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- behind the book

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

If you’ve read the synopsis, you’ll have a pretty good understanding of most of this already, and I certainly hope you are looking forward to the book release to enjoy the full read and will recommend to others. There will be some additional insight you may wish to glean from this section...

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. 

The central character in this book has built his life around the written word. Through this character’s wealth of knowledge, contacts, and expertise, we reviewed factual based information and provided historical perspective to the fictional based story-line.

By employing a “book within a book” format, and even newer and up-to-the-times “blog withing a book.” I am trying to provide a balance between providing information that you may, or may not, already be aware; and neatly placing it in a format that afforded you the decision on whether to review it or to pass it in order to continue pursuing the fictional story-line.

Most will be familiar with, at least, the headlines that were generated as result of the terrorist activities outlined within the pages of this manuscript. Time, however, has shed additional light and information on those events and the news. In other cases, what appeared to be clear has been clouded by new information than what you may have known or thought at the time.


The use of factual based information and real individuals (as identified as terrorists, whether or not charged/convicted of criminal activity – as allowed for in journalistic precedence through the use of one’s public notoriety) intertwined with fictional characters and events allows for the reader to connect with the potential of, enhanced realism, and/or believability of potential outlined fictional based events of this book.

The global implication of the terrorist communities and impact throughout the world. Inside was past terrorist targets, both those that were successfully translated into terrorist attacks, some that were thwarted, and those that have been hypothesized.

I have also tried to use this media to impart some basic knowledge, wisdom, concepts, theories, and more in an attempt to provide more than just a basic work of fiction. The desire is to provide the readers mind with food for thought in the realms of psychology; theism; modern political environment, in general and in-so-far as terror threats; and more; beyond the concepts and confines of the fictional storyline.


You decide whether or not to follow-up the introduction of these concepts, this information, as a basis for added contemplation or to dismiss it and keep the information in passing as part of the overall entertainment value of this publication.


The political points are suited for discussion around your water-cooler or political party rally.


    Joseph M. Lenard

[Mon. Feb. 6th 2023 update - see too: LIFE AND LIVING page]


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.

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A bit 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​ and (page you are currently on) pages).

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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


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.



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