The novel "American Jihad Rising" combines Michael Elliott's love of writing with his intense interest in politics and current events. An award-winning advertising copywriter and commercial broadcast producer, Mr. Elliott spent several years writing movie screenplays via The William Morris Agency. His interest in Islamic-inspired terrorism began when he witnessed the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers from just across the Hudson River in New Jersey. The spark that produced this novel started in 2009 when he became acquainted with military members of the Defense Department's Counter Terrorism Unit headquartered in the Pentagon. The things he learned convinced him the dangers posed by international and domestic terrorism were even greater than he had originally imagined. As he developed the novel's various scenarios, he tested them on a U.S. Army Colonel who had in-depth knowledge of terrorist networks and their plans. He was told his scenarios not only were plausible but likely to unfold in the near future. Mr. Elliott lives in his hometown of Annapolis, MD
War creates unlikely heroes especially when there’s a 40 year gap between battles. A deadly nuclear exchange between Iran and Israel leads to a global conflagration. The event triggers the emergence of thousands of world-wide terror sleeper terror cells that seize the opportunity to create chaos and death in the Western democracies.