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Presidential Approval: Intense New Political Thriller Gives Vital Insight Into Work & Sacrifices of Nation's Counterterrorist Heroes

Masterfully crafted by Walter Blair, ‘Presidential Approval’ strikes a chord with readers around the world at a time when post-9/11 society faces bold new threats from the Middle East. The novel’s intricate and gripping narrative tells the story of a woman who rejoins the CIA following the death of her husband and children at the hands of Al-Qaeda. While of course a work of fiction, Blair hopes his release will highlight the brevity and dedication of real-world counterterrorist operatives who often give their own lives in the pursuit of justice.


Washington, DC -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/17/2014 -- With recent air strikes in Iraq putting Islamic terrorism back on the radar of the average American, many are turning to related fiction to gain a deeper insight into the threats society faces and what is being done to fight them. While its pertinent timing wasn’t planned, Walter Blair’s ‘Presidential Approval’ is feeding the curiosity of thousands who demand compelling fiction that twists plenty of real-world fact into the fray.

This fast-paced and thought-provoking new novel pulls no punches when paying homage to those willing to give their all, even their lives, to keep every American truly free.


In a post-9/11 world, everyone is on edge, especially those who protect the president of the United States. Despite meticulous security measures, a deadly terrorist attack occurs in front of the White House, leaving the nation in shock and seven high-ranking diplomats dead. While Americans demand justice, Terry Steele, a highly decorated special operative, receives his marching orders from the president to leave for Saudi Arabia to eradicate the alleged assassins.

He has no idea that he and his children will soon lose their lives at the hands of Al-Qaeda. But from tragedy arises his wife, Jennifer, who rejoins the CIA and emerges as the most lethal special operative to have ever donned a dress. Fueled by a desire for revenge, Jennifer and her team continue the fight against terrorists determined to release a weapon of mass destruction. In this political thriller, a stunning CIA operative must outthink the enemy and come up with a solution—even though she always seems to be a step behind.

“Thousands fight for our freedoms on a daily basis and ask for nothing in return. In fact, many never make it home,” admits Blair. “Our novel spans the Middle East, North America and Europe as readers get a vital insight into the life and work of those who keep our flag flying proudly.”

Continuing, “Mystery lovers will revel in Jennifer’s escapades as she seeks justice not just for the nation, but for her own family. Her personal plight drives her missions to seek out those responsible for killing those who were nearest and dearest to her. Nobody is immune from terrorism, so everyone will take something away from this story.”

The author already has a sequel in the works.

“The next installment, titled ‘The Sanction’, sees Jennifer and her team deployed to prevent a disaster that could exceed the ferocity and death-toll of 9/11. It’s so vivid that readers will feel like they’re actually there, alongside Jennifer, working with her. I can’t say too much more at this stage – but be prepared for more in 2015!” he adds.

In the meantime ‘Presidential Approval’ is available now in hardcover, softcover, and eBook at: www.Lulu.com; Barnes and Noble; and Apple ibook

About Walter Blair
Walter Blair practiced law in Washington, D.C. and Maryland, winning significant cases including the landmark immigration case embedded in U.S. v. Paul Russell, cited by the Supreme Court in Padilla v. Kentucky, 2340 S. Ct. 1473 (2010). In that year he began to write fiction and nonfiction books. The author was educated in London, England, then New York where he completed a Bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York at New Paltz. He then completed a Master's Degree and Law Degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. He maintains his permanent residence in the D.C. metropolitan area.