Noted Futurist Looks Back: How Espionage, Arms Deals and Recent History Sowed the Seeds of Today’s Terrorism – PR Newswire (press release)

Posted: June 28, 2017 at 5:43 am

Former defense contractor-turned-author and futurist David Treichler -- writing as dhtreichler -- sheds startling light on the twists and turns of the "Armaments Bazaar" process in his new book, and portrays weapons sales to contentious Middle East countries as sometimes problematic -- and even dangerous.

Drawn from Treichler's real-world experiences in the Middle East, it offers insights into espionage, intelligence failures and the cat-and-mouse games played in suppressing the peoples of the region. He details transactions with often life-and-death consequences for both the citizens of these nations -- and their sovereign neighbors.

The fiction-based-on-fact book, called simply, Rik's, is available at In addition, you can view a video book trailer at

As time has proven, the sale of weapons and intelligence systems can prove pivotal to countries like Iraq, Iran, Turkey and, currently, Syria, under strongman Bashar al-Assad.

Treichler admits he -- like his lead character in the novel -- sometimes had misgivings about the end use of the weapons he sold. But, in the final analysis, following U.S. policy to maintain arms parity in the volatile region was the only option, he says.

The book is about an American State Department official whose day job is to help U.S. companies reach trade agreements.

By night, however, he gathers intelligence and arranges the sale of military hardware to maintain the balance of power in the region. In the novel, he is also the CIA station chief who has fallen in love with a broadcast journalist.

"Five stars for Rik's," writes the Midwest Book Review. "It speaks eloquently about such vital issues as patriotism, comradeship, and the lengths to which love will go. This gritty read will ring true with any follower of America's foreign interventions."

It is also available online at

Media Contact: David Treichler, Author (817) 909-2128 (cell phone)

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