About the author: Served in the U.S. Navy as an electronics specialist working with guided missiles. Twenty one years as a security specialist with the Postal Inspection Service doing covert installations, installing and maintaining access control, intrusion detection systems and video monitoring. Three years as the Area Security Coordinator for the U.S. Postal Service determining security needs of facilities in the twelve states in his area, by doing risk assessment and security surveys. Security Coordinator required being involved in creating budgets to cover the acquisition and installation of the security equipment needed. He currently is a consultant to mystery writers providing information on police procedures, weapons and surveillance techniques. He has assisted such great writers as: Michael Connelly, Jim Swain, M.J. Rose, and the late Barbara Seranella. He has written "Don't Talk to Strangers," the sequel, "Dead End," "Friends and Others," "The Pension Plan" and the latest book, "Hunter."