Today I’m hosting my good friend and fellow author, Pete Klismet. Pete and I have known each other for many years and, since we were both writing and publishing books at about the same time, we became good friends about three years ago. Pete’s a retired FBI agent whose territory included Ouray, so he knew my husband, Richard, when he was the police chief here. After retiring from the FBI, Pete took a job as Department Chair and Associate Professor at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs. He has since retired from that. I’m particularly excited to have Pete as the first person I’ve ever hosted on the blog and anxious to ask him some questions about what he’s been up to.
So Pete, what are you up to lately?
First of all Jackie, thanks for having me as your first guest. I’m honored to be here. I guess I’m one of those people who just doesn’t quite know how to retire. In addition to the three books I’ve written and had published since you and I started, I’ve got a bunch of other things going. I do consulting work for law enforcement, private attorneys and even some private individuals. People find me through my website, which is www.criminalprofilingassociates.com. In the two years since I ‘retired’ as a college professor, I’m honestly busier than I was then. But for me every day is a Saturday and I can pick and choose what I want to do and when I want to do it. I’m still involved in what has been called ‘Jon Benet Ramsey, Part II,’ which is the Dylan Redwine case in Durango, Colorado. It’s a currently-unsolved case about a thirteen year old boy who went missing three years ago, and some remains were found about six months later in the mountains. Working with law enforcement in Durango, we have identified a person of interest in the death of Dylan, and are moving forward to hopefully charge that individual.
I want to ask you about your third book in a minute, since it’s a case near and dear to my heart, but first I’d like you to tell my readers about your first two books.
Sure, glad to. “FBI Diary: Profiles of Evil” is about my experiences as one of the first FBI profilers, our training, and some of the cases I worked. That book has done well, and will now do even better in the hands of another publisher. I’ve contracted with a publisher in Australia, so it’s for sale “Down Under” and, according to my publisher down there, is also doing well. “FBI Animal House” is a complete departure from my other two books. It’s a true story about my experiences at the FBI Academy and the quality of training we received. Which was very poor I’m sorry to say. But no one has ever gone inside the FBI Academy and talked about the training before. I also recount a number of rather crazy things my academy class did while there. The ‘spit and polish’ image we all have of FBI agents is definitely challenged by the raucous antics of my academy class!
Now, tell us a little about your third book, “FBI Diary: Home Grown Terror.”
In May of 1998, three heavily-armed, survivalist, para-military men stole a commercial water truck and ambushed Cortez, Colorado Police Officer Dale Claxton. This is the complete inside story of that cold-blooded murder, a decade-long investigation and search as only a few can tell it. Until now, no one involved in the case has. I was one of the original FBI agents to arrive in the hours after the death of Officer Claxton, which was followed by a wild, bullet-riddled chase through Cortez, rivaling anything ever seen in an action movie. Three officers were seriously wounded, seven police cars were put out of commission, and an entire community and region of the west was terrorized.
What the reader does is step into the shoes of an FBI Agent working with many others to put together the pieces and uncover the clues the killers have left behind. It’s been described as being: Spine-tingling suspense that heightens the senses and creates awareness of what really happened behind the scenes. It is a meticulously-researched book, with every chapter ending with a cliff-hanger that drives the reader on to the next.
Pete, tell my readers where they can find the books:
Sure. They’re all available through Amazon.com. Or, if your readers want a signed copy, they can get ahold of you and you can tell me where to send it. With a check involved, of course.
Thanks Pete. I appreciate you being my first guest.
Here’s a picture of Pete’s three books in the event you’d like to pick one up:
For Immediate Release:
May 28, 2015 – Global Publishing Group Proudly Presents:
“FBI DIARY: HOME GROWN TERROR”
(Inside the Investigation and Greatest Manhunt in the West)
May, 1998 – Three heavily-armed, survivalist, para-military men steal a commercial water truck and ambush Cortez, Colorado Police Officer Dale Claxton. This is the complete inside story of that cold-blooded murder, decade-long investigation and search as only a few can tell it. And until now, no one involved in the case has.
Pete Klismet was one of the original FBI Special Agents to arrive in the hours after the death of Officer Claxton, which was followed by a wild, bullet-riddled chase through Cortez, rivaling anything seen in an action movie. Three officers were seriously wounded, seven police cars were put out of commission, and an entire community and region of the west was terrorized.
Award-winning author Klismet captivated readers with his books FBI DIARY: PROFILES OF EVIL and FBI ANIMAL HOUSE. He has done it again with his latest release by Global Publishing Group. Readers will step into the shoes of an FBI Agent as he works with many others to put together the pieces and uncover the clues the killers have left behind. FBI DIARY: HOME GROWN TERROR is spine-tingling suspense that heightens the senses and creates awareness of what really happened behind the scenes. It is a meticulously-researched book, with every chapter ending in a cliff-hanger that drives the reader on to the next.
Available in print and Ebook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. Information on the Author and his latest release can be found at: www.GlobalPublishingGroupLLC.com.
Contact the author via eMail at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview about this riveting book.
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Jackie’s books: FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST (trade paperback & Kindle) http://www.amazon.com. WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW (trade paperback & Kindle) http://www.amazon.com. Paperback http://www.shopOTPbooks.com & .barnesandnoble.com