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Stephen W. Austen was born in Lafayette, Louisiana. "I was born in Lafayette and raised in New Orleans. But I truly grew-up as I travelled or lived in some thirty-four states." A Human Resources Manager, he now resides with his family in Monroe, North Carolina.
My writings and interests are eclectic. My latest series, "The Paladin Papers" are fast-paced, fact-based military/techno thrillers. Based on today's events and often set in the near future, they offer thought-provoking entertainment. They will keep you thinking long after you put them down.
"I am certain you will enjoy reading these stories as much as I did writing them. . ."
on Feb. 06, 2011 :
This was a fantastic tale of how a foreign power might attack the United States. Great attention to detail was maintained by Mr Austen. Reference was made to an old Civil Defense shelter in New Orleans. In the mid 1960's, I spent many hours at that location. The descriptions and diagrams were rock solid. The discussions of the SCADA vulnerabilities are real - and evidenced by the real world Stuxnet virus recently unleashed on Iran. I LOVED it !
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on July 24, 2010 :
Scary when you think about how vulnerable the US society is to a determined enemy. Deeply detailed and authentic. A genuine techno-thriller!
(reviewed long after purchase)