Monday, January 23, 2012

Peter Thomas Senese Releases Highly Anticipated Novel CHASING THE CYCLONE As Amazon's Hall Of Fame Book Critics Call Novel The Ultimate Love Story

Peter Thomas Senese Releases Highly Anticipated Novel CHASING THE CYCLONE As Amazon's Hall Of Fame Book Critics Call Novel The Ultimate Love Story

New York & Los Angeles (PRWEB) January 22, 2012

Pacifica TWST and Peter Thomas Senese are pleased to announce the exclusive Amazon E-book release of CHASING THE CYCLONE that is being hailed by numerous Amazon's HALL OF FAME book reviewers and readers everywhere as a fast paced suspense thriller wrapped within the ultimate love story between a father and his son. Inspired by the best-selling author's harrowing experience of racing into the dark and dangerous storms of having a child internationally abducted to the other side of the world, and a father's willingness to stop everything in his life to fight incredible odds to find and reunite with him, critics and readers alike calling CHASING THE CYCLONE by Peter Thomas Senese the ultimate love story that every loving parent should read.

The electrifying novel that darts around the world that has caused more than a few e-book readers to toss their reading device due to Senese's story and ability to enrapture the reader as if they are one with the story's main protagonist, Paul Francesco, has been called by many as a unique novel with potential epic social ramifications. Senese's thriller has been called as a call-to-arms against child abduction, while proceeds from the novel have been used to help build a large pro bono attorney network of lawyers willing to assist parents who have children targeted for abduction, as Peter Thomas Senese has made significant donations to the I CARE Foundation, something he has pledged to continue to do.

CHASING THE CYCLONE is presently available exclusively in E-book on Amazon until February, when the novel will be released worldwide in hardcover. Peter Thomas Senese, who is the founding director of the I CARE Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created to help prevent international child abduction, is donating 100% of his author royalties to the foundation that remarkably reunited 4 different families with their abducted children. Mr. Senese commented, "When I was CHASING THE CYCLONE of child abduction, I made a promise to my God that one day I would come back to this fight, and make a difference for other children and their parents. In donating my royalties to the I CARE Foundation, we were able to help reunite children who were criminally abducted with their families. So in this sense, I suppose, readers of my novels have a direct and measurable way to participate in helping children."

Peter Thomas Senese commented, "CHASING THE CYCLONE is the story of the greatest type of love of all: the love and commitment a parent holds for their child. Imagine having a complete life, filled with all the niceties you can imagine, when suddenly your defenseless child is used in the most unthinkable of schemes intended to cause you great hurt, and is criminally abducted to some unknown place on the other side of the world. Now imagine that the only thing that stands between bringing your child home or having your child lost forever, is you and your willingness to face the ultimate sacrifice. Well, that is what happens when a parent finds themselves CHASING THE CYCLONE of international child abduction.

Amazon's renown HALL OF FAME reviewers are praising Senese's international legal thriller CHASING THE CYCLONE as an electrifying love story fans of high suspense thrillers should read. CHASING THE CYCLONE, presently available exclusively as an E-book on Amazon in E-book, is a heart-pounding story of father's search for his internationally abducted child inspired by the author's own experience chasing the cyclones of abduction.

Amazon Hall of Fame book reviewer Daniel Jolley commented, "Chasing The Cyclone" isn't just a powerful novel; it's a call to arms against a growing epidemic that is tearing lives apart behind the headlines... "Chasing The Cyclone" is much more than just a superb, can't-put-down novel, though; it is a book with a purpose... Peter Thomas Senese has become an outspoken advocate on this issue, and 'Chasing The Cyclone' makes for a clear and profoundly effective call to action. I would go so far as to encourage every loving parent to read this book, as the bond between this father and son is one to be emulated..."

Amazon Hall of Fame book reviewer Harriett Klausner added, "This is an exciting cautionary thriller that grips readers from the onset . . . "Chasing The Cyclone" will shake the audience, this exciting cautionary thriller grips readers from the onset..."

Dr. Grady Harp, a highly respected Amazon Hall Of Fame book reviewer said, "Peter Thomas Senese now opens the windows on the magnitude of these tragedies in his excellent "Chasing The Cyclone"... As if the fast paced energy of this story weren't enough to satisfy the reader, Peter Thomas Senese demonstrates his quality as a writer of distinction on many levels... this impossible to put down book..."

Peter Thomas Senese added, "When I think of CHASING THE CYCLONE, I think of the ultimate and unbowed love a father has for his child. Granted, the circumstances of the story's main character Paul Francesco finds himself in are unthinkable and may make no sense . . . unless of course, you are a parent who knows abduction, thus, this is a legal thriller of immeasurable proportions, however, for me . . . and based upon my own experiences, CHASING THE CYCLONE is the ultimate love story between a parent and their child."

Peter Thomas Senese is also donating all author royalties generated from e-book sales of 'The Den of the Assassin' and 'Cloning Christ' to the I CARE Foundation.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chasing The Cyclone Author Peter Thomas Senese Uses Proceeds From His Novels To Reunite Abducted Children With Their Families: I CARE Foundation Reunites 3 Families

Chasing The Cyclone Author Peter Thomas Senese Uses Proceeds From His Novels To Reunite Abducted Children With Their Families: I CARE Foundation Reunites 3 Families

Los Angeles and New York (PRWEB) January 19, 2012

Best-selling author Peter Thomas Senese is writing with a deep purpose: royalties generated from his critically talked about novels have and will continue to be donated to the I CARE Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization the writer is a director of that was created to help prevent international child abduction. Peter Thomas Senese's resources have been put to great use: over the past week alone the I CARE Foundation was able to orchestrate the return of three abducted children, including a child taken from a cancer fighting mother, a young child taken and detained in war-torn Ivory Coast for the past 8 years, and another child removed from the southwest. Three international thriller E-books by best-selling author, filmmaker, and child advocate Peter Thomas Senese have been the primary financial resource of the I CARE Foundation. Fortunately, top book critics are raving about the writer's geopolitical must read, inspirational thrillers. Peter Thomas Senese's geopolitical novels include CHASING THE CYCLONE, THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN, and CLONING CHRIST written by best-selling geopolitical thriller writer Peter Thomas Senese. All three titles are available in E-book. Chasing The Cyclone will be released in hardcover this February, while both CLONING CHRIST and THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN are presently available in hardcover.

Commented Peter Thomas Senese, "It has been very satisfying to know that the sales generated from my works are protecting children, and potentially saving lives. I am honored to work with my esteemed colleagues, including renown Department of State "Hague Convention Attorney Network" lawyers Patricia Lee and Joel Walter and the brilliant child psychologist, Dr. Alex Gimon, all whom are directors and warriors for targeted children of the foundation."

Amazon's renown HALL OF FAME reviewers are praising Peter Thomas Senese's international legal thriller CHASING THE CYCLONE as an electrifying story fans of high suspense thrillers should read. CHASING THE CYCLONE, presently available exclusively as an E-book on Amazon in E-book, is a heart-pounding story of father's search for his internationally abducted child inspired by the author's own experience chasing the cyclones of abduction.

Amazon Hall of Fame book reviewer Daniel Jolley commented, "Chasing The Cyclone" isn't just a powerful novel; it's a call to arms against a growing epidemic that is tearing lives apart behind the headlines... "Chasing The Cyclone" is much more than just a superb, can't-put-down novel, though; it is a book with a purpose... Peter Thomas Senese has become an outspoken advocate on this issue, and 'Chasing The Cyclone' makes for a clear and profoundly effective call to action. I would go so far as to encourage every loving parent to read this book, as the bond between this father and son is one to be emulated..."

Amazon Hall of Fame book reviewer Harriett Klausner added, . . . "This is an exciting cautionary thriller that grips readers from the onset . . . "Chasing The Cyclone" will shake the audience, this exciting cautionary thriller grips readers from the onset..."

Dr. Grady Harp, a highly respected Amazon Hall Of Fame book reviewer said, "Peter Thomas Senese now opens the windows on the magnitude of these tragedies in his excellent "Chasing The Cyclone"... As if the fast paced energy of this story weren't enough to satisfy the reader, Peter Thomas Senese demonstrates his quality as a writer of distinction on many levels... this impossible to put down book..."

In the wake of recent international events, including Iran's capture of a U.S. drone spy plane by possible cyber-hacking combined with Russia's immediate protective agreement to develop major oil fields in southern Iran, along with the death of North Korea's isolationist dictator, Kim Jong, II, author Peter Thomas Senese is pleased to announce the release of his geopolitical thriller The Den of the Assassin on e-book.

The multi-dimensional plot is set on Wall Street and is based upon historical events that jettison the reader on a thrilling global geopolitical journey into the hidden and unseen worlds that exists within nations that have different global agendas than the United States and the West, including but not limited to China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran. Most concerning, as each nation has become more reliant on one another in our global society, a new level of extraordinary vulnerability to our national security has been created, one perhaps we may not be prepared for. In The Den of the Assassin, believe readers will find the uniquely accurate information on this subject that is carefully weaved through an intricate, entertaining storyline to be quite fascinating - and disturbing.

Amazon Hall of Fame book reviewer Daniel Jolley stated, "This is one seriously good thriller. Billed as "a novel of international finance and espionage," Den of the Assassin is a super-realistic exploration of frightening possibilities, unsurpassed heroism, Lucifer-like evil, and terrorism of the worst kind . . . Peter Thomas Senese does a masterful job traversing the inner hallways of diverse institutions as he slowly brings all of these diverse elements together for a slam-bang climax ... "Peter Thomas Senese displays a wealth of knowledge of geopolitics, espionage, and international finance, describing all the technical intricacies of the story's elements and implications with great attention to detail -without ever letting the pace get bogged down or become confusing to the reader. He also keeps a number of secrets close to the vest, saving them for just the right time in the story . . . Many a writer of thrillers seem to drop the ball somewhere in the middle of their novels, but Peter Thomas Senese's' knowledge of geopolitics, international finance, and 21st century terrorist threats keeps the fires of detailed complexity and story evolution stoked and red-hot for the entire ride. Tyler Boxter is no James Bond, but Den of the Assassin proves to be just as exciting as any 007 caper - and much more realistic."

Cloning Christ, Peter Thomas Senese's theological thriller that asks the question, "What would you do if you held the potential True Cross of Jesus in your hands, and it contained blood and hair strains on it? has had readers from around the world talking about the endless possibilities Senese brings out in his novel that pushes the question of where and how science and faith can co-exist in today's world.

Amazon Hall Of Fame book critic Harriett Klausner commented, "Fans will relish this thriller. The tale is loaded with action yet uses the characters as symbols of mankind similar to a medieval passion play like Everyman. The cast represents the faithful, the disbelievers, the dividers (torn between science and religion) or the selfish. "Cloning Christ" brings the debate of religion vs. science to the forefront in an exciting manner that focuses on the sacredness of life."

Peter Thomas Senese is a child abduction prevention advocate actively engaged in trying to stop international child abduction and human trafficking. He is a director of the I CARE Foundation. 100% of Peter Thomas Senese's royalties earned from the E-book releases of Chasing The Cyclone, The Den of the Assassin, and Cloning Christ will be donated to the I CARE Foundation. He added, "The I CARE Foundation is actively trying to reunite other children who have been internationally abducted with their families. I think my readers have a deep sense of satisfaction knowing that when they purchase one of my novels, they are making a measurable difference in the life of a defenseless child - and that is pretty cool."

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I CARE Foundation Helps Create A Miracle: Family Reunification For Young American Child Living In The Ivory Coast For The Past 8 Years

I am very pleased to share that through the efforts of the I CARE Foundation, a young child was reunited from the Ivory Coast back to the United States and into the loving arms of his father. The foundation put a great deal of work into negotiating the reunion, including working a New Jersey Superior Court sanctioned agreement, and helping to facilitate the travel arrangements necessary for the child to be returned home.

"It is a great day when a child is reunited with their child; however, it is even that much better of a day when the child will be raised under a co-parenting plan by two willing and able parents who love their child. Today is one of those special times." - Peter Thomas Senese


I CARE Foundation Helps Create A Miracle: Family Reunification For Young American Child Living In The Ivory Coast For The Past 8 Years

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ricochet Reviews: Interview with Peter Thomas Senese

I recently did an interview with Ricochet Reviews on my life as a writer and my various books. It was a pretty cool interview. I discussed my published works including CHASING THE CYCLONE, THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN, CLONING CHRIST, WAR ON WALL STREET, IN THEIR WON WORDS, and THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN, along with my upcoming books which include PREDATORS GAMES, QUEST, and THE PRODUCTION. And in between all of this, I shared some of my work advocating for children and literacy. You may want to check it out.

Ricochet Reviews: Interview with Peter Thomas Senese

Friday, January 13, 2012

Highly Anticipated 2012 Thrillers: CHASING THE CYCLONE By Peter Thomas Senese Draws Praise From Top Critics

Highly Anticipated 2012 Thrillers: CHASING THE CYCLONE By Peter Thomas Senese Draws Praise From Top Critics

Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2012

Readers and critics alike are praising Peter Thomas Senese's legal thriller CHASING THE CYCLONE as a heart-pounding international mystery thriller that does so much more than entertain the writer's audience: CHASING THE CYCLONE has been assailed as a call-to-arms against international child abduction, and, an extraordinarily educational book that provides highly useful information for millions of parents each year at risk of having a child abducted.

Best-selling author Peter Thomas Senese's inspirational legal thriller is perhaps one few other writers could have written with such intimacy, familiarity, and depth of understanding: a story of a father doing everything possible to find and reunite with his internationally abducted child that is Peter Thomas Senese'sCHASING THE CYCLONE because it is heavily inspired by the writer's experience chasing into the cyclones of international child abduction. The novel has been released in E-book and will be available in hardcover in the beginning of February wherever books are sold.

In fact, many of Amazon's renown HALL OF FAME reviewers are praising CHASING THE CYCLONE as an electrifying story fans of high suspense must read. CHASING THE CYCLONE is presently available in E-book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in E-book and will be released in hardcover at the end of February, 2012.

Peter Thomas Senese's new book release CHASING THE CYCLONE __title__ ]has caused more than a handful of critics and readers to develop deeply frustrating and angry emotions that they have actually thrown or wanted to throw the author's riveting international legal thriller or their e-book reader against a wall, a door, or through a window. Ordinarily, an author would not have any desire to have a reader's feelings erupt to the point of physical action, unless of course, the storyline is intended to touch the reader's nerve in such a way that they feel the need to physically act.

Inspired by the best-selling author's own experiences racing into the storms of child abduction, Amazon's critics have called "Chasing The Cyclone" 'a Call-To-Arms against this worldwide epidemic and Peter Thomas Senese as a master storyteller'.

Amazon Hall of Fame book reviewer Daniel Jolley commented, "Chasing The Cyclone" isn't just a powerful novel; it's a call to arms against a growing epidemic that is tearing lives apart behind the headlines... "Chasing The Cyclone" is much more than just a superb, can't-put-down novel, though; it is a book with a purpose... Thomas has become an outspoken advocate on this issue, and 'Chasing The Cyclone' makes for a clear and profoundly effective call to action. I would go so far as to encourage every loving parent to read this book, as the bond between this father and son is one to be emulated..."

Amazon Hall of Fame book reviewer Harriett Klausner added, . . . "This is an exciting cautionary thriller that grips readers from the onset . . . "Chasing The Cyclone" will shake the audience, this exciting cautionary thriller grips readers from the onset..."

Dr. Grady Harp, a highly respected Amazon Hall Of Fame book reviewer said, "Peter Thomas Senese now opens the windows on the magnitude of these tragedies in his excellent "Chasing The Cyclone"... As if the fast paced energy of this story weren't enough to satisfy the reader, Peter Thomas Senese demonstrates his quality as a writer of distinction on many levels... this impossible to put down book..."

Additionally, Amazon Top Book Reviewer Shelley Gammon added, "Chasing the Cyclone" is the second book I've read by Peter Thomas Senese, and like "The Den of the Assassin," it's a real page turner... This was a book I could not put down. Senese has a gift in writing a compelling novel that not only keeps the reader engaged, but educates as well."

Added Peter Thomas Senese,"Chasing The Cyclone" is an entertaining book many readers have connected to as it is a serious legal thriller that hits a nerve with our desire to love our children best we can." Peter Thomas Senese is the author of geopolitical thrillers including THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN and CLONING CHRIST.

Peter Thomas Senese's legal thriller is deeply inspired by his own personal experiences of having a child internationally abducted and taken to the other side of the world, as well as the hardship thousands of other targeted parents and children of international abduction face each year. International parental child abduction is a federal crime in most countries, including the United States and Canada.

The author has become an outspoken advocate against international child abduction. Peter Thomas Senese is donating 100% of his author royalties to the I CARE Foundation - a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting prevent international child abduction. Peter Thomas Senese commented, "I am pleased to donate my author royalties to the I CARE Foundation as the organization is dedicated to making a positive difference for children and parents targeted for abduction. In writing and releasing CHASING THE CYCLONE, similar to my other projects I have created that deal with child abduction, it is my hope to educate others of the real issues at hand so that children and targeted parents may be protected."

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Surging Growth Area For Attorneys: Practicing International Child Abduction Law

Surging Growth Area For Attorneys: Practicing International Child Abduction Law

The Department of State's Office of Children's Issues is seeking lawyers interested in participating and assisting parents involved in international family law and child abduction cases to join the "Hague Convention Attorney Network". The Department of State's attorney network offers attorneys the opportunity to assist a child who has been abducted abroad, and offers a mentor program where lawyers with limited experience in the growing field of international family law can be mentored by some of the most skilled international family law attorneys in the nation. According to the I CARE Foundation, the surging growth in the number of international child abductions and prevention cases in the United States, which may reach over 100,000 reported and unreported cases over the next decade has created a substantial need for more trained attorneys in the United States who are familiar with international family law.

(PRWEB) January 11, 2012

The I CARE Foundation is urging lawyers interested in assisting the parents of children who have been internationally parentally abducted or who may be targets of international parental abduction to participate in the Department of State's "Hague Convention Attorney Network". The State Department's attorney network offers lawyers interested in joining the network with significant personal and professional opportunities, including the opportunity to increase their own skill-set and professional practice by being mentored by some of the nation's most experienced lawyers who practice international family law.

Joel S. Walter, an lawyer practicing in New York, a member of the I CARE Foundation, and a member of the Attorney Network said, "Having been involved in complex federal litigation cases for 40 years, I have to say that participating in the Department of State's "Hague Convention Attorney Network" has been extremely rewarding on a personal level because I am able to assist children who really need help. But there is another side to this for attorneys who practice or are interested in family law, and that is that the knowledge and experience you may gain by participating in the Department of State's attorney network is priceless. And for all lawyers, but particularly young lawyers starting out in their career, becoming an expert in an area is critical. As international abductions continue to rise to unthinkable numbers, there is a great need for skilled lawyers. How can an attorney gain this much needed experience? By participating in the "Hague Convention Attorney Network."

Unquestionably, international family law and the need for skilled and educated attorneys familiar with this area is growing substantially. In fact, there are over 1,640 'reported' cases of International Parental Child Abduction originating from the United States according to the last published report issued from the Department of State to Congress. This number has nearly tripled since 2006 according to a recent report issued by the Government Accountability Office's ("GAO") recommendation to create a airline screening list for American citizens considered by the courts to be high-risk child abductors. According to the recently published resource guide "The World Turned Upside Down" written by Peter Thomas Senese and Carolyn Vlk, the growth rate of international abduction is conservatively estimated to be at 20% per year. According to the publication, from 2009 to 2020, if growth rates continue there will be over 50,000 American children criminally abducted abroad. The same publication, as cited in the special report titled 'Crisis In America' cites that it is estimated that there could be between 50,000 and 75,000 unreported cased of international child abduction originating from the United States during the same period. Furthermore, the number of incoming cases originating from a foreign country to the United States has also increased at rates similar to outbound cases.

The anticipated case load does not include or forecast litigation involving international child abduction prevention litigation. I CARE Foundation director Peter Thomas Senese commented, "The number of international child abduction prevention cases that the foundation is involved with are significant and represent more cases than actual abduction cases - which on its own account are substantial and growing. Unquestionably, this is a growing field of law and there appears to be a shortage of qualified attorneys practicing in this arena I think primarily because society as a whole does not realize their is a severe epidemic before us."

The Office of Children's Issues in the U.S. Department of State serves as the U.S. Central Authority for the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the "Convention"). The International Child Abduction Remedies Act ("ICARA"), establishes procedures for litigating Convention cases in the U.S. The U.S. Central Authority has numerous functions including facilitating the institution of judicial proceedings in the U.S. "with a view to obtaining the return of the child and, in a proper case, to make arrangements for organizing or securing the effective exercise of rights of access." In April of 2008, the U.S.Central Authority assumed the responsibility for all incoming cases, and overseeing a network of volunteer attorneys.

The "Attorney Network" provides critical assistance. Lawyers that join the "Attorney Network" are asked to consider taking Hague Convention return and access cases on a pro bono or reduced fee basis. There is never an obligation to take a case, and legal fees and expenses may be recoverable under the Convention's Article 26 and the implementing statute (42.U.S.C 11607), and under state law when state law remedies are pursued (e.g., UCCJEA). In addition, lawyers with and without Hague experience are welcome to join the Attorney Network, as the Attorney Network offers a host of information and mentor programs. In addition to incoming cases of abduction, attorneys can also represent parents in abduction prevention cases and outgoing abduction cases.

Patricia M. Lee, a Florida attorney practicing in the area of parental child abduction and a member of the I CARE Foundation states, “I feel privileged to have been a referral attorney for the implementing agency for many years of my private practice. The trauma experienced by victimized children and parents when faced with a child abduction, especially in the international arena, is overwhelming, primarily due to the lack of experienced attorneys, but also, due to the great financial burden, and cultural and language barriers. When they have nowhere else to turn and are so desperate, being able to help these people has been a rewarding experience personally, as well as professionally. It is worth every hour I have spent climbing the learning curve in this little known area of the law. OCI has always been responsive and helpful in the practicalities of dealing with clients living abroad, and the network of mentor attorneys available across the U.S., nothing short of a wealth of information and assistance. My experience in taking these cases has been humbling, to say the least, as I have seen the very best of my profession, which is too often the object of jokes and derision. I would encourage any attorney to join the Attorney Network.”

If you are a lawyer interested in finding out more about the Hague Convention Attorney Network, visit http://www.travel.state.gov/childabduction and click “For Attorneys & Judges,” or write to HagueConventionAttorneyNetwork(at)state(dot)gov. To learn more about international parental child abduction please visit http://www.travel.state.gov/abduction. To receive an application to join the Attorney Network, please visit http://travel.state.gov/pdf/AttorneyNetworkFlyer.pdf.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

U.S. International Child Abduction Rate More Serious Than Anticipated

U.S. International Child Abduction Rate More Serious Than Anticipated

According to a recent study by the I CARE Foundation, international child abduction rates are significantly higher than what is commonly projected due to a failure to include the extensive number of unreported cases of abduction connected to undocumented residents failing to report cases of international parental child abduction.

(PRWEB) January 10, 2012

According to Peter Thomas Senese and the I CARE Foundation's recently published resource guide on international child abduction titled 'The World Turned Upside Down,' the total number of 'unreported' cases of international child abduction in the United States is surging at levels forecasted to be equal to or greater than the total number of 'reported' cases due to a lack of knowledge by undocumented residents living in the United States and due to limited understanding by family lawyer practitioners that legal remedies exist under the Hague Convention that can enable for the return of a child. As international child abduction grows to epidemic proportions, the I CARE Foundation seeks lawyers to join the Department of State's "Hague Convention Attorney Network".

Many undocumented residents living in the United States who have had their child abducted abroad do not realize they have legal rights under the Hague Convention or are hesitant to turn to OC I for assistance, though OCI is willing and able to assist them under rules of The Hague Convention.

Due to limited understanding by undocumented residents living in the United States, along with attorneys practicing family law who are unfamiliar with the provisions of The Hague Convention and a child's habitual residency, the majority of targeted undocumented parents of abduction are never reunited with their abducted child due to their failure to file a Hague Convention case with the Department of State. Prevalent amongst unreported abduction are cases of abduction occurring on American soil by undocumented residents who originate from Mexico, South and Central America.

St. Petersburg, Florida Attorney Patricia Lee, a Director of the I CARE Foundation and a member of the Department of State's "Hague Convention Attorney Network" commented, "It is the clear policy of the United States’ implementing agency for the Hague Convention to assist parents victimized by child abduction, regardless of their residency status. It is shocking and heartbreaking to know that any parent would feel they could not avail themselves of what may be the only help available to them to reunite with their children across international borders, out of fear of personal retaliation. In this time of such criticism of our government, I am very proud to know that our State Department’s Office of Children’s Issues takes such a position. They maintain lists of referral attorneys, many of whom are willing to assist victimized parents on a reduced fee or pro bono basis. The office also maintains lists of knowledgeable mentor attorneys, and experienced staff in all areas of child abduction and abduction prevention. They are a wealth of information and assistance to victimized parents, including in obtaining assistance in other countries. Anything we can do to get the word out to legal professionals and every victimized parent, regardless of national origin or residency status, is crucial to staunch the flow of these cases worldwide. Critically, undocumented residents in the United States need to know that if their child is abducted abroad, both they and their child have legal remedy available to them - and it starts with the State Department's Office of Children's Issues”

Gloria Nyberg, born in Bogota, Columbia, a member of I CARE's Advisory Board, and a child advocate with a long and esteemed history of reuniting children who have been particularly abducted to South and Central America, said, "Over 20 years ago, when I first became aware of the incredible amount of children taken by parents and strangers out of the United States, many of them to never been seeing again by the families, I decided to help and bring some remedy to the problem. I have worked successfully with the Mexican and other Latin American countries' governments in particular, assuring the undocumented community living in the United States that the government will cooperate with them and try to protect and return their children regardless of their legal residency status. Personally, I never had or even heard of a deportation due to reporting a child missing. In my many years of experience in these area, and having helped to bring over 60 children back to their custodial parent, I have always found the United States governmental agencies have cooperated extremely cooperative regardless of immigration status. Undocumented residents need to know that they can turn to the OCI for assistance because the individuals are there to truly help them and their abducted children."

A highly informative report compiled by the renowned Washington based Pew Hispanic Center reports that most immigrant groups are comprised of young families. The likelihood that a child will be born while the parents are present in the U.S. is high. Prior to 2007, data collected on parents of children under 18 only identified one parent, and a second parent could only be identified if they were married to the first parent. Currently, a second parent identifier is considered whether or not the parents are married to each other.

In 2008, 22% of all children in the United States had at least one foreign-born parent. According to the Center for Immigration Studies in its March 2007 analysis, immigrants and their U.S. born children under age 18, as a share of population is as follows:

California - 37.9%,
Los Angles County - 50%,
New York State - 27.9%,
New York City - 46.7%
Florida - 27.9%.

Although 31.3% of all immigrants originate from Mexico, other countries have significant entry numbers as well. Included in the March 2007 Current Population Survey (CPS) were statistics indicating that 17.6% of all immigrants were from East/Southeast Asia, 12.5% from Europe, 5.5% from South Asia, 3.5% from the Middle East, and Canada at 1.9%.

In 2007 CPS, it was estimated that of the approximately 37.9 million immigrants present in the U.S., nearly 1 in 3 immigrants were present illegally.

In regards to children born to illegal immigrants, in the five-year period from 2003 to 2008, that number rose from 2.7 million to 4 million. The report published by the Pew Hispanic Centers reported that nationally the children of illegal immigrants now comprise 1 in 15 elementary and secondary students in the U.S. In Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Texas more than 1 in every 10 students in those states are the children of illegal immigrants.

One of the most recent Department of State reports to Congress reports that over 1,640 American children abducted abroad. In addition, a recent Government Accountability Office report cites that the number of reported international child abduction cases nearly tripled from 2006 to 2009. According to the published findings cited in Peter Thomas Senese and Carolyn Ann Vlk's 'The World Turned Upside Down', if current growth projections occur, over 50,000 American children will be 'reported' abducted internationally from now until 2020. This number is expected to be mirrored by the number of 'unreported' cases.

New York attorney Joel S. Walter, a Director of the I CARE Foundation, stated, "It is unfortunate that children who have habitual residency in the United States and are the offspring of undocumented residents are internationally abducted without the targeted parent knowing that they and their children have rights under the Hague Convention and that the Office of Childrens Issues is there to assist them. Part of the I CARE Foundation's mission is to help educate this community and potentially attorneys who may be of assistance to them."

For more information, the I CARE Foundation urges all parents, including documented and undocumented residents, who have had a child of habitual residency living in the United States, to contact the Department of State's Office of Children's Issues Outreach Division for further information. Lawyers representing undocumented parents or who are interested in finding out more information, including those considering joining the "Hague Convention Attorney Network" are also urged to contact OCI.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Book Critics are Praising Best-Selling Author Peter Thomas Senese's 'Chasing The Cyclone' - Renowned Author Fights Against International Child Abduction

Book Critics are Praising Best-Selling Author Peter Thomas Senese's 'Chasing The Cyclone' - Renowned Author Fights Against International Child Abduction

Chasing The Cyclone, Peter Thomas Senese's deeply inspired novel that critics are praising which is now available in E-book and soon to be released in hardcover, depicts the story of a father who had to Chase the Cyclone of international abduction. The author has become an outspoken child abduction prevention advocate, and has assisted numerous children and parents prevent against abduction or reunite with their children. 100% of Peter Thomas Senese's royalties earned off sales from Chasing The Cyclone are being donated to the I CARE Foundation, a non-profit organization established to help prevent international child abduction.

(PRWEB) January 08, 2012

Imagine having your child internationally abducted abroad, disappearing in a sea of billions of faces. Now Imagine that the only help you're going to get trying to locate your child rests solely on your own shoulders. Best-selling author Peter Thomas Senese, who unexpectedly became a parent Chasing The Cyclone of international child abduction is pleased to announce the release of his deeply inspired Chasing The Cyclone, a novel about a father's global journey into the unthinkable world of child abduction critics and readers everywhere are praising as a thrilling, can't-put-down book with a purpose. Chasing The Cyclone is now available in E-book, and will be released in hardcover later this month wherever books are sold.

The Examiner, in its review of Peter Thomas Senese's "Chasing The Cyclone" stated that the novel, "Very well change the way you look at life, child custody, and interactions with your child's other parent. I cannot endorse this book strongly enough." Amazon top book reviewer Daniel Jolley supported the Examiner's statement when the renown book critic said, "I would go so far as to encourage every loving parent to read this book." Similar sentiments have been shared by some of Amazon's top book reviewers, Peter Thomas Senese's novel "Chasing The Cyclone" is a masterful, high-octane international legal thriller that enraptures readers into the dark and unthinkable world of global parental child abduction.

Inspired by the best-selling author's own experiences racing into the storms of child abduction, Amazon's critics have called "Chasing The Cyclone" 'a Call-To-Arms against this worldwide epidemic and Peter Thomas Senese as a master storyteller.' "Chasing The Cyclone" is now available via E-book from online merchants, and will be available in hardcover wherever books are sold in the beginning of 2012.

Peter Thomas Senese commented, "Chasing The Cyclone is many things. The storyline of what occurs for children and targeted parents of international abduction is in itself, a very tense, thrilling, and insane plot that unfortunately many real-life parents of abduction can relate to. However, throughout the unthinkable, there are in fact many important issues covered that impacts tens of millions of people each year. I am humbled and satisfied that reviewers of 'Chasing The Cyclone' have enjoyed and embraced this story. It means a great deal to me."

Top critics and reviewers have praised Peter Thomas Senese' "Chasing The Cyclone."

..."Chasing The Cyclone" isn't just a powerful novel; it's a call to arms against a growing epidemic that is tearing lives apart behind the headlines... "Chasing The Cyclone" is much more than just a superb, can't-put-down novel, though; it is a book with a purpose... Thomas has become an outspoken advocate on this issue, and 'Chasing The Cyclone' makes for a clear and profoundly effective call to action. I would go so far as to encourage every loving parent to read this book, as the bond between this father and son is one to be emulated... (Amazon top book reviewer Daniel Jolley)

..."Chasing The Cyclone" will shake the audience, this exciting cautionary thriller grips readers from the onset... (Amazon top book reviewer Harriet Klausner)

...Peter Thomas Senese now opens the windows on the magnitude of these tragedies in his excellent "Chasing The Cyclone"... As if the fast paced energy of this story weren't enough to satisfy the reader, Peter Thomas demonstrates his quality as a writer of distinction on many levels... this impossible to put down book... (Amazon top book reviewer Dr. Grady Harp)

...Chasing the Cyclone" is the second book I've read by Peter Thomas Senese, and like "The Den of the Assassin," it's a real page turner... This was a book I could not put down. Thomas has a gift in writing a compelling novel that not only keeps the reader engaged, but educates as well. (Amazon top book reviewer Shelley Gammon)

. . . I highly recommend Chasing the Cyclone as a must-read. You will not be able to put it down. It may very well change the way you look at life, child custody, and interactions with your child's other parent. I cannot endorse this book strongly enough. . . (The Examiner)

Added Peter Thomas Senese, "Chasing The Cyclone" is an entertaining book many readers have connected to as it is a serious legal thriller that hits a nerve with our desire to love our children best we can. Knowing first-hand what it is like to have this type of horror enter your life, I have tried to make a difference for other parents. Part of that is donating 100% of my royalties to the I CARE Foundation."

Patricia Lee, a highly respected international family law attorney practicing international child abduction for nearly 20 years and a Director of the I CARE Foundation (International Parental Child Abduction Research and Enlightenment Foundation) stated, "I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Senese first, not as an acclaimed fiction writer, but as a dedicated child advocate helping victimized parents work through the morass of financial, legal and practical issues in their attempts to reunify with their children.I am humbled by his fierce dedication and support to the I CARE foundation, which portends to be a milestone in the State Department’s efforts to recruit and train lawyers in this area of the law in order to better serve targeted children and parents, while also educating an uneducated judiciary. Thank you, Peter for all of your impactful dedication."

To learn more about Peter Thomas Senese, please visit the author's official website.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Peter Thomas Senese's Wall Street Financial Thriller THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN Depicts World Of Financial, Cyber, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism Now Available in E-Book

Peter Thomas Senese's Wall Street Financial Thriller THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN Depicts World Of Financial, Cyber, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism Now Available in E-Book

Best-selling geopolitical novelist is pleased to announce that his international financial thriller THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN is now available in e-book. Senese's historical fiction novel brings the reader into a realistic world where countries use America's financial system for its own demise. Critics have praised THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN as a highly entertaining thriller that educates the reader about the realities of our post 9-11 world.

New York (PRWEB) January 06, 2012

Peter Thomas Senese's historical fiction E-book THE DEN OF THE ASSASSINnow available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for Kindle and Nook E-readers catapults the reader into the dark world of terrorism, where war mongers and traders of fear and evil seek to destroy the West's way of living and ideology through chemical, biological, and cyber-warfare.

The Den of the Assassin tells a story of how countries including Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran - seek a new world order that would alter America's presence on the global stage. Senese's compelling geopolitical thriller suggests there is no better way to shift the balance of power than to use a nation's own technological innovations and warfare capability against it by taking control of computer systems that control its infrastructure or military capacity and using that capability against itself.

Peter Thomas Senese commented, "In the wake of Iran's alleged cyber hijacking of a top-secret American drone spy aircraft, the realities of America and the West's vulnerabilities were highlighted, as the subject matter presented in THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN that much more of our reality. In fact, Iran's recent possession of the American drone spy plane presents a conundrum regardless if cyber-espionage was used or not. Obviously, if Iran, with Russia's assistance, was able to take possession of an in-flight military aircraft from a remote location, which is what Iran appears to be claiming, then they have sent a very dangerous message to the United States and our allies that America and our allies are not the only nations capable of cyber-deployment as perhaps demonstrated during the recent destruction of Iran's nuclear power plant that supposedly was destoryed via cyber means at the hands of Isreal with the assistance of the United States. This very issue is the basis of the 'what if's' presented in THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN.

"Clearly nations such as Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea are racing to the cyber-and biological warfare battlefront. In a world of cyber-warfare, is it conceivable that a nation's own weaponry could be used against itself? Absolutely. Is our existing electronic highway vulnerable to cyber-terrorism and cyber-warfare? Absolutely. And all of this - the balance of power in today's moodier world, with Russia, and Iran and China - and the concern of biological, chemical, and cyber-warfare is THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN."

Critics have praised Peter Thomas Senese's THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN.

Renowned critic Daniel Jolley said of "The Den of the Assassin," "This is one seriously good thriller. Billed as "a novel of international finance and espionage," Den of the Assassin is a super-realistic exploration of frightening possibilities, unsurpassed heroism, Lucifer-like evil, and terrorism of the worst kind ... Peter Thomas Senese displays a wealth of knowledge of geopolitics, espionage, and international finance, describing all the technical intricacies of the story's elements and implications with great attention to detail -without ever letting the pace get bogged down or become confusing to the reader. He also keeps a number of secrets close to the vest, saving them for just the right time in the story. This serves to make the book thoroughly believable and increasingly suspenseful. There's no shortage of action here . . . Many a writer of thrillers seem to drop the ball somewhere in the middle of their novels, but Peter Thomas Senese's knowledge of geopolitics, international finance, and 21st century terrorist threats keeps the fires of detailed complexity and story evolution stoked and red-hot for the entire ride. Tyler Boxter is no James Bond, but "The Den of the Assassin" proves to be just as exciting as any 007 caper - and much more realistic."

Peter Thomas Senese is pleased to announce that he is donating 100% of all royalties earned from the E-book sales of THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN to the I CARE Foundation, a non-profit organization established to help stop criminal international child abduction. The author's deeply personal novel of a father's unending love for and search for his internationally abducted son titled CHASING THE CYCLONE is presently available exclusively on E-book at Amazon (hardcover to be released worldwide in January, 2011). For more information of best-selling author Peter Thomas Senese, please visit the official website of Peter Thomas Senese.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Best-Selling Author Peter Thomas Senese Releases Legal Thriller Inspired By HIs Experience CHASING THE CYCLONE Of International Child Abduction That Critics Are Praising

Best-Selling Author Peter Thomas Senese Releases Legal Thriller Inspired By HIs Experience CHASING THE CYCLONE Of International Child Abduction That Critics Are Praising

Best-selling author Peter Thomas Senese was unexpectedly forced to race into the nightmare known as international child abduction several years ago. Drawing from a tragic experience that took him to the other side of the world, the geopolitical writer who was thrust into a real-life international legal high-stakes thriller, has written a rare novel that few writers possibly could in the gripping story of a father's unbowed love for his abducted son, and his desire to find and reunite with him.

New York & Los Angeles (PRWEB) January 05, 2012

Best-selling author Peter Thomas Senese has written an inspirational legal thriller that perhaps few other writers could have written with such intimacy, familiarity, and depth of understanding: a story of a father doing everything possible to find and reunite with his internationally abducted child that is Peter Thomas Senese'sCHASING THE CYCLONE which is heavily inspired by the writer's experience chasing into the cyclones of international child abduction.

Peter Thomas Senese commented, "CHASING THE CYCLONE is story many readers are connecting with. Unquestionably, it is a legal thriller with many twists and subplots that move the reader into a complex storyline that would have been extremely difficult to replicate if it were not for my own experiences of having a child taken to the other side of the world. Readers quickly descend into the dark, bizarre, and unthinkable world of international child abduction; however, they are also taken into a world of committed love and joy in the form of a father's unending search for his son despite the most bizarre and dangerous obstacles placed in his way. Together, readers and critics appear to be truly enjoying CHASING THE CYCLONE."

Many of Amazon's renown HALL OF FAME reviewers are praising best-selling author's Peter Thomas Senese's recently released E-book international legal thriller CHASING THE CYCLONE as an electrifying story fans of high suspense legal thrillers readers and every loving parent must read. CHASING THE CYCLONE is presently available in E-book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in E-book and will be released in hardcover at the end of January, 2012.

Peter Thomas Senese's new book release CHASING THE CYCLONE has caused more than a handful of critics and readers to develop deeply frustrating and angry emotions that they have actually thrown or wanted to throw the author's riveting international legal thriller or their e-book reader against a wall, a door, or through a window. Ordinarily, an author would not have any desire to have a reader's feelings erupt to the point of physical action, unless of course, the storyline is intended to touch the reader's nerve in such a way that they feel the need to physically act.

Inspired by the best-selling author's own experiences racing into the storms of child abduction, Amazon's critics have called "Chasing The Cyclone" 'a Call-To-Arms against this worldwide epidemic and Peter Thomas Senese as a master storyteller'.

Amazon Hall of Fame book reviewer Daniel Jolley commented, "Chasing The Cyclone" isn't just a powerful novel; it's a call to arms against a growing epidemic that is tearing lives apart behind the headlines... "Chasing The Cyclone" is much more than just a superb, can't-put-down novel, though; it is a book with a purpose... Thomas has become an outspoken advocate on this issue, and 'Chasing The Cyclone' makes for a clear and profoundly effective call to action. I would go so far as to encourage every loving parent to read this book, as the bond between this father and son is one to be emulated..."

Amazon Hall of Fame book reviewer Harriett Klausner added, . . . "This is an exciting cautionary thriller that grips readers from the onset . . . "Chasing The Cyclone" will shake the audience, this exciting cautionary thriller grips readers from the onset..."

Dr. Grady Harp, a highly respected Amazon Hall Of Fame book reviewer said, "Peter Thomas Senese now opens the windows on the magnitude of these tragedies in his excellent "Chasing The Cyclone"... As if the fast paced energy of this story weren't enough to satisfy the reader, Peter Thomas Senese demonstrates his quality as a writer of distinction on many levels... this impossible to put down book..."

Additionally, Amazon Top Book Reviewer Shelley Gammon added, "Chasing the Cyclone" is the second book I've read by Peter Thomas Senese, and like "The Den of the Assassin," it's a real page turner... This was a book I could not put down. Thomas has a gift in writing a compelling novel that not only keeps the reader engaged, but educates as well."

Added Peter Thomas Senese,"Chasing The Cyclone" is an entertaining book many readers have connected to as it is a serious legal thriller that hits a nerve with our desire to love our children best we can." Peter Thomas Senese is the author of geopolitical thrillers including THE DEN OF THE ASSASSIN, CLONING CHRIST, and WAR ON WALL STREET.

Peter Thomas Senese's legal thriller is deeply inspired by his own personal experiences of having a child internationally abducted and taken to the other side of the world, as well as the hardship thousands of other targeted parents and chidlren of international abduction face each year. International parental child abduction is a federal crime in most countries, including the United States and Canada.

The author has become an outspoken advocate against international child abduction. Peter Thomas Senese is donating 100% of his author royalties to the I CARE Foundation - a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting prevent international child abduction. Peter Thomas Senese commented, "I am pleased to donate my author royalties to the I CARE Foundation as the organization is dedicated to making a positive difference for children and parents targeted for abduction. In writing and releasing CHASING THE CYCLONE, similar to my other projects I have created that deal with child abduction, it is my hope to educate others of the real issues at hand so that children and targeted parents may be protected."