Senator Orrin Hatch calls Threads of Hor, A masterful job. I was inspired . . . The process that Bill Tolbert was required to go through in his attempt to obtain flight clearance for Troop 514's flag would have deterred a lesser man. But the responsibility he felt for those fourteen young men kept him going. He enlisted the help of all his resources to get the flag included in the official flight kit. Finally, he stood before the troop and anunced that their request had been approved. Troop 514's flag would be on the next shuttle mission, due to launch in eight weeks.
Gordon Ryan is a writer with a varied history. He has lived and worked in six foreign nations and a dozen or more states, including Alaska. He was a Recon Marine in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis, served in the Air Force in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He also served as a member of the American Embassy staff in Dublin, Ireland, during the violent seventies. His first published novel, Dangerous Legacy, was released in 1994 and he has published nine more over the intervening years with the Pug Connor novels, State of Rebellion and Uncivil Liberties being his newest releases. Needing to feed his family, he never gave up his day job as a city manager and chief executive of large homeowners' associations, but once he discovered the joys of fiction, writing has been the driving force. Now writing full-time, Gordon and his wife, Colleen, spend their time between the American northwest and the beautiful South Pacific.