complete as-is in this version of the manuscript) this is just an option I offer - again in the sense of this is just not your normal average book experience. Otherwise, if you like the book, and want more, you can come back and revisit this intro to see which supplemental information might still interest you.

Some of this is good to know before delving into the book, the chapters that were skipped or are incomplete in the book so if you choose to you can read them in sequence with the book as you go along. Other items are references to things you may wish to consider reading after you finish the book, but are mentioned as to where, how, why, they relate to a particular chapter.

NOTE: I use the tinyurl link-shortener service in order to make the links more easily remembered and/or navigated, but for the record many/most of these links redirect to "BEFORE IT'S NEWS" aggregator site items of my creation.

First, chapters inspired ILLUSTRATIONS (added bonus to the book) page.

In the "AL ALDIEAYA" chapter reference is made to the war-times notion of "Loose Lips, Sink Ships." See related: The chapter also makes mention of "promote the general welfare!" I do not have a specific piece, though I need to write one (this means, as it says, policies for the GENERAL WELFARE OF ALL, not specific checks to select few) in the near future (keep an eye out for it at - sadly the Before It's News site does not have a "subscribe" option that you could employ to make you aware of each new blog/article that I may post as they come available in real-time. Though I have something semi-related in an old RedState article that I wrote: back in 2009. As well as first mention/reference to THE AMERICAN DREAM - see related:

In “FLASHBACK” chapter notion of “The Enemy of my Enemy” concept was dealt with, but not with direct reference to the phrase (Russia as part of Western Allies in WWII, and as happening at times with the “War on Terror” operations) – more: (let me say up-front though, regarding this link, it is a quick, very brief, admittedly “odd,” drive-by kind of article based upon a social media post - making just a few statements to make the point. It is NOT indicative of most my articles, that are far more detailed analysis of particular subject-matter contained in them. As was the case with Russia during WWII, then an EIGHT DECADES enemy -- see related:

In “LOVE VS FAKE HATE” chapter…
1) The blog referenced there-in:
2) The other mass-slaughter of abortion is mentioned. Related: as well as: and
Life matters! All Lives Matter!
3) Chapter references to modern “WOKEism” (“Political Correctness” on steroids). More on that see afore-mentioned: as well as:

4) Trump's "Good People" speech that is spun examined:
5) "Gaytivism" (aka: "Gaytivists" (and is there really a Gay vs Christian divide)) - see:
and Brandon Straka (a Gay man himself, disillusioned by the Left's "Identity Politics" division and hate) who started the #WALKAWAY (from Democrats hashtag movement):
6) "Red pill" - see: and

In “9/11” chapter, the mention of the United States Judeo/Christian Foundations was/is briefly mentioned but not expounded upon (not an immediate need for historical references this book is dealing with). A related piece you may wish to review, not going much into that, but instead “FEDERALISM” is online as “Federalists and Federalism (of today), nowhere near the same mold as our Founders (of yesteryear) that wrote the Federalist Papers (excerpts of my Sat. September 11, 2021 speech)” is available online at: There is, however, additional links contained within to other (AUDIO) speeches where Kristina Karamo dives deeper into the religious foundations of the nation which in-my-opinion is very worthy of listening to. WaybackMachine archive of the original 9/11 blog in the chapter can be viewed at:

Is Nostradamus' prediction yet to come, could it be an Iranian Nuclear strike on NYC?
A plea for Charitable giving is made in the blog in this chapter, I ask you still consider helping so many Charities that help others regarding so many different needs - see:
See also (fellow ILLUMIFY author): Ann Van Hine - Pieces Falling:

 “COMIC RELIEF” chapter was potentially targeted for elimination and just some of its point(s) relocated to other chapters. However, it did not land up being cut or trimmed, it appears in full in the final publication; including mention/tribute to Jessica Star, Robin Williams, and others (RIP).
Also chapter related:
Plus (AUDIO),, and 2022 discussion addition:
Also, the serious end to the chapter, we are called to act, not just speak: and (part 2)

Lastly, RUSH "Show Don't Tell" tune is mentioned there-in, so if you care to take a musical interlude/break with me here - pop up: (The RUSH video) which, not so coincidentally, is on their PRESTO release (and the rabbit from the hat magic), and a foreshadowing of/to/for "MISDIRECTION" chapter. You may listen to that tune in new light going forward, after you've read all of TERROR STRIKES and all the things interlaced in that song that relate within the pages.

 “LAUGHLIN” (originally titled: “Sin City”) chapter is complete in the published book version too. However, I just wanted to provide link to my article on VEGAS area written back in 2018:

In “YYZ” (which is the airport code for Toronto Ontario Canada (and, yes, the Canadian Rock group title of one of their instrumental tunes)) chapter introduces the notion about twisting of language in today’s “Political Correctness” / “Woke” world. In order to justify policy positions, some try redefine words  or phrases; and sadly at times lie about whole book contents, including Bible (aside from the denominational variations).
Related: and latest being “Fair” addressed in:
The chapter also references another RUSH song "Wish Them Well" (music video at:

In “ATROCITY” chapter deals with war/terror atrocities, but was written before the Putin/Russia invasion of Ukraine –  therefore this is a TERROR STRIKES website only reference -- see related:

In "MISDIRECTION" chapter discussions:
1) The History of misdirection as part of magic and psychology:
2) Constantine and early New Testament mentioned. For further investigation in that regard and the Council at Nicaea - see:
3) Gods of Egypt: and

There was to be a chapter titled “SANDWICH” which I ultimately scrapped for space and the metaphor just didn't develop into the storyline well enough. It is, however, not going to be provided online for viewing as it only contained some brief asides; as you might garner from the chapter title wandered from the topic a bit too far to warrant inclusion, but was to provide further character development that was ultimately moved elsewhere into the manuscript; and other rough notes for the chapter that then was never fully developed.

 “PRECURSOR” was another partially developed chapter, all of which was incorporated into other chapters. Certainly, then no need to share that other than this brief mention. “Precursor” chapter, we hardly knew thee, may you rest-in-peace. Yes, my humor is lame, and this foreshadows something you’ll find in the book. LOL

TERROR HAVENS” was to be an additional chapter. The chapter was going to do a deep-dive into the various terror havens, sympathetic nation-states, various known and even suspected terror camps. Many are even shocked to hear that we still have excursion troops in and out of Somalia, having thought we completely pulled out and were never to return there after the Blackhawk Down incident. I decided on eliminating the long, drawn-out, potentially boring for some, detailing, and leave it to the reader if they want to follow-up on searching out such information via a myriad of authors with strictly NON-FICTION endeavors of such. Plus, a chapter potentially adding another several pages, would have greatly increased this book’s size and cost to you, a situation I preferred to avoid. OR, perhaps, maybe it can appear in a sequel?!?! :)

There was to be a "TYLENOL TERROR" chapter, that was cut for space, about the scare from the 1980's which led to all our modern pills from capsules to caplets trend as well as which led to today's modern safety packaging.

Additional subject-matter related

Joseph M. Lenard on social media (most platforms): @JLenardDetroit (articles:

The "One man's Terrorist is anothers Freedom Fighter dichotomy"

The “War on Terror” like WWII has brought on some unlikely Allies at times.
As was the case with Russia during WWII, then an EIGHT DECADES enemy -- see related:

Fascism in America (or, who are the modern Nazi’s) is briefly mentioned – see: 

Some seem to twist their faith, to fit their political agenda, rather than their faith shaping their politics as should be; or one’s faith is clearly not so “primary” a concern in their life – see:

The warping of language – For Greater Good and more:

and what may or may not have been left out of your Religious texts:

See too my Friends' books...
Patrick Colbeck's (and fellow ILLUMIFY author) Wrestling Gators (draining the Lansing Michigan political swamp):
Bruce Fleury
's (who wrote the FOREWORD for TERROR STRIKES) The Negro Project (Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood slaughter): 
Dr. Zuhdi Jasser's Reform: A Battle For The Soul Of Islam:   
Neil Mammen's Jesus Is Involved In Politics Why Aren't You?
Ed Temple's The Last Terrorists:

U. S. Constitution – 14th Amendment “…nor shall any State deprive any person of life…”  Life matters!  All Lives Matter!

"All that is required for Evil to prevail, is good people do nothing!"
Always FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT - see (also not coincidentally on an album titled ALLIED FORCES):


                     Thank you for visiting, regards

                               Joseph M. Lenard

"All that is required for Evil to prevail, is good people do nothing!"

Always FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT - see (also not coincidentally, as so far as this book goes, on an album titled: ALLIED FORCES): (Evil That's Within - Cryptic Writings:


Honor. Integrity. Patriotism.  --  For some people these are words. For bestselling author Joseph M Lenard, these are the core values that he embodies – every day - deeply engrained in every facet of his life and work.

It is this set of cherished values he brings to life in his latest #1 bestselling historical fiction novel, Terror Strikes. The book has been compared to The Sum of All Fears and Deep Impact. Joseph M. Lenard shred the “creative writing process formulaic methodologies” to create a writing style and literature like no other Author before.

Billed as a book for conservatives, but appropriate for all readers, this extraordinary new book is a stunning achievement, set apart from even the best historical fiction books, as it clearly demonstrates the need for situational awareness and vigilance in a world in which mass shootings and other forms of terrorism have become the norm. Reviewers have called the book "compelling", "historically accurate", and utterly "unique".

Terror Strikes connects the dots of not just foreign terrorists, but those both foreign and domestic that abhor Western culture and their attempts through terror attacks and other more shadowy undermining of our collective freedom to enjoy  our individual lives, liberty, and the personal pursuit of happiness.

Whether you are a staunch conservative, a prepper, or just have concerns about what is happening in American life/society today, Terror Strikes will answer many of the questions you have regarding terrorism, foreign and domestic, and will make for a remarkable reading experience.


MORE about Joseph M. Lenard:


Joseph is very politically active in south-east Michigan. He is a MIGOP Delegate, a member of current MICD12GOP and is the webmaster for the MI 12CDRC as well as the Taylor Republican Club, as also a member of the Wayne-12CDRC and is the editor for its newsletter.


Joseph’s body of works contain copyrighted and published poetry. Joseph has written and recorded music, in the tradition of the Lenard family legacy; though not entirely in the tradition of his father Thaddeus, who was creator/leader of “The Polka Kings” that often toured throughout northeast United States.


​In addition, Joseph has about a dozen copyrighted short-stories including Watchful Eyes (sci-fi), Blue Monday (political thriller), Funhouse of Terror (horror) to his credit, as well as one other novel titled, The Gestapo Kidnap File. Joseph was also winner of CJOM (Windsor Ontario Canada) radio contest in the 1980’s with his radio play “The Adventures of Detective Idle” based upon the Billy Idol song, Eyes without a Face, to which it was paired with.


He resides in Michigan.


Learn more about "Terror Strikes: Coming soon to a City near you!" by reading more on the HOME page or consider reading the special page (see too the​ (page you are currently on) and pages).


Joseph M. Lenard is also the author of HOW TO WRITE A BOOK AND GET IT PUBLISHED.

Have you written some poems? Put them together in a collection.
Have you written some short stories? Put those too in a collection.
How about a novel, do you have a story in you waiting to come out?
Have a collection of blogs? Get them a larger/broader audience!
Advance your career by writing a fiction or non-fiction technical book about your business/industry.
How to Write a Book and Get It Published can/will help you get your writing to the masses.

So if you decided to write a book. Now what do you do?


The life of an author isn’t easy. First, you need to write your book (hard!). Then you need to publish it (even harder!). Finally, you need to promote it (so much harder!).


Stress no more!


In How to Write a Book and Get It Published, Amazon Political Thriller bestselling author Joseph M. Lenard gives you the tools you need to write, publish, and promote your book. Follow along as he shows you

  • How to create an outline that grabs your readers’ attention

  • Keys to character development that wins the hearts of your audience

  • Secrets to creating a book cover that drives customers to buy it

  • Time-saving marketing tips that sell books even while you sleep


Remember, today's top-selling authors were at one time unknowns too. This is your how-to guide to making your publishing dreams come true.


Isn’t it time you published your bestselling book?

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Do you do a Radio Show or Podcast? Would you like to discuss the many issues touched upon in this Book?
Reach out at:
Important questions to be examined
Have Terror Strikes STOPPED during the Wuhan Lockdowns?
Would a national/federal BROKEN WINDOWS policing policy have prevented 9/11?
What are GIJIA? and/or What is a GIJIAS?
What is SCHRODINGER CAT theorem and what does it have to do with this book?
Who was ARETHUSA and what does she have to do with Terrorism today?
How do I avoid metaphors in my book and why? (humor)
What genre is this book, really? (not as simple as you'd assume)
What does HELL MICHIGAN have to do with this book?
more (see discussion points)….

see too: interviews/media.

From the Author

This is NOT a book about death, but one about LIFE (and Living) and of those (foreign and domestic) that would deprive others of that Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.

This book is intended for all audiences - young, old, and everywhere in-between; male, female, not just for macho shoot-em-up, blood and guts, fare; religious, non-religious; political, non-political. However, it is impossible to address the topics and why they want to kill us without delving into some religious texts and politics. The Torah, the Holy Bible, and the Quran, are all addressed. 

Islamic fundamentalists (GIJIAS (Global Islamic Jihadist Interim Army Soldiers)) terrorists - who they are, what they have done, what they are doing, and why they will never be able to be persuaded to stop.

From the Inside Flap

"Terror Strikes - Coming soon to a City near you!" from Joseph M. Lenard who puts the traditional "formulaic writing guidelines" through the shredder for a book like no other about Terrorism and Counter-Strike teams Counter-Terrorism.

Joseph M Lenard and Terror Strikes book affiliated with...
the Authors Show, Buy Michigan Now, Illumify Media / McHenry Press, Kreative Circle, Mammoth Nation, OnlineBookClub, PSI-TV


Terror Strikes - introduction (audio blurb)

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Terror Strikes - #1 Bestseller announcement

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This is NOT a book about death, but one about LIFE (and Living) and of  those (foreign and domestic) that would deprive someone of that Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.

Live your Life, but be aware, be alert, maintain situational awareness.


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

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