After being a combat photographer during the Belgium Congo revolution and the Algerian war with France in the US military, Robert Howerter graduated from Kent State University in 1968 with a degree in English. However, he spent almost his entire life working in computer software design and implementation, and in executive management of several large companies. He often spoke to technology leaders by giving speeches in numerous countries, travelling to 45 of them. Upon retirement as a Director, Price Waterhouse World Firm, he decided to put his writing skills to work, penning numerous newspaper articles on gardening. He has written four novels in a series, Grayfield, The Normandy Appointment, The Marquis' Inheritance, and Emily's Mark, as well as his newest, The Crown Project,. Much of what he learned about France was in Normandy where he lived, and in Paris, the city he loves. Currently, he resides with his wife in the Tampa area.
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The Crown Project
A French terrorist organization plots to kidnap a boy Prince, heir to the British throne. American Ben Carter reluctantly leaves his law job to help determine which heir is targeted, only to ultimately get trapped in a deadly game of blame in Paris trying to prove his innocence in a suspenseful web of intrigue. An undercover CIA agent, Angelique, becomes his lover with her own agenda.
Fourth and final of series. As Mac's love affair with Emily ignites his soul during the Gulf War, he loses her. Twenty years later, he sees Emily in Paris where their liaison is reignited while he tracks a terrorist bent on re-establishing a different society. However, Emily has a secret she has kept that will change Mac's life and his family. Mac's CIA in Paris infiltrates the terrorist group.
The Marquis' Inheritance
Third in the series. in 1803,Congress passed a bill to reward Lafayette, but he declines the inheritance. Jefferson hides the bill in one of his books. However, a doctoral student in the 21st century finds and steals it. Mac and his team of CIA and FBI try to recover the ancient document signed by Jefferson before it bankrupts the US. Appostle's terrorist group create a challenge to the team.
The Normandy Appointment
2nd in the series. The war on terror was now a decade old with no further attacks on the US, but with growing suicide bombings. Pres. Matthews, in office for two years, is invited by the French President to attend D-Day ceremonies at Omaha Beach. A French terrorist group has resolved to assassinate the US president, and CIA operatives have only five weeks to stop it. Also, a surprise ending.
1st in the series. In an era of rising government entitlements, the executive branch takes a bold, sinister and secret move to develop a biological compound to convert America's gene pool from one of normal genes to defective ones, generating disease and eventual death. That goal, if reached, would reduce or completely eliminate entitlements being paid, since few would ever reach retirement age.
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