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Action/Thriller Details how Terrorists Could Use High-Tech Guidance to Spread Poisons

Monday, October 31, 2016 14:10
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For Immediate Release – October 28, 2016


The action/thriller Fugo by Elizabeth Young shows how a World War II strategy for attacking the US is now dramatically possible and within reach of terrorists.

High resolution cover art and interviews with the publisher and author are available upon request. Review copies are available from the publisher in electronic format upon request.

Primary Contact: Kenneth Tupper, Publisher, Divertir Publishing, 603-809-5093,,

Author Contact:  Elizabeth L. Young, 703-606-9436,


Plot Summary:  In November, 1944, the Japanese began launching unmanned bomb-carrying balloons (Fugo) that were carried east over the Pacific Ocean by the jet stream. The bombs were intended to drop over America and explode, causing forest fires, general panic and deaths. However, without a reliable guidance system, most of the balloons did not reach North America. The US Government suppressed information about the project, and fortunately most of the bombs fell into the ocean or exploded harmlessly. Only six deaths occurred. Japan stopped the launches in 1945.

In her new thriller, Fugo, author Elizabeth Young introduces a terrifying variation on this theme.  This time, a group of terrorists using modern computer technology and the latest GPS guidance systems will try and succeed where the Japanese failed. Hundreds of GPS-guided balloons, launched from boats in the Pacific, carry poisons to be dropped into water supplies and populated areas all over the US.  At first, the terrorists are successful, and it’s up to an unlikely coalition including the President, his National Security Advisor, the Secretaries of Defense for both the US and Russia, and the sister of the terrorist mastermind—herself a recent recruit for the CIA—to find a way to stop one of the deadliest attacks on US soil.  And even while they are trying, the terrorists have another plot in the works…

“Elizabeth Young has followed her first novel Do You See Him Now with another page turning thriller, this time entering the red hot world of Counter-Terrorism. With a tightly woven plot and well drawn characters, it gives readers a glimpse of the deadly plans of those who wish us harm, and the men and women who risk all to keep us safe. Well Done!” —Morris Busby, Former Ambassador-at-Large For Counter-Terrorism

 Fugo is currently available from most major online bookstores as a paperback version, in addition to electronic versions for both the Kindle and Nook.


About Divertir Publishing

Divertir Publishing is an independent publisher located in Salem, NH. Our goal is to provide interesting and entertaining books to the world, as well as to offer new and exciting voices in the writing community the opportunity to publish their work. We seek to combine the knowledge of the established publishing houses with a unique understanding of the desires of the modern market.

We use a combination of digital printing (print-on-demand) and distribution in electronic formats for the majority of our books. We believe the cost savings resulting from the use of these technologies will allow us to publish in niche areas that are not currently served by larger publishers—such as publishing manuscripts by unknown authors, short story collections, and poetry. We will limit the number of books published each year in order to guarantee that each book receives the individual attention required to assure the highest quality product.

About the Author

Elizabeth Young has worked in the telecommunications, aerospace and satellite industries since starting her career in radio in Washington, DC.  She has served in management positions at COMSAT, The Ohio State University, and SITA, the international company providing communications services to the aeronautical industry.  She has held teaching positions at The American University, The Ohio State University, Emerson College and Christopher Newport University.  Her doctoral degree is from Columbia University.  While continuing to consult internationally, she lives in central Virginia.









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