About The Ericksen Connection:
The Ericksen Connection is a spy thriller about betrayal, PTSD, corruption, conspiracy, terrorism, and murder. Mark Ericksen, the former Navy SEAL Team Six operator and executive vice president of EyeD4 Systems, a biometrics defense contractor based in Wilsonville, Oregon, was all about duty, honor, and country. He resigned from his commission in 2002 and worked for three defense contractors over the next several years, maintaining his top-secret security clearance while hiding his PTSD.
In 2009, the CIA received actionable intelligence about a Saudi terrorist mastermind aided by Russian arms dealers who needed a classified biometrics encryption communications system from EyeD4 Systems to direct his sleeper cell operatives in launching a horrific nuclear attack on American cities.
When America urgently needs his services again, the CIA tasks him with Operation Avenging Eagles to sabotage the plot. Can Ericksen avoid discovery and thwart the nuclear attack before a network of terrorists achieves their plans?
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Barry L. Becker retired in 2013 after spending twenty-two years as a sole proprietor for his independent manufacturers’ representative company, covering the Pacific Northwest. He also provided marketing consultancy services to the Biometrics Technology industry.
He served as the vice president of international sales and marketing from 1984 to 1991 for Eyedentify. The Beaverton, Oregon-based company specialized in eye retinal technology for positive identification within sensitive and classified facilities. Their major customers were intelligence agencies, defense and interior ministries, aerospace and defense contractors, nuclear power plants, banks, and financial institutions. He traveled over 500,000 miles during that period.
In 1987, his article “Eyedentify Counters Security Threat” appeared in the Journal of Defense & Diplomacy, Volume 5, Number 8.
Mr. Becker earned an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in creative arts and minored in marketing from San Francisco State University. He has completed Executive Programs at the Columbia Graduate School of Business and Stanford Business School. The Ericksen Connection was his first novel, and The Ryzhkov Vendetta is his second book.
The San Francisco Book Review gave The Ericksen Connection a 4.5 of 5.0-star rating.