Breakthrough Books announces publication of Nowhere Man, a provocative thriller about the dangers of blind patriotism and the illusion of security in post-9/11 America

Jun 25, 2014, 05:05 ET from Breakthrough Books

HOUSTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nowhere Man, a provocative thriller by Doug Williams that examines the dangers of blind patriotism and the illusion of personal and national security in post-9/11 America, has been published by Breakthrough Books.

In the tradition of classic American political thrillers like Seven Days in May, Nowhere Man is the story of Tom Fargo, a former anti-war activist who became the "new face of patriotism" after his estranged father died in the Sept. 11 attack on the Pentagon. When the all-but-announced choice for Secretary of Defense dies in a Saudi plane crash, Tom – now the top aide to the likely Republican nominee for president – is assigned to investigate.

He's instantly plunged into a global conspiracy that will take him from the hidden offices of the Senate to the safe rooms in a Blackwater-type security firm to terrorist strongholds in Europe, the Middle East, and South America. As he peels back layer after layer of deceit and tries to unravel a mystery whose clues don't add up, he'll threaten to expose the people behind a new form of terrorism, one in which the thirst for power trumps the national interest.

Racing against unseen enemies at home and trapped in an international power game whose players will stop at nothing to safeguard their secrets, Tom Fargo will suddenly go from patriot to prey. And in the shattering climax, he'll be forced to face the hard choices that have confronted America since the Twin Towers fell: How far should one man go to protect his country and preserve its values in a world that conspires against both?

Doug Williams is a former journalist and U.S. Senate press secretary. He is president of Fuse 5, a public relations, marketing, training, and media relations firm in Houston, and co-founder of Ransom Note Films, an independent production company,

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