I was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in New York City where I attended public schools through high school. I enlisted in the Air Force very young and was stationed in Upstate New York, Illinois, Washington DC and Spain While in Washington DC I became a Special Agent in the Office of Special Investigations. After a four-year tour in Spain, I left the Air Force but remained in Reserve. For a while I was a civilian Special Agent in the Office of Naval Intelligence, now the Naval Criminal Investigation Service I dedicated more time to the Air Force becoming a Mobilization Augmentee with service in the 1127th Special Activity Group, the Defense Intelligence Agency, The Defense Joint Staff and the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force as a;;Politico -Military Affairs Office. I retired from the Air Force as a Colonel On and off in the civilian sector I became a lawyer upon graduation from the law school at the Catholic University of America and became, first, a juvenile prosecutor and later a senior trail attorney with the US Justice Department. For a time I served as the Secretary General of an international group of lawyers known as the Inter-American Bar Association and various other business, legal and military organizations.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Bleak House, David Copperfield for their literary merit and historical value. Bone Tree for its narrative. World Without End for great subplots. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Smiley's People are great espionage stories the way espionage is. The Jackdaws for the same reason.
What do you read for pleasure?
Read. Paint oils. When I can, build historical ship models. Watch the better shows on television.
This thriller details the creation off a chimera virus that can kill one hundred million persons within weeks. A US virologist, Lianne Silverman has contracted with a foreign entity to produce the virus for $100 million. About to make delivery, she first tests it by setting it off in the Baltimore home of her professor and other “enemies.”
After several killings a counteroffensive takes form
A massive terrorist attack shakes New York. The terrorists’ aim is to execute a coup d’etat in the United States and replace the government with a totalitarian regime. Colonel Marc Davila of the Defense Intelligence Agency organizes a group of progressive Congressional leaders and high-ranking military personnel and mount a counter-offensive.