-- U.S. Senator, Richard G. Lugar
Former Chair, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
"...a story of this magnitude is mind boggling.... I can't wait to see it on the big screen"
-- Captain Jim L. Willsey
Deep-sea Treasure Hunter,
La Nuestra Senora de Atocha Treasure
"....Deep ocean adventure in the tradition of Clive Cussler."
Charles Pellegrino, New York Times Bestselling Author of the thriller, Dust
I found that this book really stayed with me....The fact that (Thompson) predicted such terrorist attacks gives legitimacy as an expert, and the way that (he) wove the facts with the narrative only added to it.
-- Jeffrey Marks
"...a novel that reads extremely well... marvelous climax.... Bravo!" --Robert Gover,
New York Times Bestselling Author
One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding
-- A Ravaged RMS Titanic At Rest in the North Atlantic
-- Mercenary Treasure Seekers
-- A Terrorist Plan to Bring Democracy to its Knees
Given the terrorist threats both to our homeland and to our citizens abroad...this deep ocean adventure thriller could not be more timely.
Henry H. Shelton
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (Ret.) NOTE: Letter On File Dated September 7, 2001
Craig O. Thompson " ...writes so well! I read OMAR and was hooked.... The way he opens is masterful. There is a sense of the mythic underlying what's to come... in the hands of an author who would excite and intrigue me. I was captured from the beginning. Timothy Holland
Writer/Publisher and Editor,
The Crescent Review
"...Thompson is an authority on terrorism and uses his knowledge to add a frightening, in-the-headlines sense of reality."
Rich Gotshall The Indianapolis Star
"...a literary treasure... with high regard reserved for only those few writers who show brilliance... this work is clearly of this caliber.
The Late Dr. John Maestas
Consultant, Published Author
and Producer of 8 PBS Documentaries
OMAR, by Craig O. Thompson, is a highly professional piece of writing by a first-class writer and storyteller... he has created a suspenseful, mesmerizing thriller... (that) will keep armies of readers up all night racing through the pages
Washington Independent Writers (Ret.),
Former Reader/Editor for New York Publishers
I am impressed by (Thompson's) strength of his storytelling, command of dialogue, and ability to evoke a scene.... The text has been brought to a high finish... to a degree that one does not often see these days. --Joseph Foote,
Past President, WIW
Professional Journalist, Writer, Consultant
and Editor to Multiple White House Administrations and Congress
Mr. Thompson always appreciates constructive comments and views about his writings from readers. --Order today.
From the Publisher
Released one month before the September 11th, 2001 tragedies, "OMAR: A Novel" comes at a time when America--and many other nations--must face the very real possibility of continued horrific terrorist acts and the specter of "NBCRW" (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Radiological Warfare) on their homelands.
With his keen sense of history, a wry sense of humor (Thompson insists we must keep our sense of humor during these trying times), and with his ability to bring stories to life, this author writes of a time when desperate people trade land-mines for loaves of bread; where rockets are bought by terrorists, world-wide, for the cost of surplus metal; when rogue-states obtain nuclear warheads, from the former Soviet Union, for ten cents on the dollar; where the world's deadliest bio-toxins, Enriched Uranium, and Plutonium 239 can be smuggled, undetected, across borders in aerosol cans and lipstick cases...and where jetliners can be turned into despicable weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
Virtually every noted think-tank in America agrees--conservative, liberal, and non-partisan....The question is no longer if terrorist NBCRW attacks will continue to happen in America....The question is only when.
Following the Attack on America, Craig--a terrorism expert--provided live and taped interviews to over 220 radio/TV, newspaper and magazine organizations throughout the world (from Venezuela to New Zealand, London to Vancouver...and most of America).
A regular expert correspondent with WMAL-ABC Talk-Radio, Washington, DC, Mr. Thompson offered suggestions for national preparedness on many national and syndicated broadcasts--with over 75 hours of interviews in the first ten days following Attack on America.
On Monday, September 10, 2001, Thompson was interviewed for 3 hours by Los Angeles' 50,000 watt KFI veteran talk-show host, Lee Klein, on his late-night show that reaches 16 states. As he had done many times before, Craig gave warnings of probabilities for attacks on our homeland...led by Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda suicide bombers. He talked of the high probability for bioterrorism, and the need for massive programs of preparedness with our public health systems. He spoke of a major lack of security in our airports, and within our borders, and with our INS.
During the radio interview a caller said, "We have more of a chance of being attacked by Oakland Raider fans than by terrorists." Thompson remarked that the listener was "...living in the same ether that member of Congress had been living in since the fall of the Soviet Union, thinking we no longer had any enemies."
Author, Craig O. Thompson has created a suspense-filled, fictional premise--based on fact--that lays the reality and issues of terrorism directly in the reader's lap. And it will at once alarm and startle the reader page by page-turning page.
Welcome to the realm of "OMAR: A Novel by Craig O. Thompson.