The No Death Option by Brian K. Ellerby
The No Death Option is a fictional work centering on Youssef Aziz. Youssef immigrated to the United States with his mother and father the year after Gulf War I to escape persecution from Saddam Hussein for helping the Americans. Youssef has an American education, but unknown to his family and close associates, Youssef maintains close ties with one of the radical Islamic factions in his home country of Iraq. Like a dormant virus in the human body awaiting the right conditions to awaken, so too has Youssef’s and his plans lain dormant in America.
Then events at his job cause him to implement his plan of attack on an unsuspecting America. His actions have serious though not deadly effects on Americans but if not stopped would kill their great American engine of consumption, the Economy. The Death of the Economy would result in the death of America without killing its people. The No Death Option takes current events occurring in our country and tells a gripping story of what could happen if terrorists ever figure out what truly makes America work.
Brian K. Ellerby was born and raised in Wadesboro, North Carolina, a small rural community located 54 miles to the east of Charlotte, NC. Brian was educated in the public school system of Anson County, North Carolina, the proud product of two public school system educators. His father Melton Ellerby was a High School Principal and his mother Ruth Peguese Ellerby was an elementary school educator. After graduation, Brian went on to receive his undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 and received his Master of Science Degree in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988. For the past twenty-five years, Brian has worked in the public health care arena as an administrator of public/private primary care medical organizations.