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By John Leifer

Thou Shall Not Kill

Fiction

It was a beautiful morning graced by crystal blue skies as Kamal passed through the gate at Sapir Academic College, Israel’s largest public university. Unnoticed, he merged seamlessly into the flow of bodies traversing the campus. At precisely 9:05 a.m. he began to recite his prayers. Two minutes later, he stopped, stared at the heavens, then shouted, “Allah Akbar!” before depressing a detonator.

In a millisecond, scorching hot metal ripped through the flesh of anyone within Kamal’s line of sight. Students dropped mid-stride. Dismembered bodies lined the sidewalks, and blood soaked the grass. Kamal’s headless torso lay amid the dead and dying.

It was merely the first shot in a multi-pronged attack designed to “wipe Israel from the face of the earth.” Its perpetrators included a combined army, 40,000 men strong, of men who would stop at nothing to achieve their objective.

As the attack escalated from an act of terrorism to an existential threat, the words, Never Again echoed in the mind of Israeli prime minister Abraham Rabinovich. It was a promise by Jewish Holocaust survivors to never again be passive in the face of systematic annihilation.

With a single order, Rabinovich was poised to launch weapons capable of incinerating entire cities. Only two things stood in his way: his conscience and Commander John Hart.

Thou Shall Not Kill reads like breaking news from the Jerusalem Post. Based upon exhaustive research into Israeli military history, Israeli doctrine regarding the use of non-traditional weapons, and the current state of threat posed by Israel’s foes, it is not only captivating, but credible. It is the final book in a trilogy featuring the protagonist, Commander John Hart.

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John Leifer

John is an accomplished fiction author – writing thrillers that draw upon his experiences with key governmental agencies and scientists, including serving on a presidential panel led by former national security advisor, Brent Scowcroft. His Commander John Hart thriller trilogy begins with Terminal, a heart-pounding tale of bioterrorism, followed by, 8 Seconds to Midnight, involving nuclear espionage, and concludes with Thou Shall Not Kill…a novel set in Israel.

Leifer is also the author of two successful non-fiction books published by Rowman & Littlefield.

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Thou Shall Not Kill

Fiction

Thou Shall Not Kill reads like breaking news from the Jerusalem Post. Based upon exhaustive research into Israeli military history, Israeli doctrine regarding the use of non-traditional weapons, and the current state of threat posed by Israel’s foes, it is not only captivating, but credible.

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Terminal

Fiction

In this chilling prequel to 8 Seconds to Midnight, the most devastating terrorist attack ever recorded on American soil begins and ends without spilling a single drop of blood.

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8 Seconds to Midnight

Fiction

8 Seconds to Midnight takes the reader on a non-stop thrill-ride that begins with the clandestine transfer of nuclear material from a secure Pakistani military installation thirty miles north of Islamabad to a group of radical Islamists

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After You Hear It’s Cancer

Nonfiction

When your doctor utters the word “cancer”, life changes in an instant. It is a moment when time stands still, a moment laden with anxiety and uncertainty. A new journey is beginning, and it is one for which you are likely ill prepared.

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The Myths of Modern Medicine

Nonfiction

The American health care system is terminally ill. It is astonishingly expensive, remarkably variable in quality, and incapable of stemming the rising tide of chronic illness in our population.

I was completely captivated with the story line from the very first chapter [of Terminal]. John Leifer writes effortlessly and eloquently.
– Amanda Rofe, Readers' Favorites

8 Seconds to Midnight is a thriller packed with energy, action, and suspense, which consistently delivers on the promises of the genre.

– Catherine Langrehr for IndieReader

I think a word to describe After You Hear It's Cancer as a whole would be 'empowering.'

– Health Progress: Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States

Policy makers and industry leaders should read the book [The Myths of Modern Medicine] for Leifer’s big-picture view of the issues

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