SMITE Episode I: The Nuclear Attack
by: Donald Uttenmacher
SMITE Episode I: The Nuclear Attack is spellbinding fiction teetering on the edge brutal newspaper-headline reality. The story begins in 1983 with the bombing of the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut by a Hezbollah terrorist. In that actual terrorist attack, 241 marines and other military personnel were killed. Frustrated by the lack of retaliation, five army officer candidates form a tight-knit secret organization, whose mission is to seek and destroy international terrorists.
The organization, named SMITE (Secret Military International Terrorist Exterminators), plays a key role when five al Qaeda terrorists from Iran infiltrate the United States with dirty bombs and threaten a nuclear attack in five major cities. With a surprise ending, the reader is left with a keen appreciation of the need for stronger national security, and a better understanding of the serious threat posed by global terrorism. The book offers fiction with a reality base, creating a frightening dichotomy for the reader—the recent past already proved that a terrorist attack can happen and the resultant bloodbath and its attendant records of abuse in-mission has already turned heroics offered by SMITE into political anathema but the lessons of this past says that SMITE (and others like it) should exist and be supported to prevent horrendous violence on a global scale.