Bio: T. A. Stone is a confidant to Jonathan Kraag and the author of CLOSE TO HOME, one of the first "profiling procedurals." His previously published works include KRIEGSPIEL (Lyford Books/Presidio Press), a NY Times Review of Books acclaimed techno thriller. He is a member of the Author's Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and the Society for Technical Communication, the National Writers' Union, and a graduate of his local Citizens Police Academy. When not writing fiction, Stone writes marketing communications materials for a major telecommunications manufacturer and teaches creative writing and American literature at a local community college or cruises the Illinois back roads on his motorcycle. Stone is a former Army Airborne/Ranger Infantry officer whose military assignments included duty as an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his MA in English from Northwestern University. He lives with his family in a perfectly normal suburb outside Chicago, IL. He can be contacted through his web site www.closetohome.org.
A brutal killer with a bloody sense of revenge terrorizes the affluent Chicago suburb of Ravensburg. First the well-scrubbed teenage "girl next door" is found dead, her corpse provocatively posed alongside a busy thoroughfare. The body count climbs as the town's young and handsome activist minister and his older, married, minivan-mom lover are found mutilated in her locked suburban home. Close to Home is a tour de force through the wholesome appearances and sordid realities of a town voted "the ... more info>>
It's tough to solve a dead cop's murder when there's no hard evidence; it's tougher still when the cops don't want to believe the crime ever happened. It gets even more difficult when small town politicians fight scorched earth turf wars, and when a high-priced, well-connected crime consultant sets you up to take the rap for not only that crime, but a half-dozen other homicides as well, even a former FBI profiler and "black Ops" agent can find himself backed into a deadly corner. When a respecte... more info>>