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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 bent on the destruction of the West. It culminates in the streets of New York — minutes before the impending detonation of a fifteen kiloton nuclear bomb. The city’s survival hinges on one man, Commander John Hart, and his ability to ferret out the perpetrators, discern where the weapon is hidden, and disable it before midnight on December 31. Hart must rely on equal measures of brawn, brain, and prayer to stop the cadre of jihadists whose plan has been in the making for sixteen years. Should he fail, the job of healing America’s potentially mortal wound will fall squarely on the shoulders of Dr. Elizabeth Wilkins. It is a job she did not ask for, and hopes never materializes.

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

The story moves along at break-neck pace, leaving the reader expectantly waiting to turn to the next page. I highly recommend this book.
– Paul F. Johnson for Readers’ Favorite

Well-developed main characters and plausible technical details help make a familiar plot fresh in Leifer’s thriller. Fans of Tom Clancy and the TV series 24 will be riveted.
– Publisher’s Weekly/BookLife

The author has created an exceptional story filled with everything that makes a thriller a “thriller.”
– Paul F. Johnson for Readers’ Favorite

This is a great book if what you want is a vigorous, action-packed thriller with lots of suspense, dramatic last-minute acts of courage, and a clearly-defined right and wrong side, with no serious moral qualms or questions to distract.
– Catherine Langrehr for IndieReader

If you’re a reader of thrillers and appreciate stories with everything that goes with them – intrigue, murder, planned destruction and terrorists -then you can’t go wrong with 8 Seconds to Midnight. John Leifer grabs the reader from the first pages and doesn’t let go.
– Paul F. Johnson for Readers’ Favorite
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John Leifer

John Leifer is a senior health care executive, consultant, academic, and writer. He is the author of The Myths of Modern Medicine: The Alarming Truth About American Health Care and After You Hear It’s Cancer: A Guide to the Difficult Journey Ahead.

John is also 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. 

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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.

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