Olympia author highlights heroism in second edition of suspense-filled historical novel

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Author Elpidio Romualdez Lanzaga gives a thrilling twist to a fateful event in American history in his novel, “North Shield 9/11: What If?” The second edition is up for nationwide release this week.

North Shield is an organization of unparalleled defense — a joint venture between Canada and the United States.  It was formed to “prevent any outside hostile threat from air, land and sea.” North Shield also has a secret weapon: ALICE or Artificial Learning Intelligence Communication Equipment. When the tragic events of September 11 are underway, this organization and its secret intelligent communication equipment prove invaluable.

In this fictional account of a fateful day’s alternate history, American heroes of all races and backgrounds rush to the towers to save lives. Directed by the mysterious Alexander Constantine, the mission, Operation ELPIS, is run by diverse, instrumental characters. “North Shield 9/11: What If?” shows that anybody can be a hero and anything is possible with innovation and resolve.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or by visiting barnesandnoble.com or amazon.com.

Lanzaga is a retired Veteran of Foreign War, who was born in Monterey, California. He is a widower, who currently works for Washington State Department of Social and Health Services as an IT technician. Working on his second retirement, Lanzaga enjoys working with his fellow government state employee — still serving with pride, performance and professionalism to the public who needs their service to accommodate their needs.

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