They Plotted Revenge Against America by Abe March

About the Author:

Abe F. March is an international business consultant and author, living near Landau, Germany with his wife Gisela. An active retiree, he enjoys hiking and exploring the local vineyards and can also be heard singing with a regional men's choir. Mr. March's career has taken him around the world to work in many areas from his birthplace in the USA to Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

His first book, To Beirut and Back - An American in the Middle East, was published in 2006 and is a memoir of his adventures that took him to Lebanon in the 1970s. Mr. March grew up in York County, Pennsylvania on the family farm, and he served in the USAF from 1957-61. His business career got underway with the computing sciences division of IBM's service bureau where he held positions as manager of administration and operations analyst. He later joined an international cosmetic company where he rapidly achieved top distributor status and was promoted to Vice President of Sales Development and Product Marketing Management, an opportunity which took him throughout the USA and into Canada, Greece, and Germany.

With international experience and an entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. March started his own importing business headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon, for the distribution of cosmetics and toiletries to the Middle East markets. With an ease about him and a talent for developing business relationships, he also functioned as a locator of goods and services sought by Mid-Eastern clients before the civil war in Lebanon destroyed his successful business enterprise. Mr. March returned to the United States to start over, and was soon working on an international level once again. His subsequent work involved Swan Technologies, Inc., a personal computer manufacturer in West Germany, and back to the US to work with Stork NV, supporting a fleet of 1200 Foker Aircraft. He officially retired in 2001.

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About the Book:

An American attack on Baghdad leaves heartbroken and angry survivors. Two different families, one Muslim and one Christian, are wiped out in the 2003 raids and their young adult progeny are determined to avenge the loss of their loved ones. An Israeli Secret Service Agent with a grudge of his own, knows just how to tap into the vulnerabilities that grief leaves, and he organizes the training of select men and woment whose desire for vengeance is strong enouh 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.

As a part of their indoctrination, mission members must have a deep understanding of the causes of conflict in the Middle East. Peering through the darkness of their grief and hatred, 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 unparalleled tragedy.

I was lucky enough to be able to interview the author. Here's what he had to say:

Could you please tell us a little about your book?

It is about a select group of young men and women who desire revenge for acts of terror committed against their families and country. They determine to carry out this revenge on a country that has either engaged in aggression, or supported it. These young men and women are trained to blend into the American society while they organize their act of terror with dire consequences. Romance between the players in this drama affects the outcome of their mission as well as a change in attitudes as the terrorists get to know and understand Americans. The book is based on true events and places. The characters are a work of fiction but the feelings they express in dialogue are real. The book is an eye opener for people not familiar with the ongoing events in the Middle East and the continued struggle for peace.

Did something specific happen to prompt you to write this book?

Yes. It was America’s invasion of Iraq. Having lived and worked in the Middle East, I knew the consequences of this action and that revenge could be part of the overall ramifications. It was not just the ill-conceived assault on Iraq, but it encompassed a much larger problem. I tried to weave the overall dilemma into a story that would bring the root of the problems to the attention of the American public in a realistic manner.

What cause are you most passionate about and why?

I am passionate about peace in the Middle East. I have witnessed the suffering of thousands of displaced people and the horrors of war. The deaths caused by the continued political intransigence for a solution is tragic.

What are you currently working on?

I’m putting the finishing touches on a romance novel where the characters take a Journey into the Past. It is a change of pace from the more serious side of things. Love is certainly a better subject than hate and violence.

Do you have any advice for writers or readers?

Write about something you are familiar with or passionate about. For the reader, it can be a learning experience while at the same time, entertaining.

What do you feel has been your greatest achievement as an author?

To be held in esteem for providing valuable insights about important issues.

What do you feel is your biggest strength?


Biggest weakness?
Being too sensitive about what other people think.

What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?

The book is timely and deals with the threat of terrorism in an unusual manner. Whereas people think of terrorism in terms of explosives or guns, this book deals with a threat far greater and more deadly. It can serve to help find a solution to the threat of terrorism and to be on guard against future acts of terror.

What is the most important lesson you have learned from life so far?

Since my retirement, I’ve had time to reflect on my past. Events caused me to realize that the important things in life are not centered on making money. Everything of value comes from people. Getting to know people and accepting them as they are, giving more attention to those close to me and enjoying what I have, has made my life more worthwhile.


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Dorothy Thompson said...

Wow, I am loving learning about all the new authors on tour today! Great interview, guys!

Becky said...

Great review! I love books that take you on a journey- sounds like such an interesting book. A book that I found as exciting as "They Plotted Revenge Against America" sounds, is Errollynne Peters' latest book, "Cornfield Heiress-" a great story about a business woman who lived an amazing life and then went through the journey of cancer treatments- amazing person. I am heading to the library tomorrow to see if I can find "The Plotted Revenge Against America." It will be great to have something new and exciting to read. Thanks for the great tip!

Cheryl S. said...

Looks like a good book - I love following these blog tours.