Peter Thomas Senese, the author of the upcoming critically acclaimed novel 'Chasing The Cyclone' (www.chasingthecyclone.com) is known as a 'Chasing Parent', a term Peter created that is now embraced by the global community of child activists as a parent who races into the most dire of storms once their child is abducted across international borders.
For any parent who has a child abducted knows, trauma instantly thrusts them into a living nightmare only those who have experienced abduction can understand. In 'Chasing The Cyclone', the story's main protagonist, Paul Francesco, similar to events of other 'Chasing Parents' suddenly finds himself traveling across the globe, at times fighting the legal system in several countries, and at other times dealing with nations whose governments did not demonstrate a concern for internationally abducted children; essentially doing whatever he could in his quest to find and rescue his child. Unfortunately, for Francesco and his abducted son, the horrific act of his son's kidnapping is followed by pure evil - further demonstrating that international parental child abduction is a series of severe, dangerous criminal acts against a child.
Inspired by a true story, Paul Francesco sets off to accomplished what may be considered the impossible: the rescue and recovery of his son ... this is that story.
'Chasing The Cyclone' is much more than a gripping story of a loving father's recovery of his child. Peter Thomas Senese offers substantial insight on the flawed legal system that has created a difficult road for 'Chasing Parents' to navigate, while offering detailed and wide-ranging suggestions embraced by the international community as potentially effective ways to reduce the number of international child abductions.
In an attempt to bring about significant awareness to the issue of international child abduction in our country and abroad, Peter decided to write this heart-wrenching story reviewers everywhere are praising. A sample summary include:
".... Peter Thomas Senese masterfully reveals the disturbing world of an abducted child ..." by Maureen Dabbagh: Founder - Parent International
".... Peter Thomas 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 ...." by Grady Harp - Amazon # 3 Reviewer.
".... Peter Thomas Senese' book also hits an emotional nerve ..." by Larry Synclair: Author - Synclair-Cannon Law on Child Abduction.
".... Heart-wrenching, frustrating and touching account of a terrifying event in a parent's life ...." Fascinating to read .... by Valeris Matteson - Amazon Star Reviewer
".... An Incredible Display of What is A Great Legal Thriller ... All The Elements Of Great Storytelling ..." Dr. Stuart Meisner - Child Advocate
Supporting Pacifica TWST's and Peter Thomas' efforts to raise global awareness and offer viable solutions to the rapid and brutal devastation caused by international child abduction, a global documentary titled: 'Chasing Parents: Racing Into The Storms of International Parental Child Abduction' is in various phases of production.
In addition, key leaders and global activists in the area of intentional child abduction are actively involved in the film project. The documentary is anticipating to be showcased at a host of major film festivals in 2010. In addition, Pacifica TWST anticipates making a public announcement concerning the film adaptation of 'Chasing The Cyclone' in the coming weeks.
'Chasing The Cyclone' Synopsis:
Author Peter Thomas Senese, a Chasing Parent who successfully turned the world upside-down in search of his abducted child, propels the reader into a terrifying, heart-wrenching, suspenseful, and triumphant journey of love and dedication in his gripping, highly informative thriller Chasing The Cyclone. Inspired by, and written through the eyes and experiences of a parent once left behind in the wake of an evil plot that only few could imagine, Peter Thomas' novel 'Chasing The Cyclone' is an extraordinary first-hand account of the intricacies and complex legal maze a parent searching for their child in lieu of international parental child abduction must face, and the terrorizing road children of this crime must travel on. In 'Chasing The Cyclone' Peter Thomas shares a tale so intimate and informative that readers will immediately realize it could only have been written by an individual who journeyed into the darkness in order to protect a child.
Paul Francesco is an independent, successful single man in his late thirties who has everything in the world going for him: financial stability with the real possibility of obtaining significant wealth, a dedicated and loyal group of family and friends, and a challenging, exciting, and rewarding career. Except Paul has one problem: he lives with a deep, dark secret that torments him: he is a ghost living in purgatory despite his relative success.
Unknown to Paul, there is an evil plan to extort his hard-earned assets from him and in the process deny him the one thing that is more important to him than anything else in the world: to be an active part of his son Alex's life. Unfortunately, his innocent and trusting seven-year old son is at the center of this vicious and diabolical plot directed at him.
When things go from bad to worse to unbelievably insane - when judges choose not to uphold the laws of their nations, when law enforcement turns a blind eye, and when one government after another's hands are tied due to bureaucratic issues of jurisdiction or non-participation of the international treaty on child abduction, the only thing that could prevent Alex from becoming another sad and sorry statistic on a report that nobody wants to read or think about is his father's vow to never abandon him no matter what. As a result, Paul is forced to become a hunter, chasing the predators who have taken his son to the other side of the world. With the situation becoming more and more desperate, he is forced to find other resources to help him.
As the hunt moves across international borders, he gathers together an extraordinary group of individuals, each with their own powerful stories, to help him. The story moves from the United States and Canada, to the island nations of Oceania, and culminates in the horrifying black-markets of Asia.
'Chasing The Cyclone' by Peter Thomas Senese is a first-hand account of the growing epidemic that is international parental child abduction, and the extreme difficulties all parents whose child has been abducted must face in order to protect the welfare of their victimized child or children. This story makes clear what needs to be done both here in the United States and throughout the world in order to protect children from being abducted and taken across international borders.
Chasing The Cyclone will be released on November 22, 2012. ISBN # 978-09759123-4-8.