Using American Children as Weapons of Mass Destruction

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What if American children were used as weapons of mass destruction?

Is this the “real” reason behind the disappearing Somali boys from the Twin Cities?

Colin T. Nelson’s new book, “Reprisal,” answers these!!

Small pox was eradicated from the planet it 1979. As a result, no one has been immunized since then and earlier doses have decayed in effectiveness by now. That leaves everyone in the world vulnerable to the disease. After 1979 there were two repositories set up under heavy security to preserve the virus in case of future outbreaks. One was at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta and the other was in Vector, Russia–under questionable security.

When a radical Islamic terrorist group steals samples of the virus from Russia, they need human hosts to carry the disease and infect the defenseless people in the U.S. Led by a brilliant scientist embedded in Minnesota, the release of the plague is about to occur until one of the conspirators murders a Somali boy.

The accused murderer, an avowed terrorist, is charged and appointed a Public Defender. But his lawyer is a progressive American Muslim woman. She hates everything her radical client stands for. As she investigates the case in preparation for trial, she’s entangled in a race against time to save hundreds of children, and the whole community.

When she discovers the man she’s attracted to is the scientist and one of the terrorists, she must try to stop them all and prevent the release of the plague.

One of the themes of the book is religious tolerance; the other is a call to action to mainstream Muslims to speak out against the hijacking of their faith. The author educates the reader what it’s like to be an American citizen and a faithful, moderate Muslim fighting against the popular impression that all Muslims are extremists.

The novel’s release date is September 1, 2010.

Look for it!!

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About Colin Nelson

Colin T. Nelson worked for 40 years as a prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer in Minneapolis. He tried everything from speeding tickets to first degree murder. His writing about the courtroom and the legal system give the reader a "back door" view of what goes on, what's funny, and what's a good story. He has also traveled extensively and includes those locations in his mysteries. Some are set in Southeast Asia, Ecuador,Peru, and South Africa. Readers get a suspenseful tale while learning about new places on the planet. Colin is married, has two adult children, and plays the saxophone in various bands.

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