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Captain Skip Allen, USAF (ret.) “enlisted in the United States Air Force and wound up traveling from Southeast Asia to Greece and many places in between.”  After 25 years of service he retired at the rank of Captain. He holds “a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and Master of Arts degrees in Human Resources Development and Public Administration from Webster University.” Captain Skip Allen is the author of Requiem for the Phoenix and Out of the Ashes.

According to the book description of Out of the Ashes, “The September 11 terrorist attacks are nearly a five-year-old memory. Although the United States has never felt more secure, al Qaida is getting ready to prove otherwise. Instead of commercial airliners, now al Qaida plans to use a biological weapon of mass destruction they call the "Phoenix." Instead of fanatical Muslim terrorists, they have recruited three young American men to commit acts of bioterrorism without suspicion. Instead of targets like New York City and the Pentagon, they plan to strike America's Heartland, unleashing the Phoenix on three unsuspecting cities while the nation celebrates its independence.

The government's ultra-secret Phoenix Task Force races against the clock to decode al Qaida's encrypted communications network and expose the Phoenix operation. The president orders task force agents army officer Matt Garret and government scientist Annie Stewart to work undercover for the head al Qaida Phoenix operative in the Costa Rican tropics.”

Out of the Ashes
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Requiem for the Phoenix
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According to the book description of Requiem for the Phoenix, “Two years have passed since the Phoenix operation: al Qaida’s secret attack on the American Heartland with a biological weapon of mass destruction. Since then, al Qaida has undergone an unexpected reversal. They broadcast a series of strange messages. In one hand they offer an olive branch of peace and their support to help promote President Richard Samuelson’s worldwide democratic reforms and bring an end to terrorism. In al Qaida’s other hand, however, is their secret plot to launch the second phase of the Phoenix operation: a series of attacks comprising their most devastating wave of terror since 9/11.

Aware of al Qaida’s deception, the president mounts a secret multinational effort to stop the operation. Phoenix Task Force agents Matt and Annie Garret go undercover with CIA agent Ryan Daniels and risk it all to stop the attacks and destroy the al Qaida organization. As the plot unfolds across three continents, the suspense ramps up, sustained by multiple converging subplots and private agendas of world leaders, obsessed power brokers, and terrorists.”

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