Ron L. Carter - born Jan. 7, 1947 - Norman, Arkansas. I've lived in Visalia, California all my life. Graduated from Redwood High School in 1965 and College of the Sequoias in 1969. I've been an insurance agent, real estate agent, and home builder since June 1969. Married to Tami (Shelton) and have 3 children and 2 grandchildren. I spent almost two years in the U.S. Army, during which time, I had one tour of duty in Vietnam from Sept. 1967 to Sept. 1968 (during the Tet Offensive). I've written five books: 1. "Twenty-One Months." (non-fiction) Over 50 true life short stories of my time in the U.S. Army and the Vietnam War. #2. "From the Darkness of my Mind." (fiction thriller) - Based loosely on the true life story of a serial killer. #3. "The American Terrorist, a Grandfather's refenge" (fiction drama) - A Grandfather lost his only Grandson in Afghanistan at the hands of the terrorists. He seeks revenge by blowing up the known and suspected terrorist cells in America. #4. "Unearthly Realms." (science fiction) - A firefighter dies in a car accident and comes back as a ghost. He travels through other dimensions trying to figure out how to make contact with his wife that was left behind. #5. "Night Crawlers." (fiction - thriller) - A dysfunctional family of thieves that live in a small active ghost town in the California desert. They are feared by the locals that call them, "Night Crawlers."
on Jan. 07, 2014 :
I am afraid I did not finish this book. Sadly over 50% of the book that I skipped through goes into the grandfather's history...so there was nothing other than the first chapter which set things up nicely and ready to get into the meat of the action, which did not happen before I closed the book.
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on July 01, 2013 :
An American Terrorist takes my very valid fears, still bruised from 9/11 and reeling with anger from the bombings at the Boston marathon, using them to see the pain suffered by a grandfather, just informed of his only grandchild's death. With literally nothing left to lose, Doug, a retired physician and widower, is feeling the pain that no parent or grandparent should ever have to feel. My heart truly hurt reading this book knowing that it could very easily be a true story and surprised I haven't yet heard of it happening on the news! It was one of those novels I couldn't stop reading until I turned the very last page and finally let loose the tears that had been threatening to spill. Thank you Mr. Carter for another point of view to this never endng and senseless loss of lives.
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