Monday, September 10, 2018
Fmr. NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik Releases 9/11 Novel
As the police commissioner of New York City on September 11, 2001, Bernard Kerik was at Ground Zero before the second plane hit the World Trade Center. Amidst the rubble and horror, he stood firm as a leader for his department and as an example of courage and resilience for the nation. In his fiction debut, The Grave Above the Grave, art imitates life as Kerik unfolds a chilling scenario: the looming threat of another masterfully orchestrated attack on America from a network of radical Islamic terrorists.
The Grave Above the Grave is a gripping tale of how the NYPD and federal authorities may stop the next 9/11. The book has gotten some great reviews, including from Brad Thor and Sylvester Stallone. On the anniversary of 9/11, Bernie would make a great guest on your show to talk about the current terror situation, Pres. Trump’s policies and, of course, his new book.
In The Grave Above the Grave, our hero, NYPD Police Commissioner Rick Raymond, still remembers rushing toward the towers on 9/11, fueled by determination and his duty as commander of the 1st Precinct in Lower Manhattan. He still feels his heart stop at the realization that his wife was on the flight that went down in Shanksville, PA. Now, as police commissioner, he remains committed to protecting the world’s greatest city. But as he’s learned over the eighteen months since his appointment, the job demands balancing law enforcement with playing politics with the mayor... and managing the press.
The plot heats up with a dreaded call: two cops shot, one dead, in Times Square. According to a half-dozen witnesses, the shooter screamed as he opened fire, “Allahu Akbar! God is great!” Leading the chase with his elite team along for the ride, Raymond takes out the suspect with a formidable weapon: his Suburban. Rather than hailed as a hero, the commissioner gets slapped with a Grand Jury investigation, aggravated by an ambitious reporter’s headline: Police Road Rage? While Raymond waits and fumes, investigators find evidence of the dead suspect’s link to something larger and darker than an isolated cop killing spree.
The Grave Above the Grave follows Commissioner Raymond from a search for a connection inside the NYPD into the jolting discovery of organized international terrorist cells. Planned attacks cover a span from Rockefeller Center to Las Vegas. Then, the terrorists target the Commissioner in a way that’s ruthless - and personal. True to his nickname, "the Eagle," Raymond swoops in - with a vengeance. Along with his team and an exceptionally devoted female FBI agent, his allies include a former adversary: a relentless investigative reporter.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bernard Kerik served as the 40th police commissioner of New York City from August 21 to December 31, 2001. Prior to his appointment, he was commissioner of the Department of Corrections, following eight years of service, both uniformed and plainclothes detective, with the New York Police Department. A recipient of the prestigious NYPD Medal of Valor, he is the author of New York Times bestselling memoir The Lost Son: A Life in Pursuit of Justice. A law enforcement insider and frequent media commentator on breaking news, Bernard Kerik has created a suspense-packed thriller that’s timely and terrifyingly real.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 6:38 PM
By Brigitte Gabriel
On that fateful day in 2001, America came together as one united people - not as Republicans, Democrats or Libertarians, but as Americans. Fast forward to 2018... The flag that once flew on every street corner is now considered a hate symbol on college campuses. Athletes who used to break out in tears of pride during the national anthem are now kneeling in protest. Patriotism is seen as hateful. Freedom of speech is being eliminated by the tyranny of tolerance, and police are being targeted by criminals while the mainstream media victimizes the killers.
New York Times best-selling author and Chairman of ACT For America, Brigitte Gabriel has written an important new book, RISE: In Defense of Judeo-Christian Values and Freedom, which is a dire warning to America. In RISE, Brigitte discusses the dangers America is facing today from enemies foreign and domestic; she focuses on these key points and offers solutions to these American problems:
National Security: Of all agencies created after 9/11, the TSA is the one agency that almost all Americans will interact with at some point. Despite their $7.5 billion annual budget, TSA has a whopping 95% failure rate in detecting weapons and fake explosives during airport screening. TSA is now using 793 useless full-body scanners at 157 airports as a part of their continued "We've got you covered" theatre. “The war on terror" has cost every single American approximately $24,000 - that's almost $100,000 for a family of four. If you would have invested that money in a safe S&P 500 index with a conservative 8% return and the power of compounded interest, you would have amassed nearly half a million dollars.
Immigration: [All aspects of immigration - illegal, chain migration and refugee resettlement.] We not only have immigrants we cannot vet, we are lowering our standards to accommodate Third World people who are not assimilating. Dangerous diseases are rising nationwide. As an example, Tuberculosis is exploding in 16 states, the top four being CA, TX, FL and CA with over 500 cases each and most of them are drug resistant. The city of Denver passed an ordinance in 2017 reducing the penalty for public defecation which is a deportable crime. Since Denver has a larger illegal alien population than San Francisco and Philadelphia, the city wanted to make sure to protect its illegals by lowering American standards.
The Leftist-Islamist Coalition: Leftists have been colluding with Islamists on everything from cutting human intelligence to monitoring mosques and blocking the training of counter terrorism agents on signs of Islamic radicalism and smearing their enemies with accusations of "Islamophobia." There are many examples of these relationships such as the one between the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the ACLU; Linda Sarsour, the co-chair of the Women's March, and Planned Parenthood among many others.
The Lamestream Media and Soros: George Soros has spent more than $48 million dollars funding mainstream media outlets since 2003. Soros' tentacles have engulfed more than thirty top mainstream news outlets such as NBC, ABC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Associated Press and others while stretching even further into so-called "media watchdogs."
Out on Sept. 11, RISE contains Gabriel’s most hard-hitting, explosive message yet. It’s not only a warning, but also a rallying cry to unite Americans of all backgrounds in a fight for the survival of the nation, the protection of the Judeo-Christian values upon which it was built, and the preservation of the freedoms on which future generations depend.
Posted by Sandy Frazier at 3:20 PM