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Bestselling Author Thomas M. Kostigen's New Thriller FATWA Released on Kindle

What would you do if an Islamic death threat, or "fatwa," was issued against you? Where would you run? How would you hide?

These are the terrifying questions that launch FATWA, the breathtaking new short story by New York Times bestselling author Thomas M. Kostigen, released today by Tor Books in a Kindle e-book edition. In this electrifyingly imaginative account, Kostigen describes escaping from Iranian assassins who descend upon his Beverly Hills home seeking retribution for the charges he made in his 2012 hardcover, GOLDEN DAWN, about a maniacal ayatollah.

Kostigen's account has him fleeing for his life and going underground with the help of a former Israeli Mossad agent. It's a heart-stopping narrative that will have readers so absorbed that they will want to know where Kostigen is right now. In keeping with his extraordinary novella, Kostigen is tweeting from an undisclosed location under the pseudonym Michael Shea @MSheajourno.

Kostigen's novel, GOLDEN DAWN, received high critical praise from Kirkus Reviews, which urged readers to "Think Da Vinci Code with religious fanatics eager to light off an atomic weapon"; from Publishers Weekly, which called it "a fast-moving thriller with a strong sense of place"; from Jim DeFelice, New York Times best-selling author of American Sniper, which described it as "Dan Brown meets Tom Clancy...a you-are-there tale straight from today's hot zones"; and William Martin, New York Times best-selling author of The Lost Constitution and City of Dreams, who said that GOLDEN DAWN is a "mile-a-minute page turner."

Thomas M. Kostigen co-authored the New York Times bestseller The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving The Planet One Simple Step at a Time. A longtime journalist and former Bloomberg News editor, Kostigen has been reporting from natural wonders and war zones all over the world for almost two decades. Golden Dawn, published in hardcover in 2012, was his first novel.

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