The Coalition written by counter-terrorism expert LTG (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin and terrorism expert Kamal Saleem will be released by Post Hill Press on Nov. 11, 2014. The Coalition describes a world where Muslims have succeeded in becoming the majority populace of several European Countries, adding to their dominance in the Middle East. With the spread of radical Islam accelerating and Sharia law as the backdrop, this character-driven novel tells the story of a divided world and two men who epitomize opposite sides of an ideological chasm.
The Coalition is the exciting merger of reality and fiction taken to the next level. The main characters are based on the intricate lives of the authors. The terrorist and counter-terrorist form the basis for this tale bristling with authenticity as they are the living extensions of the men who wrote this book. This story projects where the global war on terror may be in all too near future.
Three-star General (Ret.) William “Jerry” Boykin has experienced it all in his thirty-six-year military career in the United States Army and his work as an ordained minister. Globetrotting with the Delta Force from Vietnam to Iran to Mogadishu, Boykin tracked down warlords, war criminals, despots and dictators. Retired from the Army in Aug. 2007, Boykin was awarded many medals including the Distinguished Service Medal and Purple Heart.
Twenty-year jihad veteran Kamal Saleem has transformed from a seven-year-old terrorist to a born-again Christian and ordained minister. Kamal Saleem attended his first PLO terrorist assault camp in Lebanon, and in that same year he completed his first mission entailing carrying explosives, guns, and ammunition in a rucksack into Israel. Now Kamal Saleem is an American citizen who has consulted with federal law enforcement agencies on terrorism and radical Islam, and now fights for America with the same fierce intensity he once hoped would bring her down.