Featured Interview With Barry L. Becker
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I am a military veteran and a graduate of San Francisco State University. My wife and I live in Portland, Oregon.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I was interested in reading novels when I was about eighteen. I didn’t start writing until my junior year in college.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I enjoy fiction the most, especially suspense and espionage thrillers. My favorite authors are David Baldacci, Nelson DeMille, Daniel Silva, Christopher Reich, Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and Mary Higgins Clark. I also enjoy reading non-fiction and memoirs.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
I wanted to write a story about the best-of-the best special operations forces tier-one Joint Special Operations Command operators. Mark Ericksen fit the best description perfectly: He has integrity, courage, intelligence and leadership. He was all about duty, honor, and country. This is a story about his journey from high-value target missions in Afghanistan in 2002, resigning his commission, facing the burdens of war-PTSD, and successfully moving ahead in life within the defense contracting business. In 2009, the CIA receives actionable intelligence about a wealthy Saudi terrorism mastermind who is hell-bent on attacking American cities with nuclear material.
When America urgently needs his services again, the CIA tasks Ericksen for Operation Avenging Eagles to sabotage the terrorist plot.
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