What happens when you combine an FBI agent, an academic, and a frustrated screenwriter? Sounds like the setup for a joke, right? Actually, it’s my story. And it’s how I came to write this book.

In my first career, I was an FBI agent, investigating all sorts of stuff, including a stint in counterterrorism; though I can assure you that the work is far less glamorous than what you see on TV programs such as Criminal Minds or The Blacklist. However, it was a marvelous profession with incredible people dedicated to public safety and law enforcement.

During my tenure as an agent, I also taught at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, yet another (Quantico) FBI-related TV series. While teaching at the FBI Academy, I attended George Mason ...

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